Stuffing, black pepper cornbread

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 \N Recipe Black Pepper Cornbread
2 pounds Hot Pork Sausage
1 cup Unsalted butter
1¾ pounds Onions; chopped (1/2 quart)
1 pint Green peppers; chopped (1/2 quart)
1 pounds Celery; chopped (1/2 Quart)
2 teaspoons Salt; (to your taste)
2 tablespoons Oregano
1 tablespoon * Ground Black Pepper
¼ cup Sage
¼ cup Poultry Seasoning
1 pint Double Strength Chicken Broth Or Homemade Broth Reduced By 1/2
1½ \N Teaspoons; Tabasco sauce
1½ cup Coarsely chopped nuts

* If you are using black pepper cornbread, remember the cornbread has pepper in it, so be careful, taste often.

In a pan or microwave melt the butter, add to the cornbread, and mix well.

Over medium heat saute sausage until browned, remove, saving the drippings.

Add 3 tablespoons of drippings to pan, and over high saute onions until crunchy and aromatic , remove, set aside. Cook green peppers, and celery same adding drippings as necessary. Brown nuts on a cookie sheet in a 400° F oven for 20 minutes, or until very aromatic. Chop nuts coarsely. Add sausage, onions, green peppers, celery, salt, oregano, pepper, sage, poultry seasoning, and Tabasco sauce to mixture, toss and mix well. Mix broth into mixture until it is nice and moist. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Fill neck and breast cavities with stuffing, do not pack as stuffing will expand while cooking. Left over stuffing may be cooked in a foil covered pan for 45 minutes in a 350° F oven.

Each recipe for six (6) will make sufficient stuffing for one 12-14 pound turkey.

Serve stuffing with your favorite sauce or gravy, or try our recipe for giblet gravy.

Recipe by: McCalls, MHM & others Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by "Max H. Mitchell" <mmitch-fay@...> on Apr 03, 1998

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