Are you looking for a different twist on the usual Thanksgiving stuffing this year? I have created just the recipe for you! It won a Better Homes & Gardens contest, and appeared in one of their cookbooks. It's colorful, easy, and has just the right amount of spice to perk up those sleepy turkey-eaters! The tasty ingredients are exotic without being too unheard-of--- goodies like mango, black beans, pineapple, and lime.
Here's what you need:
1 (15 oz.) can crushed pineapple, NOT drained (or use fresh if you wish)
1/2 Cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp. Jamaican Jerk Seasoning (I like Schilling/McCormick)
1 & 1/2 teaspoons finely shredded lime peel
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1/2 Cup butter
2 Cups cooked white rice
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium mango, seeded, peeled, and chopped
1 (4.5 oz.) can diced mild green chili peppers
3 Tbsp. snipped fresh cilantro
5 Cups soft bread cubes (7 slices)
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large skillet, cook undrained pineapple, onion, Jerk Seasoning, lime peel, lime juice, and butter, for about 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Remove from heat. Stir in rice, black beans, mango, chili peppers and cilantro.
2. Place bread cubes in a large bowl and add the pineapple mixture. Toss lightly to mix. Place stuffing in a 3-quart, rectangular baking dish. Bake, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 minutes more, or until hot. Makes 6 side-dish servings.