I am a direct descendent of the Linells who came across on the Mayflower. Our family has always had the absolute most awesome stuffing, and I finally got the recipe handed down to me. It's so good I can't keep it a secret. Try it once and you'll agree it's the best you ever had, and it's so easy to make.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Melt the butter in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat, and cook and stir the celery and onion for 8 to 10 minutes, until the onion is translucent.

  • In a separate skillet, cook and stir the ground beef and sausage over medium heat until the meat is browned and no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes. Drain the excess grease from the meat.

  • Place the cubed white bread into the Dutch oven with the butter, celery, and onion, add the cooked meat, and lightly stir to mix well.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until evenly browned, about 1 hour.

Editor's Note

Find more great tips on how to make stuffing and safely stuff a turkey in our Stuffing and Dressing article.

Nutrition Facts

811 calories; protein 22.2g 45% DV; carbohydrates 31.1g 10% DV; fat 66.8g 103% DV; cholesterol 188.9mg 63% DV; sodium 1257mg 50% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2010
I made this last thanksgiving and it was the best I had ever had! It tastes absolutely delious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/20/2017
Boring this is about as boring as stuffing can get before you can call it "diner" food. My family came here from Tuscany in the 30's to expand their business and thankfully they packed their cooking talents. Our stuffing blows this out of the water maybe I'll post it. You can somewhat fix this greasy bland stuffing by using mild Italian sausage 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper and French bread and it will jump it two stars. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2010
I made this last thanksgiving and it was the best I had ever had! It tastes absolutely delious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2011
Similar to my Grandmother's recipe that I have used for 30 years. Our version does not use Sausage and adds an egg to hold it all together. Ours also does not use butter because hamburger is enough fat.:) Can be baked outside of the turkey just add a bit of broth. Simple tasty. Add your own variations! Delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2011
Made this for Christmas and everyone loved it! This one os a keeper! I added a bit of my leftover primerib juice in it and it was amazing! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/19/2017
Boring this is about as boring as stuffing can get before you can call it "diner" food. My family came here from Tuscany in the 30's to expand their business and thankfully they packed their cooking talents. Our stuffing blows this out of the water maybe I'll post it. You can somewhat fix this greasy bland stuffing by using mild Italian sausage 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper and French bread and it will jump it two stars. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2015
While I'm sure this recipe is absolutely delicious just as it's written I just want to say that I did make a couple of changes to lighten it up just a bit and only dirty one pot. I melted 2 sticks of butter in a Dutch oven and added the celery and onion. After about 5 minutes I added 1 pound of ground white chicken and continued cooking until the chicken was done and the celery and onion were clear. I stirred in one 14 ounce bag of herb stuffing and one can of reduced sodium chicken broth. You can add a little hot water if it is still too dry (I personally like really moist dressing). I also added a bit of pepper. You can serve it as is or put it in the oven if you like it browned. This version too was delicious. Thanks Michelle for sharing this great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2011
Very easy recipe. I will make this dish every Thanksgiving from now on. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2012
It was delicious. Make sure you have a big enough pot/dutch oven. If yours is too small I'd STRONGLY suggest cutting back on the butter. BUt other than that fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2012
WOW!! Great Stuffing Recipe! My husband who always passes on stuffing ate 2 GIANT helpings. This one is such a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2016
Pretty good. much better than box stuff Read More