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Stuffing Loaf with Chestnut Mushrooms, Dates and Thyme

Inspired accompaniments turn a lunch into a feast. Try this recipe for the tastiest stuffing to accompany your Christmas turkey - the dates add an irresistible sweetness.

  • Timer Prep 15 min
    Cook 55 min
  • Chart 345.0 cal/
    serving
  • Chef hat Medium
    effort

Preparation

Finely chop the onions. Finely chop the dates. Roughly chop the chestnut mushrooms. Chop the thyme leaves. Beat the eggs.

Method

  1. 1 Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and fry gently for 8-10 minutes until softened.
  2. 2 Add the dates and sherry and set aside to cool.
  3. 3 Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4 (160°C for fan ovens).
  4. 4 Add the sausagemeat, breadcrumbs, mushrooms, thyme leaves, egg and half of the bacon to the onion mixture. Season, then mix well with your hands to combine.
  5. 5 Lightly grease and line one 900g loaf tin per stuffing loaf being made. Spoon the stuffing into the tin and level the top.
  6. 6 Create a lattice over the top of the stuffing with the remaining bacon, then bake for 30 minutes.
  7. 7 Increase the heat to 200°C/400°F/gas 6 (180°C for fan ovens) and cook for a further 10-15 minutes until the bacon is slightly crispy.
  • Average per serving
  • Calories 345.0kCal
  • Fat23.8g
  • Saturated8.2g
  • Salt2.98g
  • Carbohydrates
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