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Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Smoked Sausage

Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing with Smoked Sausage

Adding the jalapeno to the cornbread carries the flavour throughout the whole stuffing. Make the cornbread a day ahead so it dries out a little.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2007

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  • Portion size 12 cups (3 L)


  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspcumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 8 oz 8ozkielbasa, cubed
  • 2 2oniononions, chopped
  • 2 2celery stalkcelery stalks, chopped
  • 4 4cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp 1tspdried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupturkey stock or sodium-reduced chicken stock


  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupscornmeal
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupall-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspbaking powder
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tspbaking soda
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsbuttermilk
  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbutter, melted
  • 1 cup 1cupcooked corn kernels
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsppickled jalapeño pepperpickled jalapeño peppers, minced
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Cornbread: In bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs and butter; pour over dry ingredients. Sprinkle with corn and jalape?epper; stir just until combined. Pour into parchment paper-lined or greased 8-inch (2 L) square metal cake pan, smoothing top.

Bake in centre of 375°F (190°C) oven for about 30 minutes or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

In large skillet, toast cumin seeds over medium heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to large bowl.

In same skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; brown sausage. Add to cumin seeds.

Drain any fat from pan. Add remaining oil and heat over medium heat; fry onions, celery, garlic, oregano and pepper, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 minutes. Add to bowl.

Coarsely crumble cornbread into bowl. Drizzle with turkey stock; mix well. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Nutritional Information Per 1/2 cup (125 mL) : about

cal 109 pro 4g total fat 5g sat. fat 2g
carb 13g fibre 1g chol 26mg sodium 229mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 5 vit A 3 vit C 3
folate 14
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