Portuguese Dressing Recipe
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Portuguese Dressing Recipe

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With beef and smoked sausage, this meaty dressing is different from many other dressing and stuffing recipes. It’s delicious alongside roasted chicken or turkey for holidays or any occasion. I like to use chourico, a Portuguese specialty sausage that’s popular in our area.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 package (12 ounces) unseasoned stuffing cubes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a large bowl. In the same skillet, saute the sausage, poultry seasoning, garlic powder and allspice for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the sausage mixture, stuffing cubes, broth, egg and parsley to the beef mixture; mix well. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Drizzle with butter.
  3. Cover and bake at 325° for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until lightly browned and a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Portuguese Dressing in Country Extra November 2006, p49

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