About 2 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
12 cups 3/4-inch cubes cornbread (see notes)
Salt and fresh-ground pepper
How to Make It
In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium heat, stir chorizo until crumbly and browned (leave some large chunks), about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
Return pan to medium-high heat and add butter. When melted, add onion, celery, carrot, and garlic. Stir until vegetables are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Add cilantro, thyme, oregano, and sage; stir until fragrant, 1 minute. Add chorizo and 2 cups chicken broth and cook just until boiling. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, combine cornbread cubes and vegetable-chorizo mixture. Stir until evenly moistened, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. If mixture is too dry for your liking, moisten with additional 1/2 cup chicken broth. Spoon into a 9- by 13-inch baking dish.
Cover and bake in a 450° oven for 10 minutes; uncover and continue to bake until top is browned and dressing is heated through, 10 to 15 minutes longer. Serve hot.
This is absolutely the best stuffing I have ever made. A large batch goes quickly. Both young and old, traditional and game for anything friends and family members love it! I added just a bit of cumin powder to it and nothing else. I served a traditional turkey meal for the rest.
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving. Our daughter who is a great cook and quite picky love it so much she and her fiance took all of the left overs home. My husband is now having me make it again. I am making it for a 70th birthday party tonight.
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