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Chorizo-and-Dried Cherry Dressing

Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 2 hrs, 20 mins
Yield

Makes 14 to 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound diced chorizo sausage
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups diced celery
  • 2 cups diced sweet onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh sage
  • Cornbread Crumbles
  • 3 cups soft, fresh breadcrumbs
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped dried cherries
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Sauté sausage in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until browned; drain.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add celery and onions, and sauté 5 to 6 minutes or until onions are tender. Stir in sage, and sauté 1 minute.

  3. Stir together Cornbread Crumbles and breadcrumbs in a large bowl. Stir in eggs, next 3 ingredients, sausage, and celery mixture, stirring until blended. Divide cornbread mixture between 1 lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish and 1 lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish.

  4. Bake at 400° for 45 to 55 minutes or until set and golden brown.