Turn day-old challah bread into everyone’s favorite Chorizo Apple Dressing full of spicy pork chorizo, seasonal apples and classic aromatic vegetables.
Chorizo Apple Dressing
Talk about a crazy week! The 2016 Presidential election is over and there is just as much unrest now as there has been over the last 18 months.
I absolutely will not bore you with my opinion on politics. We are a strong military family who believes in supporting all viewpoints.
But I will entice you with this delicious Chorizo Apple Dressing recipe! It’s full of spicy, locally raised pork chorizo that adds a ton of flavor. Chorizo is my secret flavor weapon.
It balances beautifully with the sweet and tart apples, plus the classic aromatics. And it’s the perfect side dish to my Chipotle Brown Sugar Glazed Ham this holiday season.
So here is my big question… Do you call it dressing or stuffing?
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 pound pork chorizo
- 2 sweet red apples, diced
- 2 ribs celery, diced
- 1 green apple, diced
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 cups dried cubed challah bread
- 2-3 cups unsalted chicken stock
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add chorizo, break up with a wooden spoon or spatula. Cook 4-5 minutes, set aside on a plate.
- Pour off excess fat, leaving 1-2 tablespoons in skillet.
- Add apples, celery and onion, saute 3-4 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
- Mix in garlic, cook 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Remove form heat, pour into an extra large bowl.
- Stir in bread, chorizo and apple mixture.
- Add enough chicken stock to soak bread.
- Spoon mixture into a butter casserole dish.
- Bake 35-45 minutes until cooked through.
- Serve warm.