Friday, October 20, 2023

Chorizo and Cornbread Dressing (Stuffing)



Chorizo and Cornbread Dressing (Stuffing)
Recipe by Ramona from Kitchen Simmer


3 boxes Jiffy corn muffins prepared according to package instructions.  Make the cornbread the day before so you have plenty of time to get the cornbread dried out and firm enough for the dressing the next day. 

Chorizo and Herb Mixture:
1lb Mexican style Chorizo sausage
2 cups diced celery
2 cups diced onions
1 cup diced red bell pepper
2-3 jalapeno peppers finely diced
1 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp poultry seasoning
salt and black pepper to taste
red chili flakes - to taste
1 Tbs finely minced fresh sage
2 tsp finely minced fresh rosemary
2 tsp finely minced fresh thyme
1 tsp chicken bullion powder (I used Knorr brand chicken bullion powder)
1 cup chicken stock (or more as needed)


Step 1:  Make cornbread per package instructions. Bake on a parchment lined baking pan at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until done.  Turn oven off.  Then cut cornbread into small cubes. Tip: I used a pizza cutter to cut it directly on the baking pan.  Break apart and put it back into the warm oven (that is off) overnight to dry out and become hard.  

Step 2:  Heat a large pot on medium high heat and brown chorizo sausage.  Then add the onion, celery, bell pepper and jalapeno peppers.  Cook for several minutes until vegetables become soft.  

Step 3:  Lower to medium heat and add fresh herbs, red chili flakes, garlic powder, poultry seasoning, chicken bouillon powder and black pepper.  Then add chicken stock.  Cook for 5 minutes.   Finally add the day old cubed cornbread and toss with chorizo/veggie mixture.  If you need, add a little more chicken stock to get the desired texture. You can serve it directly from the stove at this point. Otherwise, place into a buttered baking dish and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes.  Serve hot. Enjoy.


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