Basic Cornbread Stuffing
¼ lb butter
1 medium sized sweet onion (diced 1/8")
4 ribs of celery (diced 1/8")
2 tsp. kosher salt
2 tsp ground black pepper
1 Tbsp poultry seasoning
1 Tbsp ground thyme
1 Tbsp ground rosemary
¼ cup white wineâ€¦whatever you're drinking
1 qt chicken stock or broth, homemade or bought (For the stock/broth you can use turkey, chicken or vegetable but do not use plain water)
2 large eggs (whipped)
2 boxes of cornbread stuffing mix (4 packages), or you can make cornbread and let it stale over night, the mix is way easier and what I use.
Melt the butter in a large saute pan and add the onions and celery and saltâ€¦turn the heat down to medium and cover. Sweat the vegetables until translucent (around 10 minutesâ€¦you donâ€™t want them to brown)
Add the rest of the seasonings and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add the wine and turn up the heat and cook until the alcohol is gone (around 5 minutes)
While you are cooking the vegetables, heat the stock to boiling, then turn down to low just to keep it hot
Place the cornbread crumbs into a very large bowl, large enough for everything to fit and still mix without making a mess.
Add the cooked veggies to the cornbread and mix just until the veggies are dispersed. Add the eggs and mix lightly. Add the stock to the mixture a little at a time until it is as wet as you would likeâ€¦you may not need it allâ€¦if you have left over use it in your gravyâ€¦cuz you can never have enough gravy.
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My sister just asked me for this recipe for Thanksgiving, so I thought I would share it here. It is easy to make and full of flavor.