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Betty's Bacon And Sage Cornbread Dressing

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Ingredients
For cornbread
  Self rising cornmeal mix 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Self rising flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 1
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Peanut oil 1 Tablespoon
For dressing
  Fresh cornbread 4 Cup (64 tbs), crumbled (prepared from the above ingredients)
  Herb flavored stuffing mix 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Celery rib 75 Gram, finely chopped (1 rib)
  Onion 1⁄2 , chopped finely
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melt (1/2 stick)
  Sage 1 Tablespoon, rub
  Crisp bacon strips 30 Gram, crumbled (4 strips)
  Chicken broth 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Cooking oil spray 1 Teaspoon (as needed)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. For fresh cornbread, in a medium sized bowl, combine cornmeal mix, and self rising flour.
2. Drop egg, and milk in it. Mix until smooth. Do not over mix.
3. Preheat oven to 425 degree F.

MAKING
4. In an 8x8-inch baking pan, pour peanut oil. Place the pan in oven and heat oil until very hot.
5. Transfer cornmeal batter into the pan, and spread evenly. Bake for about 18 minutes.
6. Turn the oven over to broil, and cook for another 2 minutes or until cornbread is browned on top. Remove the pan from oven.
7. Tear cornbread into large chunks, and set it aside to cool.
8. Place a skillet over medium heat, and melt butter in it.
9. Add celery, and onion in warm butter. Saute until soft. Set aside.
10. Meanwhile, crumble cornbread into medium sized crumbles, and put it in a large bowl.
11. Drop stuffing mix into the bowl with crumbled cornbread.
12. Add sage, sauteed onion and celery, and bacon into the large bowl. Mix to combine.
13. Pour broth and mix thoroughly.
14. Grease a 13-inch by 2-inch baking dish with cooking spray, and transfer mixture into it.
15. Pop the dish in oven at 350 degree F, and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the dressing begins to brown.

SERVING
16. Serve cornmeal dressing immediately for your thanksgiving dinner.

TIPS
You can prepare the dish earlier and pop it in refrigerator for a week.
Once you transfer the mixture into a baking dish, press and see if there is enough liquid. Basically your mixture should be sloppy.
Your cornbread dressing should be moist after baking.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Thanksgiving
Dish: 
Dressing
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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