Suzanne's Down Home Southern Dressing Recipe
- 1/4 cup bacon grease
- 2 (8.5 ounce) packages corn bread mix
- 2/3 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup butter, divided
- 2 (16 ounce) packages herb seasoned stuffing mix
- 4 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning
- 3 tablespoons baking powder
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with bacon grease.
step 2: Mix corn bread mix with milk and egg according to package directions. In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook onion and bell pepper in 1/2 cup butter until tender. Stir onion mixture into corn bread batter. Pour into prepared 9x13 inch pan.
step 3: Bake in preheated oven 35 to 40 minutes, until golden brown. Cool completely. Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
step 4: Processed cooled corn bread in a food processor until soft and mushy. Pour into a large aluminum roasting pan. Stir in herbed stuffing mix. Stir in chicken broth, a can at a time, until mixture is well moistened, but not soupy. Stir in poultry seasoning and baking powder. Dot with remaining butter, and press butter down into dressing.
step 5: Bake in preheated oven until puffed and golden, 30 to 45 minutes.