meat-stuffingHappy Thanksgiving!!

I usually write posts about eating healthy, working out, or the latest health trends. Today I have decided to write a post about a favorite Thanksgiving dish of mine. It is called meat stuffing and it is absolutely delicious. Trust me, if you want a lot of protein, this is the meal to make. If you are not a meat eater, this is definitely not the meal for you. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of fat in meat stuffing. All of you who know me, know that I am not concerned about eating fat, especially healthy fat. Unfortunately, there is a lot of saturated fat in meat stuffing causing this recipe to not be very healthy. Every once in a while I believe it is alright to eat something like meat stuffing, or ice cream, or pizza (some of my other favorites), just don’t do it all the time. When buying meat, try to get farm raised or organic. For a step by step approach with full pictures, click here for the meat stuffing recipe.

Here is a quick breakdown of the meat stuffing recipe:

1lb ground beef
1lb bacon diced
1lb mild sausage (out of casings)
1 large onion diced
2 cloves garlic minced
2 sticks celery diced
1 loaf stuffing bread
2 cups chicken stock
1 egg beaten (to bind stuffing)
1 cup chopped walnuts
6-8 eggs hard boiled diced
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1tsp thyme
1 tsp salt/pepper plus more to taste
pinch of nutmeg

Brown the sausage and beef and set aside. Brown the bacon and remove from pan. Then saute onions, garlic and celery in the bacon fat. Brown the bread. Cut bread into medium cubes and pour some chicken stock over bread to moisten. In a large pan, mix all the meats, sauteed veggies, parm cheese, seasonings and bread. Heat over medium for a few minutes just to incorporate and mix flavors. Put everything in a large baking dish and pour more stock over to moisten some more. You don’t want chicken stock pooling at the bottom, but you want it good and moist, so it doesn’t dry out. Mix in the walnuts and hard boiled eggs. Bake at 375 for 30-45 min and enjoy!