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Beer and bacon stuffing

I love the holidays. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Tuesday – really any excuse to make a turkey. Not because I love turkey either. It’s okay… but what I’m really after is the stuffing.

However I’ve never been a fan of plain ‘ol stuffing. I mean, sure, in a pinch it’ll do but seriously, we stuffing connoisseurs crave flavour and lots of it.

IMG_1815When I was asked to come up with a Holiday inspired recipe using Samuel Adams beer, my next thought was “Challenge accepted”. I love to cook and create new recipes so this one I knew would be fun. I headed to our local The Beer Store with my husband who helped me located the 6 pack of Samuel Adam’s in exchange of a promise that he could drink the remaining 5 beer that I didn’t need for my recipe. (isn’t he sweet?)

As I planned out the recipe, I tried to think of how I could take it one step further, from delicious to epic, and the obvious choice suddenly hit me: Bacon.

My Beer and Bacon Stuffing was born. And it was marvelous!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 bag Crouton / Stuffing Bread
  • 1/4 lb Salted Butter
  • 1 pkg Applewood Smoked Bacon, Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 Yellow Onion, Chopped
  • 4 stocks Celery, Chopped
  • 1/2 pkg Crimini Mushrooms, Chopped
  • 1-2 Leeks, Chopped
  • 2 small Apples, Chopped
  • 1 tbs Thyme
  • 1 tbs Sage
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 bottle Samuel Adams Beer

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
IMG_1824In a large stock pot, add butter and bacon. Cook over med-high heat until bacon begins to crisp. Add honey and stir. Add onions, celery, mushrooms, leeks, sage, thyme and apples. Sauté for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, add Samuel Adams beer and chicken stock to the pot. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat and fold in bread until damp.
Grease a casserole dish with butter and transfer stuffing. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

IMG_1859Ta-da! Delicious, moist, flavourful stuffing. I invited my parents over for dinner and used them for guinea pigs. Instead of turkey I made a pork roast. We had cinnamon carrots, mashed potatoes and of course, loads of gravy (by the way, I’m also the gravy-queen but that’s a post for another day).

 

I got thumbs up from everyone around the table. “Who would have thought, beer, in stuffing? Delicious! You’re a genius!” said my husband. (Okay so he may not have said the genius part but I like to believe he was thinking it).

Beer and Bacon Stuffing. Holiday recipe. Apple stuffing.

Disclosure: I was asked to create this awesome recipe using Samuel Adam’s beer by Branding & Buzzing. While I received compensation for my efforts, all opinions as always are mine. And the stuffing is really good. Like REALLY good. Try it. I dare you. Cheers!  #SamInHand

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Jenn Perry

The author Jenn Perry

Entrepreneur, Child-Wrangler and Domestic-Goddess-Wannabe, Jenn is a married, mother of two. She is also the founder of That’s So Social and Editor in Chief of Travel Mavens.

Likes: travel, eggs benedict, yoga pants, dogs, and Netflix.