"This recipe makes a HUGE amount of stuffing--enough to stuff a 24 lb. turkey--so adjust the ingredient amounts as needed. The flavors of bacon and bourbon make it richer than any stuffing I've ever had, and I always get requests for the recipe. There's no good way to mix this without using your hands, so just dive in and do it! Egg-type breads such as challah, may be substituted for dark breads." — Nudles
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thick-cut bacon, chopped
onions, peeled and chopped
celery stalks, diced
1 (1 pound) loaf
day-old pumpernickel bread, cubed
1 (1 pound) loaf
day-old dark rye bread, cubed
eggs, lightly beaten
dried sage leaves
chicken stock (more as needed)
good quality bourbon whiskey
All the people who said it was too soggy or too strong in the bourbon department should really get a clue! Seriously! use your common sense. If it looks a little soggy or you're having second thoughts about the alcohol, don't just brush it off and go on! Don't always trust the recipe completely. Always use your brain and test the recipe before a gathering! Thank you.
This was a good stuffing. The bourbon is noticeable but not too overbearing. As for the conversation about sogginess: I agree that it pays to use commonsense when using a new recipe, but there was twice as much liquid as I needed in this recipe!
This is our new family favorite for Thanksgiving. We did decrease the chicken stock down to about 2 cups of liquid from the original amount it called for. Also the recipe is missing the part where you add the bacon back into the mix. But we just tossed it in there when we were doing the mixing of all of the ingredients. The flavors are excellent and we even used a little extra burbon in our gravy.
This was fabulous!
Awesome Awesome Recipe! Tested it out and am making it for Thanksgiving Supper, as for the comments stating too much liquid, THANK you for stating in the directions to add liquid to desired consistancy! That means one can play around to get the consistancy they prefer. I am going to try this time adding some peeled cut apples to this, and tip:If you aren't a drinker, as I am not, omit the Bourbon!! Thanks so much.
This was amazing stuffing! Everyone loved it and I gave the recipe to three family members. I don't know how the previous reviewer's turned out soggy. I added the wet ingredients until it was "stuffing-like", I didn't add it all at once and I didn't use it all. I did add more sage because I like a very sage-y flavour, but otherwise it was perfect. This will be my recipe for years to come!
Good, but I thought it would be baconier....also directions don't tell you when to add bacon but I just did it at the end.
We only had white bread, so that's what I used. Also, definitely follow the advice of other reviewers in regards to adding the liquid. You do not need that much, and you need to add it only until it soaks into the bread. Then stop adding! I made a quarter of the recipe since we don't need 2 9x13 pans of stuffing, and I used 1 cup of chicken stock instead of 2. I think bf would've liked this more without the bourbon--and I only added a a tablespoon or so of it. Other than that, this was a nice stuffing. I'd prefer the darker breads the recipe called for, but we have way too much bread right now for me to get something different. Thanks for the recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bacon and Bourbon Thanksgiving Stuffing
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 116
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