Looking for a different way to prepare the bird? Add the rich, fragrant flavor of mole sauce to your next roasted turkey.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 18 servings
1 cup mole sauce
2 cups water, divided
2 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup PLANTERS Dry Roasted Peanuts, divided
1 BUTTERBALL® Fresh or Frozen Whole Turkey (14 lb.), thawed if frozen
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Let's Make It
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.
Substitute 1-1/2 cups chicken broth or water for the turkey drippings used to make the gravy.
Save the neck, giblets and leftover carcass to make stock for soup.
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.
Balance this special-occasion entree with smart side dishes. For example, choose a mixed green salad and hot steamed vegetable.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Total Carbohydrates 4g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 18 servings.
* 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.