Last year we had shared with you a Thanksgiving recipe with you and we wanted to make this a yearly tradition as we wind down the week and prepare for the holiday. We thought we’d re-post the recipe for a favorite side dish that is an essential item on every Thanksgiving menu – Stuffing— we have a wonderful recipe that we’d like to share where we made some modifications using some of own ingredients.
The Greasy Wiener is thankful for being able to have a little time off to relax with family and friends this Thanksgiving holiday and while it may surprise you that we like to spend some time in our home kitchen eating and cooking some thing else other than hot dogs, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share with you a great recipe that has been used traditionally by one of our staffers for the last 3 years on Thanksgiving.
Let’s introduce to you the Chicken Apple Sausage Stuffing recipe.
This is a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving (Christmas as well) as it allows for our own product not to go to waste, so using our hand twisted sausages, we’re able to share with you this slightly adapted recipe from Bon Apetit. There is an overall sweetness to this dish from the infused apples in the sausage and the sugar from the bread, the original recipe called for sourdough, but sometimes what you have in your pantry is an easy alternative and can save you a few bucks!
Chicken Apple Sausage Stuffing with King’s Hawaiian Bread
Makes 16 servings
18 cups 1/2-inch cubes King’s Hawaiian Bread (can be any other type of bread, sourdough works out well, too)
1 tablespoon olive oil (canola oil fine if you don’t have olive oil)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick butter)
3 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots (optional)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup (or more) low salt chicken broth (organic/free range are good choices) add more to taste but try not to make it too salty!
2 large eggs
1/2 cup dried cranberries (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place bread cubes on large baking sheets (may need 2 sheets in order for them to toast evenly). Bake until bread is dry but not hard, stirring once, about 20 minutes. Butter 15 x10x2-inch baking dish.
Using a large shallow pan or pot heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage, cook until browned, about 3-4 minutes. Add butter to pan or pot; stir until melted. Add onions and next 6 ingredients. Cook until vegetables are tender and sausage is cooked, stirring often, about 7 minutes. Add bread, toss. Remove from heat.
Whisk 1 cup broth and eggs in medium bowl to blend. Drizzle over bread mixture; toss to blend well. Add more broth (can also use water, or orange juice if you’d like it to have some acidity) if mixture is dry. Transfer stuffing mixture to baking dish. Cover stuffing with aluminum foil (recommended to butter it, but have had same great results without it!). Bake 40 minutes. Uncover and bake until brown and crisp on top, about 20 minutes longer.
So while you’re out there preparing your menu for Thanksgiving this Thursday, if you’re tired of the usual stuffing and the store-bought bread crumbs, this is a highly recommended winner that usually calls for seconds and packed up leftovers to go. Feel free to try it, save it and share it!
Hope all of you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
Join The Greasy Wiener at Clover Avenue Elementary in West Los Angeles for a fun community gathering featuring some of Los Angeles best food trucks on Thursday November 19, 2015. This month the parent booster of the school will be hosting an indoor themed movie, come for dinner and stay for the movie!
We are there every last Thursday of the month and this month we’ll be there serving some of the best street food along with La Panini Grill and Recess Truck. There will be something for everyone from hot dogs, sausages, sliders, paninis, pastas, wraps, specialty french fries, and don’t forget dessert–ice cream sundaes, banana splits, ice cream cookie sandwiches and fresh squeezed lemonade! There will also be vegetarian, vegan, kosher and gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions.
A portion of sales from the food trucks go towards the incoming 5th grade class to attend AstroCamp (a science camp). Find the trucks out by the front lawn, be sure to bring your blankets and lawn chairs to dine al fresco with your best classmates, neighbors and community. All are welcome to attend, eat and have a blast, you’ll feel good about it, too your dollars go towards a great cause!
When: Thursday November 19, 2015 ** (new night)
What Time: 5-8:30pm
Where: Clover Avenue Elementary School
11020 Clover Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034read more
Just added to our calendar! Join The Greasy Wiener for the first Wilmington Art Walk event in Wilmington on Friday November 6, 2015. Kick off the weekend with us at a fun event within a rising local community and visit local artists, crafters and merchants and enjoy the sounds of local musicians. This new neighborhood event will include a variety of art work on display, handmade goods, kids crafts and games, food trucks, live music, photo booth and more! The holidays aren’t too far away it’s the perfect opportunity to do some shopping with over 50 vendors and find that special someone a one of a kind and unique handmade gift!
If you’re in the South Bay area why not take the time to reconnect with this historic neighborhood and support the local arts. This event is produced by Avalon Arts and Culture Alliance, Office of Joe Buscaino CD15 and We Are the Next with the purpose of bringing together local artisans, musicians, crafters to showcase, sell, educate and celebrate the local arts of Wilmington while helping build programs within the community.
It’s free to attend, all ages are welcome, make this Friday your family night out! When it’s time to eat, we’ll be ready for you with our award-winning chili hot dogs and chili french fries, warm and delicious- comfort food and cheat meal for the cool fall evening!
When: Friday November 6, 2015
What: Wilmington Art Walk
Location (GPS purposes): 311 N.Avalon, Wilmington, CA 90744 (find us parked on “C” Street/Avalon Blvd)