Archive for August 16th, 2011

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas with Mole Sauce

A few weeks ago, I saw a sweet potato and black bean burrito recipe.   Being a sweet potato lover, the recipe interested me.  I added the idea to the bottom of my mental “recipes to try” list.

Also on my long list of recipes to try, was mole sauce.  Mole sauce has always intrigued me.  Mole sauce is a brown/red sauce that originated in Mexico.  There are many legends about how the sauce was first created.

The most common version of the legend takes place at the Convent of Santa Rosa in Puebla sometime early in the colonial period. Upon hearing that the archbishop was going to visit, the convent nuns went into a panic because they were poor and had almost nothing to prepare. The nuns prayed and brought together the little bits of what they did have, chili peppers, spices, day-old bread nuts and a little chocolate and more. They killed an old turkey they had, cooked it and put the sauce on top; and the archbishop loved it.[3] Wikipedia