Here's a Crock-Pot stuffing recipe I found in the Calgary Herald and thought I'd share it. I'm going to use it for Christmas with the vegetable stock for my vegetarian so I will add my comments after Christmas.
- 2 cups chopped onions
- 1 1⁄2 cups thinly sliced celery
- 1 cup diced tart apple, peeled and cored
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1 tablespoon ground sage
- 1 teaspoon ground marjoram
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon savory
- 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme
- 12 cups lightly toasted bread, cubes
- 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cups chicken stock or 1 1⁄2 cups vegetable stock
- In a large fry pan saute onions, celery and apple in butter until onion is just translucent.
- Stir in sage, marjoram, salt, pepper, savory and thyme.
- Combine vegetable mixture with the bread cubes and parsley.
- Toss well.
- Pour stock over mixture, tossing well.
- Spoon into your crock-pot.
- Cover and cook on high for one hour.
- Reduce to low and continue cooking for 2-3 hours, stirring every hour.
- As stated for Vegetarians use vegetable stock.
I have made this recipe for years, but never included apple. Will do that this year. I have one thing that I add to this, that makes it just like "in the bird" stuffing. I buy a turkey thigh, or wing, or similar size piece of turkey in the fresh meat case, and put that on top of the stuffing when I let it cook. It cooks for about three hours, and the turkey is cooked all the way through, plus the stuffing has the taste of turkey that makes it so delicious! It just adds a scrumptious flavor, and you can always use more dark meat!
Excellent easy recipe. It was so nice to not have to fuss with stuffing in the oven when cooking a big turkey dinner. I took your advice and doubled the sage and savory. I also added 1/2 C dried cranberries which I usually have in my stuffing. It adds a nice colour to it. I cooked it for 41/2 hours total as my turkey took a little longer than I had planned. It was still nice and moist. It went well with your master brine recipe which is the only way to cook a turkey for me from now on. Thanks Di.
It took me a while to get back here, but I did make the stuffing and it went over great with my daughter. She loved it and I used it as a topping for a savory vegetable pie I made her a few days later. Nice flavor and I did double the sage and savory-I was worried that it would not be moist enough, however the sweat from the lid helped. I will make it again. Di