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Best Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe Chorizo Sage Stuffing

Best Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe Chorizo Sage Stuffing

This Chorizo Sage Stuffing recipe is the BEST Thanksgiving stuffing recipe. Your family will be going back for more of this delicious homemade stuffing with chorizo, sage, fresh apples, and mushrooms.

The VERY BEST Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe: Chorizo Stuffing with apples and fried sage!

Stuffing is a Thanksgiving essential. When I was working on my series of Thanksgiving recipes, I called my sister to go over the plan and she pointed out that I had forgotten stuffing. This was not ok with her. Kelly told me to make Chorizo Sage Stuffing, I went along with the idea, and Charles was thrilled how the stuffing turned out declaring it to be the best Thanksgiving stuffing.

The VERY BEST Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe: Chorizo Stuffing with apples and fried sage!

This recipe is very loosely based on the stuffing recipe that my parents have used for decades. My parents insist on using toasted challah bread instead of store-bought stuffing mix, but I cut corners and embraced the simplicity of a mix. Stovetop makes a sage stuffing mix which serves as a nice base for this recipe. The active preparation time for this recipe is just about 20 minutes, and it needs to bake for 40 minutes.

The chorizo gave the stuffing a little kick of spice, and I love the sage flavor. I used two boxes of stuffing mix, so this recipe makes a lot of stuffing, but most people love stuffing so I don’t think that is a problem.

The VERY BEST Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe: Chorizo Stuffing with apples and fried sage!

I know that some people LOVE stuffing. It has never been my favorite. I have always preferred mashed potatoes. I will say that this stuffing was pretty delicious. Charles kept going back for more of this stuffing and was excited when we had leftovers.

Just before serving this stuffing I added some fried sage on top. I believe that every Thanksgiving menu needs to include fried sage. It tastes great and it makes your home smell amazing. The fried sage on top of the stuffing really helped to turn this stuffing into something extra special.

The VERY BEST Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe: Chorizo Stuffing with apples and fried sage!

I was able to find ground chorizo meat at the grocery store. You could also use chorizo that has been removed from the sausage casings and crumbled up. If you aren’t a fan of chorizo, you can use sausage instead.

The Best Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe (Chorizo Sage Stuffing)

This Chorizo Sage Stuffing recipe is the BEST Thanksgiving stuffing recipe. Your family will be going back for more of this delicious homemade stuffing with chorizo, sage, fresh apples, and mushrooms.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of Chorizo
  • 2 boxes of Sage Stuffing Mix
  • 3 Apples peeled and diced
  • 5 tablespoons of Butter
  • 1 large Onion
  • 8 ounces of Sliced Mushrooms
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock
  • about 12 Fresh Sage Leaves

Instructions

  1. First, cook the chorizo in a skillet over medium heat. I didn't add any oil or butter to the pan, the chorizo has enough fat in it. Cook the chorizo until it has all browned up, breaking the chorizo up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Then pour into a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Next, melt 4 tablespoons of butter in that same skillet. Dice the onion, add it to the skillet and let cook for 3 minutes. Then add the mushrooms, and season generously with salt and pepper. Sauté for 8-10 minutes, until the mushrooms have browned. Then add to the bowl with the chorizo.
  3. Pour the stuffing mix and apples into the bowl with the chorizo, onions, and mushrooms. Add the chicken broth, and stir to combine. Pour into a buttered casserole dish. Bake for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees.
  4. Just before serving, melt the last tablespoon of butter in a skillet. Add the sage leaves and fry them until they have hardened. Top the stuffing with the fried sage leaves and serve.

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Chorizo Stuffing | This chorizo stuffing is made with apples, mushrooms, and fried sage - it's far better than the stuff from the box.

 

The VERY BEST Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe: Chorizo Stuffing with apples and fried sage!
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