Turkey Mole Tacos

Mole is a traditional Mexican sauce that combines the richness of chocolate and the smokiness of chile peppers.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 3 tacos)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Other: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 353
  • Calories from fat: 21%
  • Fat: 8.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 35.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 39.9g
  • Fiber: 5.6g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg
  • Iron: 2.7mg
  • Sodium: 637mg
  • Calcium: 70mg


  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder
  • 20 (5 1/2-inch) corn tortillas, divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup ground toasted almonds (about 1 ounce)
  • 1 (8-ounce) can no salt-added tomato sauce
  • 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds turkey tenderloins, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar


  1. 1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Add cumin, chili powder, and chipotle chile powder; sauté 1 to 2 minutes (mixture will adhere to pan). Tear 2 tortillas into small pieces; add to pan. Sauté 1 minute. Add cocoa and next 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow to cool slightly.
  2. 2. Place mixture in a food processor; process until well blended. Return mixture to pan; add turkey. Cook over medium heat 20 minutes or until turkey is done; stir in vinegar.
  3. 3. Warm remaining tortillas according to package directions. Spoon about 1/4 cup turkey mixture on one half of each tortilla; fold in half.
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