Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Easy Sausage Stuffing outside the bird

You don't have to bake stuffing inside the bird. If you have a huge group coming (10+) then you might need to make additional stuffing. This recipe is easy and can be placed inside a well cleaned bird or baked in 13x9 ungreased pan.  Rather than take the time to cut and toast bread, I bought a 14 ounce bag of pre-cut and toasted bread breadcrumbs at Target for $1.49. Compared to the cost of a loaf of a bread, it was money well spent.

  • 14 ounces of pre-cut/toasted bread crumbs or a large loaf of white bread, toasted and cut into pieces. 
  • 1 lb of Jimmy Dean pork sausage
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, washed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 1/2 - 3 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  1. Cook sausage until brown. Add celery and onion. Saute until onions are soft.
  2. Combine melted butter and chicken broth.
  3. In a very large bowl, mix bread crumbs with broth/butter. Add sausage/onion mixture and poultry seasoning. Mix very well. 
  4. Either stuff in a bird or bake in an ungreased 13x9 pan at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until stuffing is slightly crunchy. DON'T LET STUFFING BURN. Be sure to check at 30 minutes. 

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