Thursday, November 4, 2010

Share a Spoon - Sausage Stuffing

Think Tank Momma

Marnie is Sharing her family favorite must have this week!

This is a tradition in our family and if I deviate from this stuffing my family will boycott the table.

Sausage Stuffing for Turkey (or Chicken)

6-8 cups fine bread crumbs (white or brown – whatever your family preference)
4-6 stalks celery
1 med-large onion
1 lb pork sausage or pork sausage links de-cased (or mild Italian sausages de-cased)
 1-2 TBSP poultry seasoning (or to taste)
½ TBSP garlic powder
salt/pepper (to taste)
warm water

The amount of bread crumb is going to depend on how big a bird you have so you will have to eyeball it a bit.  For a 16-18 lb bird it is about 6-8 cups so that’s what I including the instructions for. 

Place breadcrumbs in a large bowl.

Rinse celery stalks and whiz them up in a food processor until finely chopped and empty into bowl with bread crumbs.  Skin onion and rough chop, whiz the onion up in the food processor until finely chopped as well and add it to the large bowl. 

Add sausage meat and while doing so try and break up the clumps a bit.  Add salt, pepper, poultry season and garlic powder.  Now it’s time to get messy, get your hands in the bowl and mix ingredients together well.  Add warm water in small amounts until the stuffing begins to hold together a little in a ball.  It should be moist and hold together if you squish it together. 

Rinse the cavity of your bird well and dry with paper towel.  Stuff the cavity and pack the stuffing in firmly.  The fat in the sausage meat helps keep the bird moist.  Roast according to guidelines for a stuffed gobbler.  For food safety sake, be sure to remove all stuffing once the turkey is cooked.  Enjoy!

As always Marnie, Thanks for Sharing with us!


Red Couch Recipes said...

I just love a sausage stuffing and if I was served that every year -- if it didn't turn up at the table -- I wouldn't boycott, but I would be disappointed. Joni

Mo 'Betta said...

I love stuffing, especially with sausage!!

Tiffanee said...

I have never had sausage in stuffing before. This sounds delicious.