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Tortilla Dressing Recipe

Tortilla Dressing Recipe

This is not your typical holiday stuffing. Tortillas, jalapenos, chili powder and cilantro lend to its southwestern flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 corn tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 8 flour tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 cup crushed corn bread stuffing
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh sage or 1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, saute corn tortilla strips in oil in batches for 1 minute or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the corn tortilla strips, flour tortilla strips, stuffing, onion, red pepper, jalapeno, cilantro, chili powder, sage, coriander, cumin and salt. Stir in egg and broth.
  • 3. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 325° for 35-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 9 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 171 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 370 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.