Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing
Pick up some prepared cornbread or make your own for this crowd-pleasing stuffing. Spicy chorizo gives the whole pan a bit of heat, and there are enough vegetables to make it interesting. This recipe works well as a Mexican-inspired main dish or as a hearty side with simple roast chicken.
1/2 cup ground Mexican-style chorizo (any casings removed)
1 large onion, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 large carrot
3 cups cubed cornbread
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat the oven to 375 F, and lightly oil a small casserole or baking pan.
- Place a large skillet over medium heat, then crumble the chorizo into the pan, stirring and breaking into pieces as you cook until browned. Pour off any excess fat. Add onion, celery, green pepper and carrot and stir for five minutes. Stir in the chicken stock.
- Turn off the heat, add cornbread, salt and pepper, and fold to mix. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes. When the top is lightly browned, cool on a rack briefly before serving hot.
This savory side provides a nice spicy kick to a Thanksgiving meal, but also freezes well for weeknight leftovers.
Yield: 4 servings