Mole isn’t your ordinary Mexican spice blend. It contains onion, garlic, chiles, ground seeds such as sesame or pumpkin, and a secret ingredient: CHOCOLATE! Although the seasoning doesn’t lend sweetness to the dish, it does contribute an irresistible richness.
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Beef Sirloin Tips
Mole Spice Blend
Wash and dry all produce. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. (If you have a microwave you can skip this step). Core, seed, and very thinly slice the poblano. Halve and peel the onion. Thinly slice one half. Finely dice the remaining half. Drain the corn. Cut the lime into wedges. Toss the steak in a medium bowl with 2 teaspoons mole spice blend (we sent more), a drizzle of oil, and a large pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the poblano and sliced onion. Cook, tossing, for 5-6 minutes, until softened and slightly charred. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Make the corn salad: Heat another drizzle of oil in the same pan over high heat. Add the diced onion. Cook 1-2 minutes, until slightly softened. Add the corn. Cook, tossing, for 3-4 minutes, until lightly charred. Season with salt, pepper, and as much chili powder as you like. Remove from the pan and place in a medium bowl. Stir in 2 Tablespoons sour cream and one wedge of lime. Cover to keep warm.
Wrap the tortillas in foil and place in the oven to warm 3-5 minutes. Alternatively, wrap in a moistened paper towel and warm for 30 seconds in the microwave. Heat another drizzle of oil in the same large pan over high heat. Add the steak tips and cook 3-4 minutes per side, until browned.
In a small bowl, stir together the remaining sour cream, a squeeze of lime, and as much remaining mole spice and chili powder as you like (start with a little and go up from there). Thin to a pourable consistency with about 1 teaspoon water. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve: Assemble the mole-spiced tacos with steak, poblano, onion, and crema. Serve the Mexican corn salad on the side or in the tacos. Enjoy!