Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup rice, 3 ounces meat, and 1/4 cup mole)
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/3 cup onion to pan; cook 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in rice; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add tomato paste, cumin, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in 1 cup broth and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro. Keep warm.

Step 2

Discard husks and stems from tomatillos; chop. Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add poblano, 1/4 cup onion, and tomatillos; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in chile powder, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, salt, and garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, 1/4 cup broth, chipotle, and tortilla; cook 5 minutes. Reduce heat; simmer 6 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add chocolate, stirring until melted; remove from heat. Stir in ­almonds and pumpkinseeds. Place mixture in blender. Remove center piece of blender lid; secure lid on blender. Place a towel over opening in lid. Blend until smooth. Keep warm.

Step 3

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle steak with 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Add steak to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut crosswise into thin slices.

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