Mexican mole-style turkey chili

Yield: 6 To 8

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup Vegetable oil
1½ pounds Turkey hind quarters
\N \N Salt
\N \N Freshly ground black pepper
2 \N Garlic cloves, minced
1 medium Onion, chopped
1 \N Fresh Anaheim chile, stemmed and finely choped
2 \N Yellow chiles, stemmed and finely chopped
4 \N Dried chiles, toasted, stemmed and seeded
2½ cup Chicken broth
3 tablespoons Dried leaf oregano
½ tablespoon Ground cinnamon
½ tablespoon Ground cumin
2 \N Bay leaves
¼ cup Sesame seeds
1 tablespoon Sesame oil
¼ cup Mole sauce (available now in Mexican sections of supermarkets)
½ cup Finely chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
\N \N Steamed rice, to serve

In a large pot, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Season turkey with salt and pepper and brown evenly on all sides, about 5 minutes. Set turkey aside and pour off half the fat from pot. Add garlic, onion and fresh chiles, and saute 1 to 2 minutes. Return turkey to pot. In a blender or food processor, put dried chiles, half of the broth, the oregano, cinnamon and cumin; process until chiles are pureed. Add to pot with remaining broth and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until turkey is very tender, 1½ to 2 hours. Remove turkey from pot and set aside to cool. Meanwhile, boil contents of pot until liquid is reduced by about half, about 15 minutes. Discard bay leaves. When turkey is cool enough to handle, discard skin and bones. With your fingers, tear meat into coarse shreds and return to pot. In a small skillet or saucepan over medium heat, saute sesame seeds with sesame oil until seeds turn golden, less than 1 minute. Ladle about 1 cup liquid from the pot and carefully stir in skillet with sesame seeds. Then stir mole sauce carefully into the mixture until smooth. Then stir mole-sesame mixture into the chili pot.

Garnish with cilantro and serve with steamed rice. (Recipe is from THE CHILI COOKBOOK by Norman Kolpas, published by HP Boods, 1991.) Posted to FOODWINE Digest 28 Jan 97 by "Joanne L. Schweikj" <SCHWEIKJ@...> on Jan 28, 1997.

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