YieldsServes 16Total Time1 hr 30 mins

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 350°. Cook chorizo in a 12-in. frying pan over medium-high heat until browned, stirring often and breaking meat into small chunks, about 8 minutes. Measure fat from pan; you should have 1/4 cup (if needed, add oil). Add celery, onion, garlic, oregano, and cayenne, if using; sauté until slightly softened, about 4 minutes. Add apples and stir to coat.

Step 2
2

Transfer mixture to a very large bowl. Add broth to pan and stir to loosen browned bits; pour into bowl. Stir in parsley and bread. Spoon stuffing into a buttered 9- by 13-in. baking dish, mounding it.

Step 3
3

Bake stuffing until browned and center reaches at least 160°, 50 to 60 minutes; drape with foil if it starts to get dark.

Step 4
4

Make ahead: Up to 1 day through step 2, covered and chilled; bake about 1 hour.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 1 pound chorizo sausage, squeezed from casings
  Olive oil (if needed)
 2 large celery stalks with leaves, thinly sliced
 1 large onion, chopped
 5 large garlic cloves, minced
 2 tablespoons dried Mexican oregano
 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced crosswise
 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
 1 1/2 pounds crusty bread such as pugliese, cut into 1-in. cubes

Directions

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 350°. Cook chorizo in a 12-in. frying pan over medium-high heat until browned, stirring often and breaking meat into small chunks, about 8 minutes. Measure fat from pan; you should have 1/4 cup (if needed, add oil). Add celery, onion, garlic, oregano, and cayenne, if using; sauté until slightly softened, about 4 minutes. Add apples and stir to coat.

Step 2
2

Transfer mixture to a very large bowl. Add broth to pan and stir to loosen browned bits; pour into bowl. Stir in parsley and bread. Spoon stuffing into a buttered 9- by 13-in. baking dish, mounding it.

Step 3
3

Bake stuffing until browned and center reaches at least 160°, 50 to 60 minutes; drape with foil if it starts to get dark.

Step 4
4

Make ahead: Up to 1 day through step 2, covered and chilled; bake about 1 hour.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Chorizo Apple Stuffing