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Sweet And Savory Mole Dulce Turkey Will Impress Your Thanksgiving Guests

Thanksgiving is the time to enjoy some traditional season favorites. There’s the turkey, cranberries, mashed potatoes, gravy… and of course, a heaping basket full of abuela’s tamales.

While Thanksgiving may not be a Mexican holiday, it has integrated itself into Chicano culture, and this turkey is the epitomization of that fusion.

Made with Doña Maria Mole Original, this turkey comes with a depth of aromas and flavors your standard Thanksgiving bird is missing. It’s perfect to bridge together the sides of tamales and mashed potatoes that are sure to come with the annual tradition.

Everyone will be fighting for the two legs with the flavors going on in this bird. And even when the big holiday is all said and done, the leftover meat is going to make for some incredible recalentados.

This twist on a Thanksgiving turkey will be featured in Northgate Market’s upcoming holiday cookbook. But if you’re wanting to do a practice run or two before then, you can view the recipe, whose ingredients can also all be found at Northgate Market, below.


For the turkey
1 (13-pound) turkey, thawed, neck and giblets removed
8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
10 cloves garlic, peeled
2 ribs celery, chopped
3 medium carrots, chopped
1/2 white onion, quartered
1 navel orange, quartered
Salt & pepper

For the Mole sauce
1 (16.75 oz) jar Doña Maria Mole Original
32 ounces turkey stock
6 ounces Mexican-style chocolate
1/2 yellow onion, roughly chopped
5 large garlic cloves, peeled
1 cinnamon stick
1 (15-oz) can whole roasted Roma tomatoes, strained
3 tablespoons raw shelled peanuts
3 tablespoons raisins
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
4 tablespoons sesame seeds, divided
2 whole cloves
1/4 teaspoon anise seeds
1/4 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano

For garnish
Fresh thyme
Fresh rosemary
Fresh oregano
Small navel oranges


Step 1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place turkey in a large roasting pan, and season inside the cavity with salt and pepper. Stuff the cavity with 4 tablespoons butter, garlic, celery, carrots, onion, and orange. Rub the remaining butter on the skin of the turkey on the outside, then season the skin with salt and pepper. Roast for about an hour until skin is golden brown.

Step 2

While the turkey is cooking, add the mole paste into a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Add turkey stock, chocolate, onion, garlic, and cinnamon. Bring everything to a boil and stir frequently to melt the mole paste and chocolate. Cook for about 20 minutes, until the mole paste and chocolate has dissolved. Remove from the heat, then fish out the cinnamon stick.

Step 3

Pour your mole sauce into the blender, and add the remaining ingredients for the sauce. This includes tomatoes, peanuts, raisins, pumpkin seeds, 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds, cloves, anise, coriander, peppercorns, allspice, thyme, and oregano. Blend on low, as the liquid will be hot. Once all the ingredients are mixed, turn the speed to medium/high and continue to blend to a puree.

Step 4
Push the liquid mole sauce through a sieve into a large bowl. The sauce consistency should be velvety and yet thick enough to slowly run off a back of a spoon. Reserve 2-3 cups of mole sauce to serve with the turkey on the side, but use some to baste the turkey.

Step 5

Pour mole sauce over the turkey. Reduce oven temperature to 350° degrees and continue to cook, basting every 30 minutes for an additional two hours or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees is reached.

Step 6
Transfer turkey to a cutting board and allow to rest. Carve the turkey, and serve with spoonfuls of heated mole sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

Created in partnership with Northgate Gonzalez Markets.

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We Built A 30-Pound Breakfast Burrito To Feed Our Entire Soccer Watch Party

One of the biggest tournaments in sports is now live, meaning it’s time to gather up the crew and watch the games. The Foodbeast squad just did that for one of the first matches, and we added an epic food twist into the mix.

Foodbeasts Elie Ayrouth and Marc Kharrat got everything they needed for the watch party at Northgate Market, an emporium of Mexican foods and essentials. Since most of the contests air during the morning in our area, breakfast was the name of the game for the festivities.

The party was elevated to Foodbeast status with this MASSIVE 30-pound breakfast burrito. The above picture shows what went inside, but doesn’t do the full size complete justice.

Yea, it was massive.

The whole thing was masterfully wrapped thanks to the help of burrito maestros Armen Martirosyan from @eatbearded and Anthony Andrade from @dradevsfood.

There was also a custom fondue using a plethora of different cheeses and a literal sheet of chicharrón.

To drink, there were jugs of watermelon and cucumber lime agua fresca infused with tequila and vodka.

Finally, for dessert, there was a cake and plenty of cupcakes themed around association football to celebrate the big tournament.

Elie and Marc made the most of every part of Northgate to make each of the items happen. Nearly the entire breakfast hot food bar, including huevos con nopales and chile rellenos, went into the burrito, alongside an entire log of chorizo sausage and piles of marinated Mexican meats.

The fondue contained almost every cheese Northgate had to offer, and Elie and Marc went and bought entire jugs of agua fresca to mix some alcohol into for the watch party.

They even managed to snag a ton of jerseys, balls, and flags to ensure that the decor and attire were as on point as the food.

Bringing everything together made for an epic watch party that was as much about the food as it was the beautiful game. I know that in the weeks to come, we’re all gonna be talking as much about the tournament as we are that behemoth of a breakfast burrito.

You can view the entire process of how everything came together in the above video displaying Foodbeast’s latest episode of Going In, a new Facebook Watch and YouTube show. If you’re down to recreate the whole experience for yourself, you can find your nearest Northgate Market by clicking here.

Created in partnership with Northgate Markets