Mole Turkey

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Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
4
hr.
20
min.
Servings

18 servings

Looking for a different way to prepare the bird? Add the rich, fragrant flavor of mole sauce to your next roasted turkey.

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  • Heat oven to 325ºF.
  • Blend mole sauce, 1 cup water, chocolate and 1/2 cup nuts in blender until smooth.
  • Remove and discard neck and giblets from turkey cavities. Rinse turkey; pat dry with paper towels. Free legs from tucked position. (Do not cut band of skin.) Use rubber spatula or your hand to loosen skin over breast, starting at body cavity opening by legs. Place turkey, breast-side up, on rack in roasting pan. Spread 1/2 cup of the mole mixture under skin. Cover breast loosely with foil to prevent overbrowning.
  • Bake 3 hours. Mix remaining water with mole mixture. Remove foil from turkey. Brush with 1/4 cup of the mole mixture. Bake 30 min. or until turkey is done (165ºF). Let stand 15 to 20 min. before carving. Remove drippings to saucepan; add remaining mole mixture (2-1/4 cups). Bring to boil, stirring frequently. Serve turkey topped with mole sauce and remaining nuts.
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Substitute

Substitute 1-1/2 cups chicken broth or water for the turkey drippings used to make the gravy.

How to How to Thaw A Turkey

Thaw a frozen turkey, breast-side up, in its unopened wrapper on a tray in the refrigerator. Allow 5 hours per pound to completely thaw the turkey. Never thaw frozen meat on the countertop at room temperature.

Serving Suggestion

Balance this special-occasion entree with smart side dishes. For example, choose a mixed green salad and hot steamed vegetable.

Servings

  • 18 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 18 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 450
% Daily Value
Total fat 23g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 150mg
Sodium 250mg
Carbohydrate 4g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 54g
   
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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