Getting Ready for Thanksgiving: Chicken Apple Sausage Stuffing

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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 Epicurious. 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

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Using our own chicken apple sausage from the How You Doin’ adds a perfect sweetness to this stuffing!

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)

2 lbs chicken apple sausage (we used our own but Aidells or Applegate organics are great brand to use) chopped

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 and we’ll see you back on the road on Friday!

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Perfect use of King’s Hawaiian rolls from our Iggy’s sliders as bread stuffing!

 

 

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Clover Elementary School Food Truck Fundraiser Nov 20, 2014

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The Greasy Wiener will be returning to our monthly stop at Clover Avenue Elementary School in West Los Angeles at a special autumn food truck night on Thursday November 20, 2014. The monthly food truck fundraiser is happening a week earlier due to the Thanksgiving holiday  falling on the regularly schedule date and will include a double feature movie being hosted in the auditorium of “How To Train Your Dragon 2″ and “Garfield’s Thanksgiving”, so even with the change in weather, you’ll be able to keep warm indoors!

We’ll be there serving our signature handmade hot dogs alongside some awesome food trucks with some of your favorite fall comfort foods: Canvas Foods,Mandoline Grill and Dreamy Creations. There will be something for everyone from chili dogs, chili fries, burgers, mac and cheese, ribs, nachos, tacos and cupcakes, too! There are plenty of healthy and vegan options for those eating light!

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 20, 2014

What Time: 5-8:30pm

Where: Clover Avenue Elementary School

11020 Clover Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

CLICK HERE  FOR MORE INFO ON CLOVER AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOOD TRUCK NIGHT 

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Short Ave Elementary Food Truck Fiesta Nov 19, 2014

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The Greasy Wiener will be at Short Avenue Elementary School in Marina Del Rey  for their monthly food truck fundraiser on Wednesday November 19, 2014. The Food Truck Fiesta features some of Los Angeles’ finest food trucks that donate a portion of event sales to help support the various activities of the Friends of Short Avenue non-profit group.

This month’s autumn food truck fiesta you should expect to choose from some of your favorite comfort foods from chili fries, pulled pork, fried chicken, chili hot dogs, burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, cupcakes for dessert and much more! We’ll be there serving your favorite handmade hotdogs alongside our food truck friends Peaches Smokehouse and Southern Kitchen and Sweet Arleens.

Find the trucks out by the front lawn, be sure to bring your blankets, jackets and lawn chairs to dine al fresco with your best classmates, neighbors and community. We’ll also have a few backyard games set up for the kids and adults to play with to keep yourselves entertained and build up an appetite! All are welcome to attend,eat and have a blast, you’ll feel good about it, too your dollars go to a great cause! This event is free for all to attend!

When: Wednesday November 19, 2014

What Time: 5-8pm

Where: Short Avenue Elementary School

12814 Maxella Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

For more information on Short Avenue Elementary

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