Puerto Rican Stuffing

Puerto Rican Stuffing
Level
Easy
Prep
15 minutes
Cook
41 minutes
Servings
8 to 10 servings
  • Give your holiday stuffing a Latin twist with this tropical stuffing recipe. It uses pork, coffee, red peppers, peas and olives for a flavorful and colorful side dish.

The Secret Ingredient

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons NESCAFÉ CLÁSICO 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 bag (6 ounces) seasoned stuffing mix
  • 1/2 cup green pigeon peas (gandules) OR black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce

Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 2-quart baking dish.

Step 2

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add pork, coffee granules and ½ teaspoon bouillon; cook, stirring occasionally, for about 6 minutes or until crumbly. Add garlic, onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Dissolve remaining 1 teaspoon bouillon in water.

Step 4

Add stuffing mix, pigeon peas, olives, tomato sauce and bouillon mixture to skillet. Gently stir to moisten. Spoon into prepared baking dish; cover with foil.

Step 5

Bake for 30 minutes or until heated through. Serve immediately.
Shortcut
Substitute 1 cup of prepared sofrito sauce for the chopped onions, red bell pepper and tomato sauce.