Stuffing with Sausage Recipe

Run out of time or need to get rid of a stale bread pile? Check out this Stuffing with Sausage Recipe to make the world smile!

Stuffing-turkey-recipe-1-SunCakeMomPossibly, we live in the most exciting era of human history. Our intellect long made us possible to become the dominant species on Earth but our technological advances, during the past hundred years, gave us opportunities no other generations had before.

While previous generations all had to be conscious about the environment, they lived in, we could afford to close ourselves into our own self-made world without many interactions from nature’s inconveniences.

We can’t just afford to waste everything now, from clothes through energy to food, but we are encouraged to do so if not directly then subconsciously, with for example, any “buy one get one free” offer.

While it’s true that buying in bulk generally saves us money, given that we actually use those things up, but many times we are just played to buy more of the same stuff, even if we are forced to get rid of them later.

Unfortunately, our environment seems to be reacting to our behavior, and soon forces us to change our ways of living to a more environmental conscious life or face the consequences of adapting to a new, hardly predictable world.

Luckily, we have various tools at our disposal which were developed by our predecessors who didn’t suffer from the plenty but from the none. Various movements have sprung up in recent years with aims to reduce our carbon footprint, like the right to repair, mundane sounding charger, unification law in the EU or the Loop reusable packaging system.

Unsurprisingly though, the most that can be done for the world, although insignificant it seems, but it is in our own hands. According to estimates 40% of the US food supply is wasted which translates to $1600 worth of produce per family a year.

Sausage and stuffing would be the ultimate leftover dish if we made them right. At its core sausages were invented to use any leftover from the butchering of the animal.

Trimmings that fall off the prime cuts, skin, fat, or various pieces of meat that was more hassle to prepare than energy individually provided, were all went into sausage making. Traditionally, sausages were made using the intestine of the animal that needed some throughout cleaning before being used as casings.

Removing what occupies the intestine, prior the butchering isn’t the most desirable job at a butchery, but its an indispensable part of making sausages, so someone has to do it.

Once the casings are ready, all the sausages need is some spices to liven up the meat.

Interestingly, many cultures skip the meat entirely, using offal or just the blood of the animal with rice. Probably the most famous one is morcilla aka blood sausage which is a very popular product across the Spanish speaking part of the world, but other cultures have their peculiar way of using up all the edible part of a fallen beast too.

Bread isn’t unheard of filling into casings with some sort of animal produce either, but we more likely encounter stale bread as stuffing.

Traditional stuffing was created as a way to use stale bread up, but since we can afford to throw bread away at its best before date, get stuffing stale or dried  bread for us in shops became a norm too.

Sure if we make bread in our own kitchen or have to courage to use bread past its best before date, we can have our very own stuffing, simply by cutting up the leftover bread and let it go stale or optionally dry out completely.

Funnily, stuffing with sausage, similarly to gravy and biscuit, albeit uses sausage as its ingredients, it has very little to do with sausages form factor as the whole sausage is broken up into ground meat, ultimately defying its whole purpose in life.

So, if we want to give our sausages a more respectful end and save the food industry or even better,  ourselves, the hassle of making sausage just use ground meat with some spices and herbs of choice to make the world a bit less exciting but more livable place.Stuffing-turkey-recipe-3-SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 2 cups / 500g Bread (cubed) (stale will hold its shape better during the preparation process)
  • 2 tablespoons / 30g Cooking oil or butter
  • 2frac12; cups / 400g Onion (diced)
  • 2 cups / 200g Celery (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon / 5g Salt to taste
  • 1 lb / 500g Sausage or ground meat
  • Optional seasoning for ground meat
    • 1 teaspoon / 0.5g Sage
    • 1 teaspoon / 3g Black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon / 5g Salt
    • 1 teaspoon / 1.5g Basil
    • 1 teaspoon / 0.8g Oregano
    • 1 teaspoon / 2g Paprika
  • 3 tablespoons / 12g Parsley (freshly chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon / 0.5 Sage (dried)
  • 1 tablespoon / 3.5g Rosemary (freshly chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon / 2g Thyme (freshly chopped)
  • 3 cups / 750g Water (only if bread is dried or stale)
  • 2 medium / 100g Eggs

