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I know this is a little last-minute.

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And I also know it is a little out there. Buffalo sauce in stuffing and with beer bread?

Well, I know it’s weird, but it works.

And if you are into it, there is bacon too. Bacon and stuffing work, right?

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My family does not really like stuffing. Every year I try to make a new version, but still no one goes for it. All they want is the turkey, gravy, buttery mashed potatoes and buttered rolls. Take note that there is not an ounce of color on that plate? Brothers.

At least mom, dad and I go for the sweet potatoes. Plus, dad and I are all about the roasted veggies and cranberry sauce, but still no one wants the the stuffing. I really do not get why. I mean I have made spicy sausage, chorizo and cheesy stuffing. I have tried cornbread, ciabatta and sourdough bread. Nothing. No one wants it.

Buffalo Cheddar Beer Bread Stuffing | halfbakedharvest.com

Until now.

The secret to my family’s stomach?

Buffalo sauce. Just put it on pretty much anything and they will eat it. Alright, not anything. No one but my dad and I would touch fish, and the boys are pretty picky, but come on, this is beer bread, buffalo sauce and bacon. These are their kind of foods.

Buffalo Cheddar Beer Bread Stuffing | halfbakedharvest.com

Anyway, what I am trying to say is, everyone loved this stuffing.

And the cheesy beer bread is SO good with the buffalo sauce and bacon. Oh, and you will notice that I left the chicken out of this. I just did not feel it needed it. I mean isn’t stuffing supposed to be served with poultry? But hey, if  you want to throw in some shredded or chopped chicken go right ahead!

Buffalo Cheddar Beer Bread Stuffing | halfbakedharvest.com

Buffalo Cheddar Beer Bread and Bacon Stuffing

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Resting time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories Per Serving: 395 kcal

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Ingredients

Cheddar Beer Bread

Stuffing

  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 large carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 10 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 1/4 cups hot sauce I use Franks Red Hot
  • 3 cup chicken broth or veggie broth
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 8 sliced cooked thick cut bacon crumbled (optional)
  • 4 ounces blue cheese crumbled
  • fresh cilantro chopped for garnish
  • 4 green onions chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  • To make the beer bread. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  • Add the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt to a mixing bowl. Pour in the beer and stir with a mixing spoon until just combined. Fold in the shredded cheddar cheese. Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the top of the bread is lightly browned and the middle is set. Let the bread cool 30 minutes to an hour, In a small bowl combine the parsley, dill, chives, pepper and salt. Cut the bread into one inch cubes. Place the cubes on a lightly greased baking sheet and very lightly and carefully sprinkle/toss with the herbs. Place in the oven and toast the bread for 8-10 minutes. You want the bread to get sort of stale and a little golden brown around the edges. Remove and allow the bread to cool and then place the bread in a very large bowl.
  • To make the stuffing. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish (something a little larger or smaller also will work) Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots and garlic. Saute until the onions are very tender, about 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and place in the bowl with the bread.
  • Melt the remaining 8 tablespoons butter in the microwave and add the melted butter to a clean large bowl. To the butter add the hot sauce, chicken, broth, eggs and seasoned salt. Whisk to combine and then pour the mixture over the bread cubes and gently toss to coat. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and bake 35-45 minutes or until just golden on top. Remove and top the stuffing with crumbled bacon, blue cheese, cilantro (or parsley) and green onions. Serve!

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And we are now stuffing people!

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    1. Hey Annie,
      Sure that would be fine to do. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  1. Hello! I am not a stuffing person, but I have to say, I may give this a go when I make for the family. I need a clarification though on the recipe:

    – 1 ounce beer 12

    I am lost…. How much beer am I to use? 1 ounce is obviously not enough.

    Thanks bunches.

  2. Hello tieghan I have a quick question about the recipe. So for the beer bread do you let it get hard then use it or do you use the beer bread fresh In the recipe?

    1. You can let the bread get a little stale, but you can bake it and then use right away. either is fine. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love this recipe! 🙂

    1. Hey Jaimee! I have never tried freezing this or any stuffing so I really cannot say. If you have successfully frozen other stuffing recipes then I think this one would work too. So sorry I could not help more. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

  3. My brother made this for our Thanksgiving this year…he found your recipe on The Chive..KCCO!

    UMMMM AMAZING HANDS DOWN….this will be requested every year if not through out the whole year. Great with a baked egg on top for breakfast leftovers.

  4. Seriously the first thing I go for at Thanksgiving is the stuffing…it’s totally my favorite side dish! This version is absolutely gorgeous and I’m sure down right tasty! I want to join you for a big plate of this and sweet potatoes!!!

  5. Just dying over how bad I want want to make this and eat it all myself right now! It’s the most beautiful and unique stuffing recipe I’ve seen this year! Thank You!!!

  6. Um yeah, pretty sure you’ve found the way to my stomach, my heart, all of me. I already had a self control problem with normal stuffing – this looks 10x better! I want to say you outdid yourself, but then you’ll just knock the socks off me tomorrow, so I’ll refrain:) Pinned!

  7. Smile. You found the secret to your family’s stomachs…and I’m sure to countless others. This stuffing looks and sounds incredible! What a creative twist on the classic (and often boring) Thanksgiving fare!

  8. Stuffing is usually my favorite part of the meal, I can’t get enough. Before it’s even on the dinner table I already am shoveling spoonfuls in my mouth. This looks delicious.

  9. My wife doesn’t like stuffing either. So weird! Maybe I’ll see if the magic buffalo sauce will work on her too. If not, well, more for me 😛

  10. Yes, oh yes! Perfect to warm back up for a snack for the men sitting in front of the football game too!

  11. This stuffing is 100% not weird in my mind. I’m a devoted blue cheese/hot sauce/buffalo anything fan. I’d pile my Thanksgiving plate high with this stuffing and your sweet potato casserole boats. 🙂

  12. I absolutely love all things Buffalo! Sounds delicious. We would never have this on Thanksgiving though, we all love the dressing. My family would love it along side a big delicious steak! Thanks so much for another great recipe. I’m pinning this to try soon. Happy Thanksgiving!