Our expert culinary team at the SMG-managed Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center wows guests everyday with unique flavors and exciting recipes. From creative hors d’oeuvres to savory entrees and scrumptious side dishes, it is all part of SMG’s inspiring, food-centric focus we call SAVOR.
Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion to showcase your home-cooking skills while spending time with family and friends. We invite you to try our recipe for sausage and cornbread stuffing – a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast.
There is much debate about use of the word “stuffing” versus “dressing.” Traditionalists say stuffing is cooked inside the turkey whereas dressing is cooked on the side. Whatever you choose to call it, this dish is sure to be a hit.
The recipes we use at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center are designed to impress our guests and we are sure you will impress yours, too. This sausage and cornbread stuffing recipe will transform your traditional stuffing into a gourmet favorite!
Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing
1 Package of cornbread mix
1 Package of Jimmy Dean sausage
1 Yellow onion (small and diced)
4 stalks Celery (small and diced)
1 stick Butter (melted)
1 tablespoon Minced garlic
1 tablespoon Chopped sage
1 tablespoon Chopped thyme
1 tablespoon Chopped parsley
2 cups Chicken stock
Bake the cornbread according to package instructions. Let it cool and crumble it. Brown the sausage and break into small pieces. When the sausage is cooked through, drain off as much of the excess grease as possible. Add onions and celery to sausage. Cook until onions are translucent. Add the garlic. Once the garlic is cooked, remove the entire mixture (sausage, onion, celery and garlic) and place into mixing bowl. Add the crumbled corn bread and chopped fresh herbs to the bowl. Bring chicken stock to a boil. Add enough chicken stock to the mixture to make it very moist (almost wet). Add the butter and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stuff turkey or bake covered with aluminum foil at 375 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes. Enjoy!