How to make Stuffing with sausage

  1. We can use either stale or completely dried out bread. Dried bread is much harder to cut up so if we have bread for the sole purpose of making stuffing then cutting it up in advance will save us some effort and time. Best part of the stuffing is the crunchy crust so choose bread with plenty of crust to start with, like French baguette, bread rolls or similar stuff.Slice-cut-cube-bread-bowl--gp--2-SunCakeMom
  2. Heat oil in a skillet and sauté (stir-fry) diced onion, celery and salt until glassy / translucent look, about 5 minutes.Onion-celery-saute-skillet--gp--1-SunCakeMom
  3. Lower the heat to medium low then slowly caramelize the onion and celery until it is browned, about 15 – 20 minutes.Onion-celery-saute-skillet--gp--2-SunCakeMom
  4. Add the sausages, break them apart or simply use ground meat with additional spices and herbs to taste. Stir-fry until the meat is browned then add freshly chopped parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme. Take it off heat and let it cool somewhat.Onion-celery-pork-parsley-skillet-saute-brown-sear--gp--1-SunCakeMom
  5. Beat eggs and water together.Egg-water-mix-bowl--gp--1-SunCakeMom
  6. Mix egg and the browned ground meat together in a bowl.Stuffing-pork-sausage-Process-1-SunCakeMom
  7. Mix the egg/meat mixture with the bread.Stuffing-pork-sausage-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  8. Place the stuffing into an oven proof dish.Stuffing-pork-sausage-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  9. Roast for about 20 – 35 minutes in a 425°F/220°C oven. If we have a broiler, it can be even faster but it needs some experimenting with the rack position and heat as the top can scorch quite easily.Stuffing-pork-sausage-Process-4-SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Stuffing-pork-sausage-recipe-2-SunCakeMom

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Stuffing with Sausage Recipe

Run out of time or need to get rid of a stale bread pile? Check out this Stuffing with Sausage Recipe to make the world smile!
Course Main Course, Meal
Cuisine American, Dairy free, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 318kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Bread cubed (stale will hold its shape better during the preparation process)
  • 2 tablespoons Cooking oil or butter
  • cups Onion diced
  • 2 cups Celery diced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt to taste
  • 1 lb Sausage or ground meat
  • Optional seasoning for ground meat
  • 1 teaspoon Sage
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 3 tablespoons Parsley freshly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Sage dried
  • 1 tablespoon Rosemary freshly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme freshly chopped
  • 3 cups Water only if bread is dried or stale
  • 2 medium Eggs

Instructions

  • We can use either stale or completely dried out bread. Dried bread is much harder to cut up so if we have bread for the sole purpose of making stuffing then cutting it up in advance will save us some effort and time. Best part of the stuffing is the crunchy crust so choose bread with plenty of crust to start with, like French baguette, bread rolls or similar stuff.
    Slice-cut-cube-bread-bowl--gp--2-SunCakeMom
  • Heat oil in a skillet and sauté (stir-fry) diced onion, celery and salt until glassy / translucent look, about 5 minutes.
    Onion-celery-saute-skillet--gp--1-SunCakeMom
  • Lower the heat to medium low then slowly caramelize the onion and celery until it is browned, about 15 – 20 minutes.
    Onion-celery-saute-skillet--gp--2-SunCakeMom
  • Add the sausages, break them apart or simply use ground meat with additional spices and herbs to taste. Stir-fry until the meat is browned then add freshly chopped parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme. Take it off heat and let it cool somewhat.
    Onion-celery-pork-parsley-skillet-saute-brown-sear--gp--1-SunCakeMom
  • Beat eggs and water together.
    Egg-water-mix-bowl--gp--1-SunCakeMom
  • Mix egg and the browned ground meat together in a bowl.
    Stuffing-pork-sausage-Process-1-SunCakeMom
  • Mix the egg/meat mixture with the bread.
    Stuffing-pork-sausage-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  • Place the stuffing into an oven proof dish.
    Stuffing-pork-sausage-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  • Roast for about 20 – 35 minutes in a 425°F/220°C oven. If we have a broiler, it can be even faster but it needs some experimenting with the rack position and heat as the top can scorch quite easily.
    Stuffing-pork-sausage-Process-4-SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 318kcal (16%) | Carbohydrates: 34g (11%) | Protein: 21g (42%) | Fat: 11g (17%) | Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 77mg (26%) | Sodium: 662mg (29%) | Potassium: 462mg (13%) | Fiber: 4g (17%) | Sugar: 6g (7%) | Vitamin A: 376IU (8%) | Vitamin C: 9mg (11%) | Calcium: 124mg (12%) | Iron: 4mg (22%)

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