Grilla Grills Holiday Dressing and Stuffing
Are you tired of always having the same box brand stuffing every year that your family only eats because it’s there? Then the Grilla Grills holiday dressing and stuffing is exactly what you’re looking for. With a boost of flavor from sage, garlic and a couple other secret ingredients, this is one side dish that will surely make a lasting impact at the dinner table this year.
- Brioche Buns (2-4 Packages)
- Chicken Stock (1 Quart)
- Butter (2 lbs)
- Celery (1 lb)
- Eggs (6-8)
- Onion (Half)
- Ground Turkey Sausage (1/2 lbs)
- Evaporated Milk (1 Can)
- Sage (To Taste)
- Garlic (To Taste)
- Olive Oil Spray
First, combine chopped celery, ground turkey sausage and chopped onion into a large rectangular pan with butter and salt to taste. Put these into your Grilla Grill at 300 degrees for roughly 40-minutes.
While this is warming up, put 2 lbs of butter in a large metal tray with sage and garlic to taste. This should be left in your Grilla Grill at 250 degrees until melted.At the same time, shred your brioche buns into large chunks and place them in a large rectangular pan. Leave these in your Grilla Grill at 270 degrees until lightly toasted.
Once all previous steps are complete, take half of each container and combine them into a new rectangular pan. You should now have 2 rectangular pans, each with half of the ingredients from the first 3 steps.
Now pour 1/2 quart of chicken stock into each container of dressing and mix thoroughly. As you are mixing, crack 3-4 eggs and mix until thickened. Salt heavily and mix again. Finally, pour a thin layer of evaporated milk on top of the entire concoction. Finish with a light spray of olive oil spray and place into your Grilla Grill at 375 degrees.
Depending on the size and depth of your pans cook time can vary. Your goal is to reach a crisp layer on top, and an internal temperature of 165 degrees throughout the entire pan.
Classic Thanksgiving Flavor, with a Grilla Grills Twist
Have you been looking for a way to improve on the basic stuffing or dressing your family makes every year on Thanksgiving? With our Grilla Grills smoker grills it’s so easy to breathe fresh air into an age-old tradition. With a little diligence during preparation, you can make a truly memorable side dish that often gets overlooked at holiday meals.
Have you tried the recipe and want to find new ways to innovate on it? Make it your own by adding a layer of honey before putting on your seasonings. For something a little more advanced, maybe try making differently flavored herb butter to pour onto your dressing for a new burst of flavor. It’s simple as substituting rosemary and thyme for sage, then pouring that onto your dressing.
To Stuff, or Not to Stuff?
One thing you may have noticed in this recipe is that we did not cook our dressing in a turkey before cooking. While it’s not necessarily a bad idea to stuff a turkey, it will inevitably increase the amount of time that turkey will need to be cooked for. So if you have a 15 lbs turkey, and fill it with 2-3 lbs of stuffing, your total cook time will actually increase so it’s as if you were cooking a bird that is 18-20 lbs. We chose to cook our dressing separately, which gives us a little more control on how it will turn out.
For more turkey recipes, or fantastic new ways to make special sides for the family, check out the following links for chipotle style turkey, herb butter turkey, or creamy cheesy corn. For dessert why not try out one of our other fabulous recipes like sweet potato bacon pie, grilled apple crisp or smoked bread pudding.