Sausage Mushroom Stuffing

Servings: 6

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 35 to 40 min

Ingredients

4 cups; Chicken Stock (preferably homemade, but store bought low-sodium is fine)

3 tablespoons; Oil

3/4 pound; Garlic Sausage (or mild Italian sausage)

3 tablespoons; Butter

12 oz; Mushrooms, thickly sliced

1 cup; Carrots, medium dice

1 cup; Celery, sliced 1/4" thickness

1 cup; Onions, medium dice

2 tsp; Fresh Thyme

2 tsp; Fresh Sage

1 tsp; Ground Black Pepper

5 fillets; Canned Anchovies, finely chopped

3 cloves; Garlic, minced

1 cup; White Wine

1 10-ounce package of Mrs. Cubbison's Herb Seasoned Cube Stuffing

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Simmer stock in a saucepan – keep warm, don't boil. (If using store bought stock, add a bay leaf, 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots and celery).
  • Heat 1 Tbsp of oil and cook sausage in large sauté pan until fully cooked. Drain fat. Remove sausage and set aside.
  • Heat butter and 1 Tbsp oil in same pan over medium heat until butter melts and liquid is hot. Add mushrooms and sauté until lightly browned. Remove mushrooms and set aside. Leave any remaining oil in pan.
  • Add 1 Tbsp oil to pan and wait until it gets hot. Add carrots and sauté until corners begin to slightly caramelize. Add celery and onions. Stir briefly until all vegetables are well mixed. Add thyme, sage, black pepper, anchovies and garlic and sauté until onions begin to turn opaque. If pan is too dry, add a few Tbsp of stock.
  • Add wine and reduce liquid by half. Remove pan from heat.
  • Strain stock and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add sausage and mushrooms. Add vegetable mixture from pan. Fold in Mrs. Cubbison's Cube Stuffing in batches of 1-2 cups until the entire package has been added. While adding stuffing mix, alternately ladle stock, 1/2 - 1 cup at a time. The end product should be moist, but not soaking wet. There should not be any dry stuffing mix in the bowl. (It may not be necessary to use all of the stock.)
  • Spoon mixture into a greased casserole dish and cover with foil. Bake on middle rack of preheated 375°F oven for 30 minutes until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove cover and cook for another 5-10 minutes to brown the top.

This recipe comes courtesy of:
Michael Jones - 2nd Place Winner - Mrs. Cubbison's Recipe Contest 2009
Los Angeles Trade Tech Culinary School's 12th Annual Student Chef Thanksgiving Stuffing Cook-Off