Add some flavorful flair to your Thanksgiving turkey this year with this Mole Turkey with Peanuts recipe. The rich, fragrant flavor of mole sauce goes perfectly on roasted turkey. Your family will enjoy eating Mole Turkey with Peanuts all the way down to the wishbone!
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. 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.
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 17g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 4g
Dietary Fiber less than 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.