South American Stuffing

My aunt is from Peru, and she is a fabulous cook. One year for Thanksgiving she made us this ‘Turkey Dressing’ as she calls it, and it was immediately my favorite. It has ingredients you might find strange to put together, but it is fantastic.


  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 pound bacon
  • 1  large onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup sliced green olives
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, diced


Soak the bread crumbs in milk.

Cut the bacon into small pieces and cook in a dutch oven over medium high heat until crisp. Remove bacon and all but 2-3 tablespoons of the bacon grease.

Add onions and peppers and saute over medium heat until soft and translucent,  about 5 minutes.

Add ground pork, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook until no pink remains in the pork.

Stir in remaining ingredients and soaked bread crumbs. Taste for seasoning and serve. Alternatively, if you want to put it in a dish and bake it for a few minutes that is good too!

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