Quick Pork Mole Stew

21  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 45 min total
  • Makes 8 servings.

Quick Pork Mole Stew Recipe


  • 4 guajillo chiles, stemmed, seeded and toasted
  • 1 onion, cut in half, divided
  • 2 cans  (14.5 oz. each) diced tomatoes, undrained, divided
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 lb. boneless pork chops (3/4 inch thick), cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 carrots (5 oz.), peeled, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans  (15 oz. each) black beans, undrained
  • 1 can  (15 oz.) corn, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups  hot cooked long-grain white rice
  • 24 RITZ Crackers


  • Blend  chiles and half the onion in blender until chopped. Add 1 can tomatoes, barbecue sauce and chocolate; blend until smooth; set aside.
  • Heat  oil in Dutch oven or large deep skillet on medium heat. Chop remaining onion. Add to skillet with meat; cook 5 min. or until meat is evenly browned and onions are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Add barbecue sauce mixture, carrots, red peppers, beans, corn, remaining can of tomatoes and water; stir. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 20 min. or until meat is done.
  • Stir  cilantro into meat mixture. Spoon over rice in serving bowls; top with cheese. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Tips

SubstitutePrepare using bittersweet baking chocolate.

How to Toast ChilesHeat skillet on medium heat. Remove seeds from chiles; flatten chiles. Add to skillet; cook 30 sec. or until toasted, turning occasionally. Toasting the chiles will make them shinier and darker in color.

Variation If you don't have a Dutch oven or large deep skillet, you can use a stockpot instead.


Nutrition Information

Makes 8 servings.
  • Well-being Choice
  • Low Calorie
  • Low Fat
  • Good source of vitamin A or C

Diet Exchange

3-1/2 Starch,1 Carbohydrate,2 Vegetable,3 Meat (L),1/2 Fat

Nutrition Notes

The carrots in this low-calorie, low-fat meal are a good source of vitamin A!

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 540 
    • Total fat 14 g
    • Saturated fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 65 mg
    • Sodium 1120 mg
    • Carbohydrate 75 g
    • Dietary fiber 11 g
    • Total sugars 18 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 32 g
    • Vitamin A 100 %DV
    • Vitamin C 90 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 15 %DV
    • Iron 70 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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