Pork Mole Over Fettuccine

Pork Mole Over Fettuccine

Serves 4

Southwestern flavors of chiles and cocoa season the tender pork atop Italian noodles in this fusion twist on a traditional dish. Spiced with cumin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, this simple mole sauce is quickly prepared in the blender and then simmered along with the pork. Serve with a fresh green salad for a delightful meal.

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 pound lean pork, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with their liquid
  • 1 teaspoon chile sauce with garlic
  • 2/3 cup seedless raisins
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 4 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground cloves
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • Salt, to taste
  • 10 ounces dried fettuccine
You must be signed in to use shopping lists. Sign in or create account

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add pork and cook, turning often, until browned on all sides. Remove to a plate and set aside. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the same skillet. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes. Transfer onions to a blender and add tomatoes, chile sauce, raisins, broth, almonds, cocoa powder, oregano, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Puree until almost smooth. Return pork to skillet and pour onion-tomato puree over the top. Simmer over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until pork is just tender. Meanwhile, cook fettuccine according to instructions on package. Drain and serve with pork and mole sauce spooned over the top.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:630 calories (150 from fat), 17g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 850mg sodium, 85g carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 24g sugar), 35g protein
Special Diets: 

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember — we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information. See our Terms of Service.

Recipe Discussion