Barbecued Sausage, Sweet Potato & Cherry Stuffing

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 h
  • Serves: 10, plus leftovers

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 60 mL
  • 1 lb Italian sausage, casings removed 500 g
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 9 cups cubed day old bread 2.25 L
  • 1/2 lb sweet potatoes, peeled, diced and blanched (see Tip) 250 g
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries 125 mL
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth 125 mL
  • 1/4 tsp pepper 1 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat half the oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Crumble in sausage meat. Cook 5 to 8 min. until it begins to brown. Stir in onion and continue to cook until onions soften. Set aside to cool completely.

  • Step 2

    In large bowl, toss bread with cooled sausage mixture, sweet potatoes and dried cherries to combine. In separate bowl, whisk eggs with broth, salt, pepper and remaining oil. Drizzle onto bread mixture and toss again to combine. Add more broth, if needed, to ensure bread is completely moistened (but avoid sogginess).

  • Step 3

    Transfer stuffing mixture into 11 x 9-in. (28 x 22-cm) foil pan. Cover top with foil wrap. Place on barbecue preheated to medium, 35 to 40 min., or until stuffing is cooked through and edges start to brown.

Tip

To blanch diced sweet potatoes, add to boiling water 2 min. then rinse with cold water.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1 cup/250 mL)
  • Calories 340
  • Fat 18 g
  • Saturated Fat 5 g
  • Carbs 32 g
  • Sugar 6 g
  • Protein 13 g
  • Cholesterol 60 mg
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 800 mg