Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Veggie stuffing

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11-21-2004, 07:42 PM
Hi all, this is a recipe my Mom started making at holidays many many years ago. Its very good though time consuming to make, and it does shrink down so you will get less than you think. YOu can use it to stuff birds though its better (and easier) as a side casserole, a soup addition, and even for putting on sandwiches for moisture and flavor.

2 large carrots , 6 stalks of celery plus some celery tops, 1 1/2 onions, parsley, 3 slices whole grain bread (optional), +/- 1T poultry seasoning or ground sage, 1-2 cups chicken broth. 1/2 tsp Salt if desired.

Wash and cut the veggies into half to whole inch pieces, then grind into 1/8 to 1/4 th inch grind in the food processor.

Turn the optional bread into crumbs in the processor. The bread gives the final mix more body. Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl. If you are going to stuff a bird, cook this in two batches in the microwave, then totally cool overnight then stuff the bird and bake.

For a side casserole, divide in half and nuke each half (too much all at once) till lightly cooked thru. Put cooked veggies into a baking pan- 9 X 13 lasagne pan is ideal, then bake uncovered in the oven at 350 for 30 min. Turn over down to 300 for another half to whole hour till the liquid is almost gone but veggies are still moist but very soft. Mix afew times during baking as the top browns.

This is wonderful with chicken and turkey as well as pork. And provides wonderful tastey moisture on sandwiches. Its even good alone as a snack.