Greek Turkey Dressing
a. 1 pound hamburger
b. 1 cup raw rice
c. 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
d. 1 large onion cut fine
e. 2 tablespoons allspice
f. 2 tablespoons cloves
g. 2 tablespoons cinnamon
h. 1 cup chopped nuts (preferably walnuts)
i. 1 1/2 cups raisins
j. 2 apples peeled and grated (any kind you like is fine)
B. Cooking Methods
a. Saute the hamburger until lightly browned.
b. Add a dash of salt and pepper, spices, onion and nuts and brown lightly
on medium to low heat.
c. When mixture is uniform in color, spread the mixture to the sides of the
pot making a well in the center of the pot.
d. In the well add about a tablespoon of butter and/or turkey drippings and
lightly brown 1 cup of rice (without mixing it in with the other mixture,
brown it within the well in the pot).
e. Stir the rice until cooked which would be when it is very lightly browned then
when cooked, mix it with the rest of the mixture in the pot.
f. Add the grated apples, tomato sauce and 2 cups hot water. Mix well.
g. About 15 minutes before serving add the raisins.
Total cooking time about 1 hour. Check periodically and stir to make sure it does not burn.
You can add hot water if needed but the mixture should not be soupy but drier in texture.
My Mom and I would make Thanksgiving dinner each year when she was alive and it was
always my job to make this dressing. It is very tasty, unique and can be served with any
kind of meat dish or even as the main dish with a side salad or veggie. It is also fantastic as a leftover on cold turkey sandwiches. Enjoy!