I was always a little intimidated by mole sauce. It’s so dark and mysterious looking, like something you’d find in a witch’s cauldron. I knew it was traditionally served with chicken, but I wasn’t sure what else to do with it.
One day, I decided to experiment and see what other side dishes would be good with mole sauce. I made a list of all the different flavors and textures that I could think of and started testing out different combinations.
It was a long process, but I eventually figured out some fantastic side dishes that complemented the mole sauce.
Today, I want to share them with you. So you can enjoy a delicious and flavorful meal without having to worry about what to do with that mole sauce.
What to do With Mole Sauce
- Black Beans and Rice
- Mexican Tortillas
- Mexican Street Corn
- Cheese Enchiladas
- Crispy Onion Rings
- Pulled Chicken
- Scrambled Eggs
- Pork Enchiladas
I’m sure you’re thinking, “Of course, that’s a no-brainer! Everyone knows rice goes with mole sauce.”
But what you may not know is that there are endless possibilities when it comes to rice. You can have it plain, flavored with cumin or chili powder, or even add some vegetables like peas or corn.
So, if you are wondering what to do with mole sauce, rice is always a good choice. Just make sure to add some extra flavor to it, so it doesn’t get lost in the sauce.
Additionally, give it some texture by using a different type of rice. I like to use brown rice, but you could also use wild rice or even quinoa.
Black Beans and Rice
Again, rice makes an appearance here. And that is because my personal favorite way to eat rice with mole sauce is black beans and rice.
The black beans add richness and creaminess that balances out the spices in the mole sauce. While the rice soaks up all the delicious flavors.
To make this dish, simply cook the rice and black beans together. I like to add some chopped onion, garlic, and cumin to give it some extra flavor.
Then, just top it with mole sauce, and you’re good to go!
This is a hearty dish that is packed with protein and fiber, making it a great option for the main meal.
Tortillas are another classic side dish that goes perfectly with mole sauce. They are soft and fluffy, making them the perfect vessel for scooping up all that yummy sauce. Plus, they add a nice crunch when you bite into them.
I like to use flour tortillas, but you could also use corn tortillas. If you want something a little different, you could even try using a spinach or herb tortilla.
To prepare, simply heat the tortillas in the oven or microwave for 30 seconds per time, until they are soft. Then, fill them with your favorite toppings. I like to use pulled chicken, cheese, and a little bit of mole sauce.
But you could also add some veggies like peppers or onions. The possibilities are endless!
Mexican Street Corn
This dish is sweet, savory, and oh-so-delicious. It’s the perfect side dish for mole sauce because it has a little bit of everything.
The corn is roasted until it’s nice and charred. Then, it’s mixed with feta cheese, sour cream, cotija cheese, garlic, and lime juice.
The result is a creamy and flavorful dish that is sure to please everyone at the table. You won’t be able to get enough!
There’s nothing better than a gooey and cheesy enchilada. And when you pair it with mole sauce, you’re in for a real treat.
The combination of the two is simply heavenly. The mole sauce adds a depth of flavor that takes the enchiladas to the next level.
For this dish, I like to use a simple cheese enchilada recipe. But you could also add some veggies or meat if you want. Just make sure to top it with plenty of mole sauce!
Crispy Onion Rings
Onion rings are ideal companions to mole since they provide a bit more crunch to the dish. The onion rings cling to the mole sauce and don’t let go. This adds a unique taste to every bite.
I love how the crispy exterior of the onion rings contrasts with the smooth and creamy sauce. It’s the perfect combination of textures.
If you are looking for a side dish that is sure to impress, look no further than these crispy onion rings! Just make sure you have plenty of mole sauce on hand.
If you go anywhere near pulled chicken, look a little bit closer, and you will find me there too! I love pulled chicken, especially when it’s smothered in mole sauce.
The chicken is incredibly tender and flavorful. And when paired with the mole sauce, it’s a match made in heaven.
This dish is perfect for the main meal or as a side dish. I like to serve it with rice and beans, but it would also be great with tortillas or on its own.
Only a few ingredients are needed for this dish, but it packs a flavorful punch. The eggs are cooked until they are fluffy and then mixed with mole sauce. If you like, you can also add some shredded cheese, diced onion, and chopped green peppers.
My favorite thing about this dish is how the mole sauce gives the eggs a smoky flavor. And the addition of cheese makes them even more delicious. This is a quick and easy dish that is sure to please everyone at the table.
Furthermore, it is a great dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Scrambled eggs are quick and easy to make, but also filling and satisfying. Finally, this is a really brilliant way to use up any leftover mole sauce!
I added this dish to the list because it is one of my personal favorites. I love how the pork melts in your mouth and the mole sauce brings all the flavors together.
The dish starts with tender pork that is cooked until it’s juicy and flavorful. Then, it’s smothered in mole sauce. The final result is an incredibly delicious and hearty dish. Do you know the best part? You can add some black beans, olive, chicken broth, or flour if you like.
Some people prefer enchilada sauce with this dish, but mole sauce is my personal favorite. Give it a try, and let me know what you think!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is mole sauce?
Mole sauce is a Mexican sauce that is made with a variety of ingredients, including chili peppers, chocolate, and nuts. It has a unique flavor that is both sweet and savory.
What can mole sauce be used for?
Mole sauce can be used for a variety of dishes. It’s often used as a sauce for enchiladas or tacos. But it can also be used as a dip, a condiment, or even a marinade.
What foods go well with mole sauce?
Mole sauce is a wonderful match for lots of different dishes. My personal favorites include enchiladas, tacos, scrambled eggs, and pulled chicken.
What is Mexican mole served with?
Mexican mole is typically served with rice and beans. But it can also be served with tortillas, nachos, tacos, vegetables, or on its own.
Mole is the best! It goes elegantly with so many different dishes and it can be used in a variety of ways.
I use it on everything.
As a condiment, wrapped in lettuce leaves, combined with cooked veggies, or added to a pan with fried eggs. Anything.
So, if you are looking for something new to try, or if you are just looking for a way to use up that mole sauce, give one of these dishes a try. I’m sure you’ll love them as much as I do!
Buen provecho! (Enjoy your meal!)