Trader Joe’s Turkey & Pumpkin Mole Burrito Review

Trader Joe's Turkey & Pumpkin Mole Burrito

We love frozen burritos here at Freezer Meal Frenzy. In fact, frozen burritos were why we started this site in the first place.

But the Trader Joe’s Turkey & Pumpkin Mole Burrito is not a frozen burrito — we found this in the refrigerated section near the other refrigerated burritos. It is, however, a fall seasonal food, and that means it fits right in with our week of Trader Joe’s fall food reviews. We started the week with the Gobbler Quesadilla, so this pumpkin-infused burrito seems like a good way to bookend the autumn-specials week.

Anyway, this burrito is simple enough to cook, though one of the things we learned in past TJ’s burrito experiences is that you’ll want to use a pair of scissors to cut open the packaging rather than tearing it apart. It can be tricky to tear the wrapper, and the label that seals the whole thing together is stuck on pretty aggressively. But once you get the packaging undone, the rest is easy. Simply rewrap the burrito loosely in the packaging, and microwave for two minutes, flipping it over about halfway through the cooking process. Easy as pie.

Trader Joe's Turkey & Pumpkin Mole Burrito

There were some really smart choices that went into the making of this burrito. For example, the turkey chunks are an excellent replacement for chicken. In fact, this burrito makes us wonder why turkey isn’t used in burritos more often — it’s such a good meat to use here.

The meat comes surrounded by what the package refers to as a pumpkin mole sauce (pronounced mo-lay). It has a savory flavor, though there are hints of pumpkin spice in the mix. It’s maybe a bit strange to taste that in a burrito, but it’s surprising how well the combo works. This is a seriously craveable burrito filling.

There are chunks of sweet potato inside as well, and it’s amazing how well they replace regular potatoes here. It’s just another outstanding choice that makes this burrito something special.

And then, of course, there’s some rice, black beans, and monterey jack cheese. Trader Joe’s didn’t see fit to replace these burrito staples, and really, there was no reason to. They keep this whole thing grounded.

This is no slouch in the calorie department, however. With a whopping 510 calories per burrito, this is for those fully committed to a little bit of holiday-season weight gain. There’s also 950 mg of sodium, which is pretty high, even for a frozen burrito.

The Trader Joe’s Turkey & Pumpkin Mole Burrito is yet another wonderful burrito in the TJ’s refrigerated line. We’re amazed at how well these Thanksgiving flavors combine in a burrito, and we’re happy we got to try one of these before they were inevitably all gobbled up .

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this seasonal burrito, check out our package scans below.

Trader Joe's Turkey & Pumpkin Mole Burrito