Looking for a new recipe for stuffing. Here is one that everyone is sure to love. You can't go wrong with a recipe that calls for bacon.
Bacon Pecan Stuffing
3/4 pounds bacon, cut into chunks
2 large onions, chopped
4 ribs celery, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage or 1 tsp dried
2 cups chopped pecans
2 (16-ounce) bags dried corn bread stuffing mix
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 stick butter
You may make your own stuffing mix by drying your choice of sliced bread and cornbread in the oven the day before to make 8 cups.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook bacon in a heavy skillet until crisp. Turn heat down and add onions and celery; sauté until tender, about 6 minutes. Add the thyme and sage and sauté until fragrant. Stir in pecans.
In a large bowl, add the cornbread mix, bacon and vegetables, and stir in the chicken broth. Add to a 13 by 9 by 2-inch casserole dish. Add butter slices to the top of the casserole and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes then remove foil and cook until top is crisp, about 15 more minutes.