Cooking and Baking

Rick Bayless's Black Mole

A recipe was recently posted on Yahoo for Rick Bayless's Oaxacan Black Mole with Braised Chicken. The recipe calls for dried mulato, chihualcles, pasilla and chipotle chiles, and, although the recipe gives some variations if you can't find chihuacles chile, I'm wondering if this recipe will still be ok if I have to sub in other dried chiles. We have dried chipotle and pasilla (sometimes), but the only other dried chiles we get regularly in our markets are labeled ancho, New Mexico and japones. Any recommendations on substitutions?

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