Bring the family together for dinner and enjoy a delicious and authentic Oaxacan Mole experience. This month’s box features famed LA restaurant Guelaguetza’s Mole Negro and Mole Rojo. A recipe passed down from generation to generation, using over 20 ingredients from Oaxaca and made in the traditional way. Each ingredient is individually toasted, ground up, and artfully blended to provide you with an authentic flavor known as the “most authentic Oaxacan mole” in the USA. Paired with our exclusive Oaxacan lead-free cazuela (cooking pot), handmade and painted by a cooperative of families who are trying to maintain their rich tradition of Oaxacan pottery. It’s a naturally toned clay pot adorned with flowers and can go from the stovetop to the table. Also included is a hand carved wooden spoon from Oaxaca to complete your experience.
What’s in the box:
- (1) Guelaguetza Mole Negro, 16 oz.
- (1) Guelaguetza Mole Rojo 16 oz.
- (1) 100% Lead-Free Cazuela de Barro (Clay Pan)
- Dimensions: 10 in x 3.4 in
- (1) Cuchara de Madera (Wooden Spoon)
- (2) Brown Sugar, Single Serve Packs
Enhance your experience and add Oaxacan Chocolate to your box. Use Oaxacan Chocolate for a truly authentic flavor. Available now in the MyCajita Shop.
If you’ve ever searched for the best Mole in the United States, you’ve come across Guelaguetza, a traditional Oaxacan restaurant in Los Angeles, Ca. They import all their ingredients from Oaxaca and make their moles in the traditional way, toasting all the chile’s and spices individually and then artfully blending and grinding them to create a sumptuous paste.
Mole Negro is the king of mole’s, it’s a succulent sauce that is both sweet and savory. It has over 20 ingredients including chile mulato, pasilla, and chilhuacle, plantians, sesame seeds, cinnamon, walnuts, raisins, and more.
Mole Rojo, the sister of mole negro, is a spicier blend of ancho and guajillo chiles. Great for authentic Enchiladas Oaxaquenos!
CAZUELA DE BARRO SIN PLOMO
We went on a deep search to find a lead free, authentically made cazuela, to compliment your Oaxacan moles. Oaxacan barro (earthenware) has long been famous and utilized throughout Mexico. The small town of Atzompa in Oaxaca is famous for their pottery, but have recently struggled to survive selling their famous barro pottery.
The cazuela is made entirely by hand, from mixing the earth, forming the cazuela, baking, and painting. These artists are a collective of families who are working to bring back pottery to Atzompa. The cazuela can go directly from the stovetop to the table and is adorned with local flowers from Oaxaca on the outside. It is 100% free from lead. We are proud to support this collective in its efforts to revive its economic base and bring back jobs and prosperity for its community.
CUCHARA DE MADERA
The handmade Mexican wooden spoons are made by Oaxacan artists who sell them throughout regional markets near Oaxaca to support their families.