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Turkey or chicken stuffing two ways

Préparation - 10 minutes 1st version ; 20 minutes 2nd version


Seves 4 to 6

First version

  • Orange, apple and nut
  • 500 g ground beef
  • 2 apples, cubed
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 2.5 mL (1/2 teaspoon) 5-spice blend
  • 60 g walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 45 mL (3 tablespoons) O blood orange olive oil
  • 45 mL (3 tablespoons) Cointreau

Second version

  • Sausage and leek
  • 500 g mild sausage meat
  • 1 leek, finely sliced
  • 10 mL (2 teaspoons) chopped rosemary
  • 10 mL (2 teaspoons) Joe Beef BBQ powder
  • 150 g fresh cranberries
  • 45 mL (3 tablespoons) Favuzzi olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1st version

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stuff the turkey or chicken.
  2. If there is any leftover stuffing, bake it in the oven at the same time as the turkey or chicken and serve as a side dish.

2nd version

  1. Heat half the olive oil in a frying pan and add the sausage meat.
  2. Cook while stirring to break up the meat as much as possible. Set aside.
  3. Heat the rest of the oil in another pan and sweat the leek.
  4. Add the rosemary, spices, cranberries and sausage meat.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes, mixing well. Season to taste.
  6. Stuff the turkey or chicken.
  7. Save any leftover stuffing to serve as a side dish.

To cook the turkey or chicken

Pour ½ cup water at the bottom of a roasting tin, then place the turkey or chicken in the tin. Roast in the oven for about 2.5 hours for a large turkey (4.5 kg) or 75 minutes for a chicken.