Cesar's El Mero Mole (Sauce)

BY SEÑORA LULU

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Cesar’s El Mero Mole Sauce by Señora Lulu was featured in the Sept. 2023 issue of the Reflejos Newspaper.

What is El Mero Mole?

Mole in the Nahuatl term “muli” means salsa or sauce. It is considered one of the most valuable gastronomic dishes from Mexico. It is a delicate combination of zesty peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic and about 20 more earthy ingredients. The rich color and combination of chocolate, nuts, and spices are sure to entice and please many taste buds. This beautiful sauce can be enjoyed over chicken, rice, or vegetables.

El Mero Mole Ingredients

Roasted dry peppers, chile ancho, chile pasilla, chile mulato, chipotle, morita, roasted tomatoes, garlic, onions, peanut butter, pecans, peanuts, almonds, pepitas, raisins, prunes, sesame seeds, cloves, black whole pepper, cumin, ground chocolate abuelita, cinnamon, oregano, thyme, plantains, salt, chicken bouillon, tortilla chips, water.

Cooking Instructions

To reconstitute mole, simply heat sauce over the stove top with some chicken stock or water. Serve El Mero Mole with warm tortillas and enjoy.

Refrigerate after opening. Good for up to 2 weeks (but it’s not going to last that long). Unopened mole jar can be stored frozen up to 2 months.

A Little Story Behind the Creator of Cesar’s El Mero Mole Sauce

This beautiful mole sauce was born in the humble kitchen of Mexico City (Oaxaca), Senora Lulu’s cooking journey started at the age of 8 years old under the apprenticeship of her grandmother Clarita Vazquez. When she was growing up as a young girl, Lourdes learned how her grandmother cooked in the small fonda (similar to a diner today). All of this experience would eventually help her when she married and came to Chicago.

Senora Lulu
Lourdes Sanchez making el mero mole

Humble Beginnings

In 1991, Cesar’s Taco began its humble beginnings and with time the menu expanded to include El Mero Mole. Lourdes’ mole sauce started to appear more frequently on specials and catering orders and eventually it became a permanent staple on the menu. It has competed at local competitions and trade shows. This mole sauce is the result of 3 decades of dedication and true love to her family and business, now known as Cesar’s Killer Margaritas.

Lourdes Sanchez

A Tribute to Tradition

Our late mother worked relentlessly in order for her children to be happy and successful. This bottled/jarred version of El Mero Mole is a tribute to our mother, LOURDES SANCHEZ.

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A sampler of our favorites. Includes fresh guacamole, Mexican elotes, and queso dip served with chips.

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Must try appetizers in 2024...

1. Handmade guacamole
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3. Queso dip
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Must try appetizers in 2024...

1. Handmade guacamole
2. Elotes
3. Queso dip
4. Queso fundido
5. Torti pizza
6. Nacho fries (sidewinders)

They all pair fantastically with a SUPER MEGA-RITA!

Order online or dine in at our Chicago Lakeview Mexican restaurant and margarita bar - https://ow.ly/5VQZ50Qn9Bb

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CESAR'S HOLIDAY MERCADITO POP-UP SHOP
(today & tomorrow from 1-4 pm)

🎁 Cesar's line of vodka & rum bottles
🎁 Killer bottled margaritas, mixes, & sangria
🎁 Mix-n-match gift sets
🎁 Lulu's handmade mole
🎁 Cesar's gift cards

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CESARS HOLIDAY MERCADITO POP-UP SHOP
(today & tomorrow from 1-4 pm)

🎁 Cesars line of vodka & rum bottles
🎁 Killer bottled margaritas, mixes, & sangria
🎁 Mix-n-match gift sets
🎁 Lulus handmade mole
🎁 Cesars gift cards

Visit our shop this weekend - https://ow.ly/aFkG50QhEx6
Or order online - https://ow.ly/2E8f50QhEx5

#giftsets #stockingstuffers #showsomelove #bottlestogo #christmasgiftideas

CESAR'S HOLIDAY MERCADITO POP-UP SHOP
Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17 from 1-4 pm

🎁 Cesar's line of vodka & rum bottles
🎁 Killer bottled margaritas, mixes, & sangria
🎁 Mix-n-match gift sets
🎁 Lulu's handmade mole
🎁 Cesar's gift cards

Visit our shop this weekend. Show the ones you love some love - ow.ly/aFkG50QhEx6

Can't make it? Then, order online - ow.ly/2E8f50QhEx5

#giftsets #stockingstuffers #showsomelove #bottlestogo #christmasgiftideas
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CESARS HOLIDAY MERCADITO POP-UP SHOP
Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17 from 1-4 pm

🎁 Cesars line of vodka & rum bottles
🎁 Killer bottled margaritas, mixes, & sangria
🎁 Mix-n-match gift sets
🎁 Lulus handmade mole
🎁 Cesars gift cards

Visit our shop this weekend. Show the ones you love some love - https://ow.ly/aFkG50QhEx6

Cant make it? Then, order online - https://ow.ly/2E8f50QhEx5

#giftsets #stockingstuffers #showsomelove #bottlestogo #christmasgiftideas

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Pollo en Mole - Chicken on the bone topped with our signature mole sauce. Our Mole is made up of over 33 ingredients, simmered for over 5 hours, and cooked to perfection.

View menu - https://ow.ly/oSBL50Qfgj3
Order online - https://ow.ly/jyL550Qfgj4

Watch us make it on WGN Chicago - https://ow.ly/UrfJ50Qfgj8

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