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Texas Thanksgiving Side Dishes
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Nothing puts the full in thankful quite like having your friends and family to your house for Thanksgiving. It’s a busy time as you prepare a feast with an impressive turkey, side dishes, and decadent desserts. Not only can you order your turkey from Meyer’s Smokehouse, you can also whip up these savory sides that Grandma Meyer swears by. Check out these Thanksgiving sides that we’ve given a Texas twist.

Grandma Meyer’s Dressing Recipe

Ingredients

  • 56 oz. water
  • 4 tbsp. chicken broth
  • 1 c onion
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 12 oz. butter or margarine
  • 3 ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 ¼ tsp. powdered or granulated garlic
  • 3 tsp. Mrs. Dash seasoning
  • 1 ½ tsp. Meyer’s Smokehouse Seasoning
  • 2/3 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 3 ½ c bread crumbs
  • 5 ½ c corn bread
  • 4 eggs

Directions

  1. Toast bread and bake pan of cornbread and crumble to small pieces in 325-degree oven.
  2. Chop onion and celery. (Grandma Meyer runs hers through a blender for 30 seconds with enough water to cover onion and celery). Add to 4-quart stockpot with 40 oz. water, margarine, spices, and chicken broth. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl crack eggs and whisk with 16 oz. water to combine. Pour mixture into 12×10″ baking dish. Add breadcrumbs and cornbread crumbs and mix with a spoon. Do not over mix.
  4. Place pan on a cookie sheet and place in middle rack of the oven. Bake 45 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, cover tightly with aluminum foil and place back in oven for another 45 minutes.
  6. Check temperature in middle of pan to ensure dressing is cooked to 165 degrees. Set out for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Jalapeno Cream Corn

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • ¼ c butter
  • 22 oz. whole kernel corn
  • 1 c cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ c diced jalapeno (or more if you like yours super spicy)

Directions

  1. Melt cream cheese and butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add corn, cheese, butter, and jalapeno to melted cheese and butter mixture.
  3. Cook the mixture, stirring frequently, until sauce is smooth and ingredients are heated through.

Spicy Green Beans

  • Cooking spray
  • 29 oz. French style green beans. Drain if bought canned.
  • 10 ½ oz. cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/8 tsp. red cayenne pepper or Meyer’s Chili Pepper
  • 4 oz. French fried onions
  • 2 tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat over to 450 degrees.
  2. Spray 9×9” baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Combine green beans, soup, and red pepper (or chili seasoning) in prepared baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle French onions and Parmesan cheese over green beans.
  5. Bake on lower oven rack for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly.

Enjoy baking your Texas Thanksgiving side dishes. If you want to order a pre-cooked turkey so you can focus on the sides, you can order one of our hand rubbed, pit-smoked turkeys.

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