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Chorizo Stuffing with Ciabatta and Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chorizo sausage removed from the casing if applicable
  • 8 ounces baby portobello mushrooms sliced
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 large sweet potato washed and diced (peel if desired)
  • salt and black pepper
  • 5 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 1/2 loaves day-old ciabatta bread cut into bite-sized pieces (about 10 -12 cups), lightly toasted
  • 2 cups chicken broth warmed through (more as needed if the stuffing isn't moist enough)
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves chopped

Instructions

  • Spray a large 9x13 inch baking dish (or two smaller ones) with a non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • In a large saute pan, add the olive oil and heat over medium. Add the chorizo, and cook until brown and cooked through. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to get rid of any excess fat.
  • With the burner left on, add the mushrooms to the saute pan, and cook until they just begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the onion and sweet potato and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute for 5 more minutes or until the onions are tender and the sweet potatoes are just a little brown around the edges. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Remove from heat.
  • In a very large bowl, add the chorizo, vegetable mixture, bread cubes, 2 cups of chicken broth, eggs, butter, parsley, rosemary, thyme, sage and a generous amount of salt and pepper. With a large spoon (or your hands) mix all of the ingredients together until they are very thoroughly combined. This may take a few minutes.
  • Pour the stuffing into your prepared dish(es). Cover with foil and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • When you are ready to bake, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Place the pan in the oven and bake, covered, for 35-40 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes to crisp up the top.
  • Serve with turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes!

Notes

Inactive Time: 2 hours or overnight.
It's even better the next day, and the day after that. ;)