A favorite recipe on every Cajun holiday table. Probably the most looked forward to part of any holiday dinner, besides dessert, is the dressing and it’s not uncommon to have more than one kind. I personally love my grandmother’s cornbread dressing and can’t imagine a holiday without it. It’s moist, flavorful, and pairs well with any meat.
This recipe holds a special place in my heart, as my grandmother, Thelma “Momma Te” Moody, always made sure to have plenty Cornbread Dressing at every holiday meal, which was not a small feat.
Thelma and her husband, B.I. Moody III, have 9 children, 49 grandchildren, and 87 great-grandchildren. Needless to say, their hearts and kitchen were always full.
Cajun Blaze Cornbread Dressing
Cornbread* (4 times)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 4 Tbsp butter melted
- 2 lbs ground meat 80/20
- 2 lbs ground pork
- 4 cups chicken broth approx. three 14-oz cans
- 4.5 tsp Cajun Blaze, All Purpose Seasoning
- 9 onions chopped
- 4-5 bell peppers chopped
- 1 stalk celery chopped
- Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in mixing bowl and mix well.
- Add buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter and mix until large lumps disappear.
- Pour into 9-10" iron skillet (or baking pan). Pro tip: line skillet with butter and sprinkle cornmeal before adding mixture.
- Bake at 375°F for 25 min.
- Remove from skillet, allow to cool in a pan, and break into crumbs. Set aside.
- Repeat the above steps for each pound of meat (i.e. 4 lbs of meat require 4 cornbread recipes)
Meat and Vegetable Mixture
- Brown meat in a large pot.
- Add Cajun Blaze Seasoning, vegetable mixture, and 32-oz of chicken broth.
- Cook down meat/vegetable mixture until vegetables are soft translucent. Take your time on this step to properly cook down and merge the flavors. Don't worry about the excess juice, as the cornbread will soak it up in the final step.
- Mix the cornbread crumbs with meat/vegetable mixture.
- Add remaining chicken broth to maintain desired level of moistness and Bake at 350°F for 25-30 min. Pro tip: If cooking ahead, this step can be done just before serving (more time may be needed to warm if cold).
Cajun Blaze Seasoning
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