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Jim Bathie; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell Photo by: Jim Bathie; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Spicy Turkey Soft Tacos

Don't be intimidated by the thought of making your own mole sauce. It's easy to prepare and comes together in a flash. Be careful, though: the turkey will spatter from time to time in the pan during the browning process.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2001

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos and 1 lime wedge)

Ingredients

  • Mole:
  • 1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 medium onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/3 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Remaining ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup diced peeled avocado
  • 1/2 cup bottled salsa
  • 4 lime wedges

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°.

To prepare the mole, drain chipotles in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 teaspoon adobo sauce. Remove 1 chile; chop to measure 1 1/2 teaspoons. Reserve remaining adobo sauce and chiles for another use.

Place the onion and garlic in a small, shallow baking dish; bake at 400° for 15 minutes.

While onion and garlic roast, combine reserved adobo sauce, chile, broth, and next 8 ingredients (broth through black pepper) in a blender; add onion and garlic. Process until smooth.

To prepare the remaining ingredients, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey; sauté 12 minutes or until browned. Add mole; cook 4 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.

Heat tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/4 cup turkey mixture onto each tortilla, and roll up. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons avocado and 2 tablespoons salsa. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 318
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 10.1g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrate: 33.7g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 54mg
  • Iron: 2.6mg
  • Sodium: 532mg
  • Calcium: 129mg
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