Cornbread Dressing Muffins
2 packages Shawnee Mills Cornbread Mix
1 pound JC Potter Sage Sausage
1 large onion, diced
4 celery stalks, diced
3 cups soft bread crumbs (from a loaf of French bread or similar white bread)
2 teaspoons dried rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 large eggs, beaten
3 1/2 to 4 cups chicken broth
Step 1Prepare Shawnee Mills Cornbread Mix according to package directions, making two pans of cornbread. Let cool, then in a large bowl, stir and tear the cornbread into crumbs.
Step 2In a large sauté pan, cook sausage, onion, and celery over medium heat, stirring to break up sausage. Cook until sausage is browned, then drain.
Step 3Combine cornbread crumbs, white bread crumbs, sausage mixture, sage, pepper, and eggs. Stir to combine. Add chicken broth, stirring until the mixture is uniformly wet but not soupy.
Step 4Take mounds of dressing, either using your hands or a large ice cream scoop, making balls to fit into a greased standard 12-cup muffin pan. Each scoop should generously fit into the muffin cups.
Step 5Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, and let sit in the pan for 10 minutes.
Step 6Remove each muffin from pan, using a spoon or the tip of a knife to gently remove each. Let them cool on a cooling rack.