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Cheese Enchiladas with Red Mole

By Mark Bittman

Published February 7, 2024

Mole is a group of classic slow-cooked Mexican sauces that get their rich, deep flavor from a long list of ingredients (including chocolate, nuts, seeds, herbs, chiles, and more). This mole is loaded with nuts, and I’ve purposefully kept the cheese filling to a minimum so the sauce remains the star.

Photo: Burcu Avsar and Zach DeSart
Photo: Burcu Avsar and Zach DeSart
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This isn’t time-consuming once everything is assembled, but I’d still consider this a special occasion dish. If you’re looking for everyday enchiladas, see the first variation.

Serve with sliced white or red radishes, sliced avocado, chopped fresh tomatoes or tomatillos, shredded lettuce, sour cream or crema, and/or toasted pumpkin seeds.