Crescent-Topped Turkey Chili Mole

Say olé to mole, Mexico's traditional dish made with semisweet chocolate and chiles, with this hearty turkey chili.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
lb ground turkey breast
1
to 2 medium jalapeño chiles, seeded, finely chopped
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
oz semisweet baking chocolate
1
can (28 oz) or 2 cans (14.5 oz each) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
1
can (15 to 16 oz) red kidney or pinto beans, drained
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1
tablespoon cornmeal
1
tablespoon chopped cilantro, if desired

  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook turkey, chiles and garlic over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until turkey is no longer pink.
  • 2 Stir in chili powder, salt, pepper, chocolate, tomatoes and beans. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Meanwhile, heat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Unroll dough and separate into 2 long rectangles; firmly press perforations to seal. Sprinkle both sides with cornmeal, gently pressing in with palm of hand. Spoon chili mixture into baking dish. Place dough rectangles over chili, leaving center open for steam to escape.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Expert Tips

Mole (pronounced MOH-lay) refers to a rich, dark sauce that includes onion, garlic, salt, several varieties of chiles and a small amount of chocolate.

If you have some Mexican chocolate, you can use it in this sauce, or use 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips in place of the 2 oz semisweet baking chocolate.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
990mg
990%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.