Beef Stuffing with Apples & Cranberries
Ingredients icon 12 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 10 to 12 servings.
Time icon 1-1/4 hours
Tags: Lean Cut
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner)

  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder, divided

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder, divided

  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage, divided

  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 cups sliced leeks, white and light green parts only

  • 1 bag (12 ounces) unseasoned dried bread cubes

  • 2-1/2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth

  • 2 cups diced peeled Granny Smith apples

  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Preparation

  1. Combine ground beef, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage, 1/2 teaspoon salt and crushed red pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.  Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot.  Add beef mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.  Remove beef mixture from skillet with slotted spoon into large bowl; set aside. 

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.  In same skillet, heat butter on medium heat until hot.  Add leeks, cook and stir 5 minutes.  Add leeks to beef mixture.  Stir in bread cubes, broth, apples, cranberries, remaining 1 teaspoon garlic powder, remaining 1 teaspoon onion powder, remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage and remaining 1 teaspoon salt to beef mixture.

  3. Spray 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.  Place beef mixture into prepared dish; cover with aluminum foil.  Bake in 350°F oven 30 to 40 minutes until heated through. 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving, 10 servings: 291 calories; 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat); 41 mg cholesterol; 971 mg sodium; 43 g carbohydrate; 2.9 g fiber; 15 g protein; 4.7 mg niacin; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 1.1 mcg vitamin B12; 3.0 mg iron; 25.2 mcg selenium; 3.0 mg zinc; 46.7 mg choline.

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