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Southwest Chili and Chorizo Stuffing

Sara Moulton's Thanksgiving Sides

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Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Tired of the same old holiday sides? Try Sara Moulton's Southwest Chili and Chorizo Stuffing.


  • 3 cups country white bread, cubed and toasted
  • 3 cups whole wheat bread, cubed and toasted
  • 1 pound chorizo sausage
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 white onions, chopped
  • 4 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup garlic, roasted
  • 1/2 cup of corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup green chiles, roasted
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 1 cup chicken stock (canned)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Cooking Directions

    Toast the 6 cups of bread cubes for 10 - 15 minutes in a 325 degree oven until golden. Transfer toasted cubes into a large bowl.

    In a skillet, brown the sausage and drain. Transfer cooked sausage into bread bowl.

    Using the stick of butter, sauté all of the vegetables for 10 minutes, until soft. Remove vegetables and place in bowl.

    Now, in your bowl, combine the sausage, vegetables, breadcrumbs and the rest of the listed ingredients EXCEPT for the chicken stock. Mix the ingredients until well combined.

    Now add just enough chicken stock to moisten the bread mixture. You do not want it soaking wet.

    If packing the turkey, stuff the neck and cavity loosely with stuffing, folding the neck skin under and fastening with a skewer. If not, lightly pack stuffing into a large, shallow stoneware-baking dish.

    If you bake the stuffing inside the bird, roast the bird at 325 degrees for 15 minutes per pound, or until the temperature of the bird reaches 180 degrees and the juices run clear when thigh is pierced with fork. * If you back in a separate dish, drizzle the stuffing with a little bit of stock (do not soak). Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

    Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton, © 2001

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: chorizo, garlic, green chilies, cilantro

    Course: Casserole, Side Dish

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