Today I have a new recipe post for you, although it’s from a meal we ate a while ago. These crock pot turkey mole tacos have been a popular recipe request from you guys, although I have to admit we didn’t adapt it much from the Food Network magazine article where we found the recipe in the first place.
I feel like I should also admit that when Tim first told me he wanted to have turkey mole tacos for dinner (via text), I had no idea what the heck mole meant. I was pronouncing “mole” like the word “bowl,” and I didn’t really understand what Avogadro or a small animal had to do with tacos, but that’s okay. How the heck was I supposed to know that “mole” actually rhymes with “oh hey” and is really a Mexican chocolate sauce? This is why Tim is the main chef in the house.
Crock Pot Turkey Mole Tacos
Crock Pot Turkey Mole Tacos
Recipe adapted from the Food Network

  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained (15 0z.)
  • 2 large carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for topping
  • 4 scallions, chopped, plus more for topping
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted peanut butter
  • 1.5 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chile powder
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 skinless, bone-in turkey breast (about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • Tortillas of choice
  • Optional toppings: avocado, shredded lettuce, plain Greek yogurt, pico de gallo, shredded cheese, etc. (We topped with avocado and the pico de gallo recipe that I linked to).


  1. Combine the tomatoes, carrots, bell pepper, cilantro, scallions, peanut butter, soy sauce, chile powder, cocoa powder, and cinnamon in the crock pot, and stir to combine. Add the turkey and turn to coat. Cover and cook on low, 8 hours.
  2. Remove the turkey and transfer to a large plate. Shred the meat with 2 forks, discarding the bone. Return the shredded turkey to the slow cooker and stir to coat.
  3. Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or in the microwave. Serve the turkey in the tortillas and top with more cilantro and scallions.
  4. Enjoy!

Crock Pot Turkey Mole Tacos

I’m always a big fan of crock pot meals to save time, and this meal was a nice change of pace from our usual taco nights.

–Let’s chat–
Have you ever heard
of mole sauce before? What are your go to taco toppings? Who is the main cook in your house?

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