Monday, November 13, 2006

CrockPot Turkey Stuffing

Cooking your stuffing inside a turkey can mean either a dry turkey or undercooked (and therefore dangerous) stuffing. So, try this set it and forget it Turkey Stuffing recipe this year. You'll be glad you did.

1 cup butter
2 cup chopped onion
2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup parsley leafs (fresh is better)
2 8 ounce cans mushrooms
12 cups bread cubes, day old
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 teaspoon sage (dried okay)
1 teaspoon thyme (dried okay)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 1/2 cup chicken or turkey broth

Try substituting water chestnuts chopped in half for the mushrooms (but don't saute them, just add to the mix). Also try adding some pre-cooked crumbled sage sausage for the last hour or so.

Melt butter in a skillet and sauté onion, celery, parsley, and mushrooms. Pour over bread cubes in a very large mixing bowl. Add all seasonings and toss well. Pour in enough broth to moisten. Add eggs and mix well. Pack lightly into slow cooker. Cover and cook on low and cook for 6-8 hours. Serves 12.