Greek Turkey Dressing

Greek Turkey Dressing ~ My Mom's Recipe

A. Ingredients
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.

C. Servings
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!


Anonymous said…
Sounds delicious!
Angela said…
That sounds really good. I'm going to try it as a main dish:)
Mitch said…
Jo saves Thanksgiving!!! My Mother has recently launched on her Gluten free thing. But T-Day w/o stuffing is barbaric, I'd rather be waterboarded.

So, I do believe I can make this work!!

Icy BC said…
Thanks for the recipe, Jo! It sounds yummy..
Margie and Edna said…
Margie: This looks really good. I love a new recipe. I'll make this soon. Thanks.
Salitype said…
oh! jo, i shall definitely try this and soon....what with all the holidays still to come, one needs all the cooking ammunition one can get her hands on....

thanks for sharing a family recipe!

have a wonderful day!
dawn, thank you for visiting and it is yummy.

Angela, it's great as a main dish with either a salad which I like or even veggies.

Mitch, you're hysterical, really - Have a good one :)

You are welcome Icy, thanks for commenting.

You are welcome Margie, you can make it for the Margiedales when you have your Turkey day with them :)

Salitype, absolutely we need all the help we can get during the holidays. You are welcome and have a great weekend.
Liz said…
Sounds yummy! I will have to give it a try soon. Thanks for the recipe. :)

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