Oct 31, 2014

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Mexican Cornbread Dressing

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The Thanksgiving countdown has begun!  The key to a stress free Thanksgiving is planning and prepping.  Throwing a in little prayer never hurts either!  I make a lot of my dishes the day before to cut down on the time in the kitchen. Thanksgiving  is a day to give thanks, spend time with your loved ones and enjoy great food.  Today I put a Latin spin on the ordinary cornbread dressing.  This cornbread dressing can be made one day ahead and baked when needed.  Happy Thanksgiving from New Latina!  May you have a wonderful day filled with blessings, familia and tasty eats!

 

cornbread dressing

Chorizo, cumin and oregano give this cornbread dressing a hearty lift, while the cilantro and apple add a sweet perk.  Make your favorite cornbread recipe or feel free to use a quality cornbread from your local bakery.

Mexican Cornbread Dressing

by Vianney Rodriguez / Sweet Life

  • 5 cups crumbled cornbread
  • 1 pound chorizo
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 apples of your choice, diced
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 cups turkey or chicken broth
  • ½ cup cilantro
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 2 quart baking dish.
  2. Bake the cornbread on a baking sheet for 20 minutes,stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted.
  3. In a large skillet cook chorizo over medium high heat until brown.
  4. Add onions, celery, oregano and cumin.
  5. Sauté until lightly softened about 5 minutes.  Reduce heat and add garlic and apples.
  6. Continue to cook an additional 2 minutes.
  7. Add broth to pan, stir to combine and loosen bits on bottom of pan.
  8. Stir in cilantro and cornbread.  Place the dressing into greased pan and bake for 40 minutes or until lightly brown.
  9. *Dressing can be made up to 1 day ahead.  Cover and place in fridge.  Reheat in oven until hot.

 

 

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Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney "Bonnie" is a Tejana (Texan) foodie with an eternal love for all things Texas, and is committed to teaching others about her Tex-Mex heritage. On any given day you can find her posting Texas-style recipes or wonderful recipes from Mexico! Check her out at her blog, SweetLifeBake.com!

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