Put a Mexican Twist on Classic American Stuffing for Thanksgiving


Surprises are both common and expected when you move to a new country. For me, bread-based Thanksgiving stuffing was one. Don’t get me wrong, there are many wonderful bread-based Thanksgiving stuffing recipes out there! In fact, I consider myself a fan — it’s just they were a completely new idea to me.

So, how did we do stuffing in Mexico? When I was growing up, stuffing recipes, instead of including bread, were a savory blend of meats, veggies, nuts, and raisins.

I thought you might enjoy seeing how we did it back in Mexico when I was a girl. So, here is my interpretation of a Thanksgiving stuffing recipe, which is made in the style I remember. It is a big hit with my friends and family here in California. Salt to taste before serving.


  • 10 tomatillos
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/3 cup parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 5 strips of bacon
  • 5 slices of ham

See how to make it with the video and photo how-to below!

Buen provecho! (Enjoy your meal!)



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