A delicious dressing you can serve alongside that Ham and Sweet Potatoes!
4 TBL butter/lard
4 C chopped onions,
2 C chopped celery
2 cups chopped green bell peppers
1 1//4 lb Patience Farm Country Sausage
4 TBL unsalted butter
2 TBL minced garlic
2 TBL Tabasco sauce
2 C Pork Stock/Chicken Stock
1 1/2 C very fine dry bread crumbs
Pre-heat oven to 425F
Melt the 4 tbl butter/lard in a large pan over high heat. Add 2 cups of the onions, 1 cup of the celery, and 1 cup of the bell peppers, sauté until onions are a dark brown but not burned, about 10-12 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Add the country sausage and cook until meat is browned, about 5 minutes.
Add the remaining cups of onion, celery and bell pepper, the butter, garlic and Tabasco. Stir well.
Reduce heat to medium and cook about 3 minutes. Stir in the stock and bring to a simmer, about 10 minutes.
Stir in bread crumbs. Remove from heat.
Transfer mixture to an ungreased 8x8 baking dish; bake uncovered until browned on top. About 45 minutes.