Beef Stuffing with Apples & Cranberries

Bring the beef to the holiday table with this savory, sweet and tart beef stuffing with apples and cranberries. A perfect side or main dish.

  • 1 hr
    15 min
  • 12
    SERVINGS
  • 290
    Cal
  • 15 g
    Protein

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner)
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder, divided
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sliced leeks, white and light green parts only
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) unseasoned dried bread cubes
  • 2-1/2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups peeled, diced Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Cooking:

  1. Combine Ground Beef, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage, 1/2 teaspoon salt and crushed red pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.  Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot.  Add beef mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.  Remove beef mixture from skillet with slotted spoon into large bowl; set aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.  In same skillet, heat butter on medium heat until hot.  Add leeks, cook and stir 5 minutes.  Add leeks to beef mixture.  Stir in bread cubes, broth, apples, cranberries, remaining 1 teaspoon garlic powder, remaining 1 teaspoon onion powder, remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage and remaining 1 teaspoon salt to beef mixture.

    Cook's Tip: You may substitute a fresh baguette, cubed and toasted, for unseasoned dried bread cubes.
  3. Spray 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.  Place beef mixture into prepared dish; cover with aluminum foil.  Bake in 350°F oven 30 to 40 minutes until heated through.

    Cook's Tip: For a drier stuffing, bake covered 30 to 40 minutes, then bake uncovered 10 to 15 minutes until top of stuffing is crisp.
291 CALORIES

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3g SAT FAT

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15g PROTEIN

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3 mg IRON

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3 mg ZINC

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* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet

Nutrition information per serving: 291 Calories; 63 Calories from fat; 7g Total Fat (3 g Saturated Fat; 2 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 41 mg Cholesterol; 971 mg Sodium; 43 g Total Carbohydrate; 2.9 g Dietary Fiber; 15 g Protein; 3 mg Iron; 4.7 mg Niacin; 0.3 mg Vitamin B6; 1.1 mcg Vitamin B12; 3 mg Zinc; 25.2 mcg Selenium; 46.7 mg Choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium; and a good source of Dietary Fiber, Iron, and Vitamin B6.

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