Use fresh ingredients and homemade bread with this traditional stuffing recipe.
1. To make the bread cubes, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread bread cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in oven, or until evenly toasted. Transfer toasted bread cubes to a large bowl and go from there.
2. Next, make the broth. In a saucepan, add 8 cups of water with the gizzards and neck of the turkey. Add the Better Than Bouillon. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes; remove from heat. Mince cooked gizzards and neck meat; sprinkle over dried bread cubes.
3. Meanwhile, melt butter or margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Cook onion and celery in butter, stirring frequently.
4. Pour cooked vegetable mixture over bread cubes in a very large mixing bowl. Season with poultry seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, sage, salt and pepper. Add beaten eggs and toss with your hands to mix. Pour in two cups of hot broth to moisten; mix well. Stuff the turkey loosely and any leftovers, place in greased casserole dish.
Not stuffing a turkey? Following are two more methods for cooking the stuffing.
Transfer mixture to slow cooker, and cover with a thin kitchen towel – then cover. Cook on high for 45 minutes, then reduce heat to low and cook for 4 to 8 hours. If you need to moisten it more, add a little chicken broth.
Transfer to a 9x13-inch greased baking dish or other large casserole dish. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes to 1 hour at 350 degrees. Check stuffing and add more broth as needed. Cover with tin foil if it is getting too dark.
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