What Thanksgiving Table is complete without stuffing? Pamela Irene, one of the best cooks I know, shares her recipe with we heart this…
Hooray, it’s Thanksgiving! I can practically taste the meal as I type. I love making homemade pies, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and peas with onions too. Great, now I am hungry and I haven’t even started my spiel! Without question, this amazing day is my most favorite holiday of the year. Okay, Thanksgiving is neck and neck with Christmas Eve dinner (an Italian feast) and St. Patrick’s Day, but really, you’re hearing it from the mouth of an Irish and Italian food fanatic.
Families all over the US have their favorite Thanksgiving dishes, and the endless side dishes could easily reach the heavens. My favorite is stuffing, I love it! It’s easy to make and it goes so well with the rest of the trimmings.
I’d like to share a simple stuffing recipe with you. I hope that it will become one of your favorites too. The stuffing can be prepared the day before, but the turkey should be stuffed just before going into the oven (the filling is more perishable than turkey, so it’s better to keep it in a container in the refrigerator until use). You will flip over this basic stuffing!
1 1/2 pounds ground sage pork sausage (Jimmy Deans works well)
4 large onions, chopped
2-3 stalks celery, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
6 cups crumbled cornbread (harden in bowl overnight)
6 cups cubed good white bread (harden in bowl overnight)
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
1 tablespoon salt
Freshly ground pepper
-Place the sausage in a skillet over medium heat. Cook, breaking sausage apart with a fork, until evenly brown. Set aside, reserving pan drippings.
-Sauté, onions, celery, garlic in the pan drippings until soft and they begin to brown slightly.
-In a large bowl, toss together the sausage, onions and celery, and garlic cornbread, white bread, broth, and eggs. Mix in poultry seasoning, salt and pepper.
-Stuff the turkey with this prior to roasting. Or you can also cook this in a crock pot on low for 4-5 hours and keep warm until ready for din-din!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I’m grateful for you all!