The Thanksgiving table can be a dangerous place if you have a gluten intolerance or allergy. Many of the holiday’s most beloved side dishes are filled with gluten. But never fear. You can still enjoy your favorite Thanksgiving recipes even if you’ve cut gluten out of your diet. This delicious white-bean dish is easy to whip up and pairs well with your holiday turkey.
Our recipe for stuffing replaces traditional bread with white beans while keeping all of the warm fall flavors you love, like sage, apples, chestnuts and spices. Baked until bubbling and golden brown. You won’t miss the bread!
Gluten-Free White Bean Stuffing
16 ounces ground sausage
2 cups Vidallia onion, coarsly chopped
1/4 cup garlic, minced
2 cups fennel bulb, quartered, cored, thinly sliced
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup Granny Smith apple, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chestnuts, roasted, shelled and chopped
3 tablespoons ground dry sage
3 tablespoons marjarom
2 tablespoon fennel seeds
3/4 cup fresh sarsley, chopped
1 48 oz Randall Great Northern Beans, slightly drained – reserve 1 cup
1 cup corn meal
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon pepper, freshly ground
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, less if you don’t like spicy food
2 cups turkey broth
1 egg, wisked
1 stick butter, chilled and cut into tablespoon size
1 teaspoon baking powder
1. Cook the sausage. In a heavy skillet, break up the ground sausage and cook until brown. Remove cooked sausage from pan and place in a bowl.
2. Saute chopped vegetables and apple until soft. Add garlic, chestnuts, marjoram, sage, fennel seeds and cooked sausage Partially drain Randall Beans. Reserve 1 cup of beans and add the rest to stuffing. Blend stuffing with a spoon.
3. In a food processor, add the reserved cup of beans, corn meal, stock, egg and baking soda and butter. Pulse mixture until butter is pea sized.
4. Combine all ingredients and place stuffing in a preheated 350 degree oven. Bake for one hour, or until top is golden brown and stuffing is bubbly.
This recipe can be made with either Randall Beans Great Northern Beans or the Randall Beans Organic products.