More and more chefs are adding Mexican mole sauce to meals, and modern conveniences mean the flavorful sauce is easier to make than it once was. But even with the shortcuts of blenders and grinders, the process can take up to five hours and calls for a pantry's worth of ingredients, such as cloves, oregano, cumin, pumpkin seeds, chocolate and various chiles. Some chefs may opt for a ready-made alternative, from producers such as Herdez, the Mexican product line of Hormel Foods.

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