December 3, 2010

It's Dressing, NOT Stuffing!!

Has anyone ever watched Claire on 5 Ingredient Fix? I have to admit I was slightly annoyed by her at first but now I am in love with her show! I love the recipes and I love how "normal" she seems! She is definitely someone I wouldn't mind cooking with me every night :)

I watched one of her Turkey Day episodes where she made a Sausage Brioche Dressing and I was in LOVE! I of course had to make it for our Black Friday Dinner (from now on I will be referring to this meal as our Black Friday Celebration! We are celebrating being at home and NOT shopping!!!)

This recipe only requires 5 ingredients!!! YUP ONLY 5!!
A loaf of Brioche (unless you can't find it like us so we got Portugese Coastal Sweet Bread), 4 Celery ribs, 1lb Italian Sauages, Chicken Broth, and salt & pepper.

First things first cut up your loaf of bread into 1 inch cubes! Set aside.

Next up time to brown the sausage (by the way do you notice the stainless steel pan!!!???!!! Oh yes NEW POTS AND PANS!! I bought myself a new set of Stainless Steel Pots and Pans)

After the sausage is browned remove it from the pan but keep the fatty leftovers in the pan!! Then in a large bowl (I used my new stock pot) dump the meat over your cubes of bread!

Next take your cut up celery and put in the pan with your leftover over sausage fat and cook for a few minutes.

Dump the celery over the bread and sausage. Add your salt and pepper at this time too.

The pour 4 cups of your chicken stock over the mixture and stir!!

Make sure it all gets coated really nicely and then dump into a 13 x 9 pan!

Pop in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes UNCOVERED, then cover it with foil and bake for another 20-25 minutes! And voila! You have an amazing dressing!

This recipe is AMAZING!! I usually don't like Homemade Stuffing but I am in love!! Also i learned there is a differenc between stuffing and dressing. Dressing is a side dish while stuffing is actually placed in the turkey then served as a side dish! So this dressing is absolutely to die for and you must try it! I plan on making it again but hopefully I can visit a local bakery to get some Brioche!

Another plus to this recipe is that you can make it the night before and like me I made it the morning of then just reheated for dinner and it was great! I don't think I'd ever make it the night before as I'd worry the whole night it'd be getting soggy and then I wouldn't sleep at all. But it was so easy to make first thing in the morning, pop in the oven for 20 minutes right before dinner and it was a huge success! Even Chuck tried some and liked it! Thank You Claire for giving this super delish recipe!


Pieces of Home Designs said...

Oh yum! Stuffing is something I never have to make on Thanksgiving! My dad always makes our famous "filling" as we call it, and my mother-in-law makes hers. But this one I may have to try!

Tracy said...

I love Stuffing/Dressing.
this looks good.
Hubby and I alway have the stuffing/dressing discussion every year. We can't agree, but I'm always right ;)

Bella said...

Pieces of Home Design - you should try this one! Even if it's not for Thanksgiving it would be a good side for dinners in general. I highly recommend it and anything that Claire from 5 ingredient makes!

Tracy - LOL I didn't realize until this year that it really is a significant difference! While I have always said Stuffing for everything I think I've changed my ways! Now that I have it correct :-)


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