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The Day After: Turkey in Mole Olé Sauce

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November 23rd. The morning after. As the food coma fades, we find ourselves fridge-gazing at the thought of any more mashed potatoes. The traditional flavors of the season have begun to seem dull and we ask ourselves a question mankind has pondered since the dawn of time: How can we jazz up the leftovers?

Enter the mole! This hearty sauce using our Mole Olé blend satisfies the craving for an exotic departure from standard fall flavors and transforms your leftovers into a delicious new dish too easy to believe. Make it a day or two before the marathon holiday cooking begins so that it’s all ready to combine with leftover shredded turkey on Thanksgiving Friday. Use it to stuff enchiladas, wet burritos smothered in more of the glorious sauce, or as a filling for tacos.

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  1. LInda J. Hurley says:

    I bought some of the Mole Ole spice mix and would appreciate a chicken mole recipe that uses the spice mix. Thank you.

    • Sherrie says:

      We don’t have a recipe that specifically uses chicken, but you could substitute chicken (or even pork) for the turkey in this recipe. https://www.silkroaddiary.com/mole-ole-sauce-with-turkey/ By the way, you can go to any of our spices or blends on our website and, if we have a recipe using it, there will be a link to in on our food blog. It comes in handy!

      • Linda J Hurley says:

        Thank you, Sherrie. I found a recipe for a chicken mole on All Recipes, and when they listed the spices to add, I just used the corresponding amount of Mole Ole spice blend in place of the separate spices. It worked wonderfully! I did add some chocolate chips, as per the recipe, because I didn’t think there was quite enough chocolate in the blend. It was a hit! I will always check the website first, though. (-;

        • Sherrie says:

          I’ll also sometimes brown some boneless chicken thighs and/or boneless pork with chopped up onion and garlic. Then I’ll put it in an ovenproof dish, and cover it with a mixture of Mole Ole and liquid (orange juice, beer, or chicken stock). I’ll then bake it until the meat is tender, adding more liquid if I need to so I have extra sauce to put over rice. (You could also do that in a slow cooker.) And adding more chocolate is never a bad thing!

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