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Special Herb Dressing

 Special Herb Dressing
Our budget was tight when our children were small, so I cooked with ground beef often. Nowadays, I make this creative casserole simply because we love it! —Trudy Williams, Shannonville, Ontario
14-16 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 2 cups diced peeled apples
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh celery leaves
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 12 cups day-old bread cubes
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage
  • over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add mushrooms, water
  • chestnuts, apples, onion, parsley and celery leaves; cook 6-8
  • minutes or until mushrooms and apples are tender. Add cranberries,

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Directions (continued)

  • garlic and seasonings; cook 2 minutes longer.
  • Place bread cubes in large bowl. Add meat mixture; stir in broth.
  • Spoon into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake 35-45
  • minutes. Yield: 14-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 204 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 561 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.