Roast Turkey With Spicy Chorizo Stuffing

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Ready In:
3hrs 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • Remove the neck and giblets from the turkey; discard or reserve for another use.
  • Place on a rack in a large roasting pan, breast side up.
  • In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Rub the turkey evenly with oil and sprinkle evenly with chili powder mixture.
  • Roast for 3 hours or until the breast reaches 170ºF and juices run clear.
  • Meanwhile, place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
  • Toast pecans in the dry skillet; set aside on a plate.
  • Coat the skillet with non stick spray and add the sausage, celery, onion and bell pepper.
  • Cook until the sausage is no longer pink, about 4 min, stirring frequently.
  • Add the remaining ingredients; stir gently, yet thoroughly to blend.
  • Coat a 13x9" baking dish with cooking spray, add the sausage mixture, cover tightly and bake during last 40 min of roasting the turkey.
  • Cover the turkey with foil and let stand for 15 min before carving.
  • Serve stuffing on the side.

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  1. I made only the stuffing for Christmas this year and my whole family loved it!! I did not use the pecans and I used 4 cups of chicken stock because it seemed as though it was going to be a little dry seeing as though I was not actually stuffing anything with it. Delish!!!!


  1. I would like to know if I could you mexican tamales instead of any bread and does the stuffing have to be cooked in the turkey and could I use this stuffing in a turkey breast and last of all what would the cooking time be for a turkey breast


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