Is it Dressing or Stuffing ?

Is it  Dressing or Stuffing ?

It depends on what side of the Mason Dixon line is the correct answer. I have lived on both sides – in Michigan its stuffing since you stuff your bird or meat .  Normal no meat included. In Louisiana its always called dressing no matter what you do with it or what kind you make . But you will less likely get it stuffed in a turkey around here – maybe fried but not stuffed.

Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing and Stuffing

Want to read a great post /recipe : Southern Living

But In my House the great debate is what kind?

Jolie’s Corn Bread Dressing

  • 4 boxes of Martha White Corn Bread Mix ( make ahead of time)
  • 11/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 ground pork
  • 1 lg onion /chopped
  • 1 bell pepper /chopped
  • 3 stalks celery /chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic /chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 3 cans  chicken bouillon

Large pan saute vegetables till soft -Add meat and brown. Add cans of bouillon;;ion shop-Add crumbled Cornbread & Mix.  Add seasoning to taste.  Lisa

Aunt Jolie’s recipe is a classic recipe but  my Mom uses a mix of 2 Martha White & 2 Jiffy Cornbread for a sweeter version.

Dirty Rice

  • 1 Lb of chicken Gizzards
  • 1 lb chicken liver
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 T salt
  • 1 T Worcester sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper
  • 3 T oil
  • 1 bunch each – green onions $ celery  / Chopped
  • 2 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 lb ground meat
  • 2 lb pork
  • 2 Cups of Uncooked Rice


Cook  cleaned gizzards & livers in water with seasoning about 30 minutes. Let Cool and chop fine with food processor- save liquid. In oil saute vegetables ,add meat brown. Add broth ( 4 cups) and other ingredients & cook  down ( 15 minutes) . Add 2 cups of  cooked Rice & add to mixture. Mix & Let sit so rice can absorb liquid. Bake when ready at 325 for 30 minutes. Serves 15-20 people.

  • Options – No liver/gizzards use meat / pork as substitute.
  • Also my local grocery stores- carry a pre made dressing mix ( meat /seasoning ) that a local favorite.

These are two of our family favorites  but they are many more types . More options check out my website.  Lisa


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