Stuffs up to a 15 -20 lb. bird.
1 cup chopped onion, from Plato’s Harvest and Web of Life Farm
1 cup chopped celery root, from Skinny Dip farm
4 packages of Brown Boar farm mild breakfast sausages
3 loaves of stuffing bread from Jenny’s Bread
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups peeled, chopped apples from Crow farm
1 cup of fresh cranberries from Fresh Meadow Farm
2 cups of apple cider
2 cups of turkey or chicken broth
1 box of Bells seasoning (or equivalent herbs and spices). Bell’s Seasoning is a local Boston product created by William G. Bell in 1867. He mixed a unique combination of rosemary, oregano, sage, ginger, and marjoram. Bell’s seasoning is 100% natural and has no added preservatives, additives, or artificial ingredients and that makes it a perfect companion to Brown Boar Farm all natural sausage that contains no nitrites, additives or artificial ingredients.
Prepare celery root by slicing off the outside similar to how you would prepare a turnip. Once the outer skin is removed, place the celery root in a bowl of water (with lemon) to prevent discoloration, and then chop into small cubes. Regular chopped celery could also be used instead of celery root.
Prepare the apples by dicing into cubes or slices leaving the skin on.
Prepare the fresh cranberries by rinsing.
Melt butter in a large skillet, over medium heat. Sauté the chopped onion and chopped celery root (or cube celery stalks) for 5 -10 minutes. Add ¼ of a box of Bells seasoning and cup of the chicken stock, and bring to a boil.
In a separate fry pan, add the apple cider, apple cubes and cranberries and cook through. Mix the cooked results with the onion and celery.
In a large bowl, pull apart the loaves of stuffing bread or cut into 1-2 inch chunks.
Add in the sausage, onion, celery, apples and cranberries and stir with a large fork to blend well.
Sprinkle in and mix additional Bell’s seasoning for taste, and add additional chicken or turkey stock as needed to moisten the bread and seasoning.
Cook the thawed mild breakfast sausage links next until golden brown. Remove the cooked sausage and drain on paper towels and let cool. Slice the cooled sausage links into ½ inch sections and then mix with the bread, onions, celery, apples and cranberries.
Pack the completed stuffing lightly in the turkey cavity and neck just before roasting the turkey.
Extra Stuffing may also be baked in a covered casserole at 350F for 30-40 minutes.