Oh stuffing… the grandeur of Thanksgiving dinner. Yes the turkey is great. Sure the ham and gravy are necessary; but if you ask me, Thanksgiving dinner is just not complete without the stuffing. I crave THIS stuffing every year around this time. I have it once a year and it’s my favorite! (soon to be yours too).
This recipe isn’t sweet. It doesn’t have any apples or cranberries, so if you only like that kind of stuff, this may not be something you’re used to. This stuffing is meant to have some kick to it. It’s got a handful of jalapeños, serrano peppers, and other chilies that give it just the right amount of spice. It’s a very simple recipe really, you’ve just got to add the right veggies and right amount of seasoning and voila!
You won’t ever be making any other type of stuffing… bet.
DISCLAIMER: This is my sisters recipe. She concocted it years ago and has perfected it ever since. For years it’s been a secret recipe and she’s given me permission to share how it’s made. Lucky you!
For any of you who’s ever tried her stuffing, you know what I’m talking about. Follow along if you want to know how to make this grand recipe. The only bad thing is once you make it, people will be asking you to make it over and over again every single Thanksgiving or Christmas from then on out. You’ve been warned!
1 large green bell pepper, diced
1 large red or yellow bell pepper, diced
Half a medium onion, diced
5 garlic cloves minced
4 celery stalks, diced
3 jalapeños, diced
4 Serrano chili’s, diced
1 can of diced green chilies
2 boxes of seasoned cubes stuffing (Mrs. Cubbison’s brand)
2 cups chicken broth (Swanson’s brand)
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
1 tbsp of Knorr chicken seasoning
1 tbsp of red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
First step is to dice all the veggies into fairly similar sized portions. This is probably the hardest step in the process because it is a whole lotta chopping.
Once you’ve diced all your veggies, heat a large skillet with a stick of butter and sauté the onions, celery and garlic in medium high heat.
Once softened, add the rest of your veggies except the can of diced green chilies. Sauté until well cooked. About 8-10 minutes.
Here is where you will also add the Knorr seasoning and salt and pepper. Finally add the diced green chilies and stir it all together.
The final step is to add the cubes seasoned stuffing to the veggies. Put in one box, stir it together with half of your chicken broth, then pour in the other box and repeat with the rest of the broth.
Stir it all together until it’s nice and mixed and moistened. And that’s it! You can eat it and enjoy it from this step or you can place it in the broiler for about 5 minutes to get the top nice and crispy, which is what I like to do.
So there you have it folks. Simple, delicious and oh so tasty. The crème de la crème. The pièce de résistance. The side dish that will make your leftover turkey sandwiches go from bland to GRAND. You’re welcome.