Mole Spiced Tacos – Easy and Amazing!

If you’re tired of those same taco Tuesday seasonings you buy in bulk at the grocery store…then stop buying them.  Tacos are fun and easy to make.  I found this recipe as part of one of my subscriptions and made some fun edits and tweaks making this a ridiculously good alternative.  The best part is that it takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish and will make everyone go wow!

spiced mole steak tacos recipe

Mole Spiced Steak Tacos

Mole seasoning is wonderfully unexpected surprise twist on the much loved classic taco. 

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sirloin steak tips
  • flour torillas or corn taco shells I prefer flour tortillas
  • 1 poblano pepper chopped or thinly sliced (depending on your preference)
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 4 button mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1 can sweet corn drained (or 1 ear of fresh sweet corn stripped off of the cob)
  • 1 medium red onion 1/2 thinly sliced and 1/2 finely chopped
  • 6 tbsp low fat sour cream
  • Mole spice blend you can find it here https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-aliasaps&field-keywords=mole+spice&_encoding=UTF8&tag=gaywedgea-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=29d8d4c7da09b1e0439805524098ecc4&camp=1789&creative=9325
  • chili powder to taste
  • 2-3 cloves garlic finely chopped or minced
  • 1 lime zested and sliced into wedges
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Gather your ingredients 

    ingredients for mole steak tacos
  2. Chop your garlic onion, bell pepper, poblano pepper, and mushrooms. Then zest and cut the lime.

  3. Over medium high heat, cook the poblano, bell pepper and sliced onions for about 5 or 6 minutes in a large drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (vegetable oil works too) and season with a small pinch of sea salt and black pepper. 

  4. When you have 4 minutes left, toss in 1 clove of chopped garlic (only if you want to add an extra clove) and let it really add some flavor. Now place these in a bowl on the side.

  5. Now add another large drizzle of extra virgin olive oil to the same pan over medium high heat and add the corn and the chopped onion with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Once it's cooked for about 3 or 4 minutes, add the chili powder (as much as you'd like) and mix in well. 

  6. Now place this in another bowl (you can use the bowls as a fun way for people to assemble their own tacos at dinner) and set aside. Once it's started to cool, add in 2 tablespoons of the low fat sour cream and if you want, a couple squeezes of fresh lime juice. You can zest the lime and add part of that as well for a fun look and extra flavor. If you really want to take it over the top, add some chopped basil or cilantro to it.

  7. Now heat up the tortillas by wrapping them in a moist paper towel and placing in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

  8. Next add a final large drizzle of extra virgin olive oil into the same pan and toss in your sirloin tips, mushrooms and the other two cloves of chopped or minced garlic. You'll want to sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, then flip and season the other side immediately. 

    how to make spiced mole steak tacos
  9. Now add 1/2 to 3/4 of the mole spice (if you have a big container, do a table spoon or two) to the sirloin tips and try to cover them as much as possible. Now cook them until they're at your preferred doneness and remove. (remember, raw meat can be dangerous).

  10. Now in a final bowl, combine the remaining sour cream, 1 teaspoon of mole spice, a couple squeezes of lime juice, lime zest and a small pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Mix together and now line up the bowls with the tortillas and enjoy an amazing taco Tuesday! 

Recipe Notes

If you cannot find Mole Spice locally, or don't want to deal with trying to find it, Click Here.

 

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