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Slow-Cooker Turkey Mole Street Tacos

Have some leftover turkey? Cocoa, peanuts, chili, cilantro – these simple but incredibly flavorful slow-cooker turkey mole street tacos are just the ticket.

Slow-Cooker Turkey Mole Street Tacos

I love street tacos. Actually, I love all tacos. Fish tacos. Beef tacos. Chicken tacos. Hard tacos. Soft tacos. Chocotacos. Tacos are where it’s at. But back to street tacos. Truthfully, I don’t know what the technical definition of a “street taco” is (I don’t know if there even is one), but I’ve taken it to describe a simple taco served in a warm corn tortilla. If that’s right, then I think I can safely call this recipe a street taco. If it’s not, then I’m going to dangerously call it a street taco.

Can you serve a taco from a slow-cooker on the street? Sure. Why not. Battery-powered slow-cookers for the win.

Slow-Cooker Turkey Mole Street Tacos

Anyway, in the spirit of finding you something new and different to do with your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers, we bring you this excellent and easy recipe for mole taco filling. I’m not enough of a mole aficionado to be able to tell you whether or not this is an authentic representation of mole sauce, but I can tell you that it tastes like mole to me. Actually, the definition of mole has become so broad over the years, that this dish probably qualifies just fine with its dark color, turkey base, and ancho chili flavor. More than any other flavors, the peanut butter, ancho chili, and cilantro are what jump out and grab you here. Peanut flavor in a taco is just so novel – when you first smell the earthy peanut aroma wafting out of the slow-cooker, your nose will promptly inform your tastebuds that they will enjoy this meal!

Slow-Cooker Turkey Mole Street Tacos

Chels added a bit of sour cream to hers for moisture, and I added a little chipotle sauce to a few of mine (mostly because I’m just obsessed with all things chipotle). I’d say you can really add whatever you want, but you’d be just fine with the tortilla, the turkey mole mixture, and some fresh cilantro. As an aside, I haven’t counted the calories, but I’d say this is pretty dang healthy. Also, Costco sells excellent taco-size white corn tortillas for about $4 per 100. Can’t beat it.

Slow-Cooker Turkey Mole Street Tacos

Enough talking! Get out your slow-cooker and your leftover turkey, and get to work!

Slow-Cooker Turkey Mole Street Tacos

Slow-Cooker Turkey Mole Street Tacos

Yield: 15-20
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes

Looking for a delectably different use for your leftover turkey? Cocoa, peanuts, chili, cilantro - these simple but incredibly flavorful tacos are just the ticket.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 carrots, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (plus additional for topping)
  • 2-4 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp ancho chili powder
  • 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups turkey meat, chopped or shredded
  • 15-20 white corn tortillas

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except turkey and tortillas to a slow-cooker and stir until combined.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  3. Stir in turkey and continue cooking for an additional 2 hours.
  4. When ready to serve, warm tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat.
  5. Serve turkey mixture in tortillas and top with additional cilantro.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Amie

Monday 11th of April 2016

Hey there! I tried this recipe and it is fantastic! Thank you for sharing. I had a lot of turkey meat and your recipe came to the rescue. I did a post about it on my blog, linking you to it: http://www.pocketfulofthyme.com/?p=916

Chelsia Rief

Monday 11th of April 2016

Hey, thanks for letting us know you made the recipe and what an excellent score of turkeys on Black Friday! Love the addition of the citrus. It has such a way of brightening recipes up!

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