Chorizo Apple Stuffing

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Yield:

Serves 16
Total time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 262
Caloriesfromfat 42 %
Protein 11 g
Fat 12 g
Satfat 4.2 g
Carbohydrate 26 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Sodium 643 mg
Cholesterol 28 mg

Ingredients

1 pound chorizo sausage, squeezed from casings
Olive oil (if needed)
2 large celery stalks with leaves, thinly sliced
1 large onion, chopped
5 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons dried Mexican oregano
1/2 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced crosswise
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 1/2 pounds crusty bread such as pugliese, cut into 1-in. cubes

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook chorizo in a 12-in. frying pan over medium-high heat until browned, stirring often and breaking meat into small chunks, about 8 minutes. Measure fat from pan; you should have 1/4 cup (if needed, add oil). Add celery, onion, garlic, oregano, and cayenne, if using; sauté until slightly softened, about 4 minutes. Add apples and stir to coat.

2. Transfer mixture to a very large bowl. Add broth to pan and stir to loosen browned bits; pour into bowl. Stir in parsley and bread. Spoon stuffing into a buttered 9- by 13-in. baking dish, mounding it.

3. Bake stuffing until browned and center reaches at least 160°, 50 to 60 minutes; drape with foil if it starts to get dark.

Make ahead: Up to 1 day through step 2, covered and chilled; bake about 1 hour.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

November 2010
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