Thanksgiving stuffing is such serious business that before people wonder how they’re going to make gravy or how much turkey they should buy for x amount of people, they Google stuffing. According to Google Trends, the second-most asked Thanksgiving question is: “How do you make stuffing for Thanksgiving?”
As NPR points out, people can be really picky about the kind of stuffing they like. For ex: white bread vs. corn bread, or rice vs. potatoes. But at the end of the day, your fave kind of stuffing is probably the one you grew up eating.
For Latino families, stuffing is often an accurate reflection of the kinds of flavors we love eating year round. Check out 6 recipes that lots of Latino families are bound to be feasting on this year:
Plátanos can literally be used for anything. In this stuffing recipe, plantains are the main ingredient, while garlic, onions, and peppers give it extra flavor and color. But basically, if you like mofongo, you’ll like this.
Get the recipe at Qué Rica Vida.
Black Bean Stuffing
A rice-and-bean stuffing is common in Cuban households. While some may add chorizo to the mix, it’s still heavy on the rice and beans.
Watch the video above, or check out this recipe from Three Guys from Miami.
Ground Beef, Pork, and Chorizo Stuffing
This is a meaty stuffing that includes ground beef, chorizo, and pork. There’s also a lot of extras, such as fruit, olives, nuts, and herbs. Basically, a lot of things you might find in an empanada.
Check out the full recipe at My Colombian Recipes.
Pork Loin Stuffing
This Nicaraguan recipe is not typically stuffed, but it is eaten alongside turkey. The main ingredient is pork loin, but it also includes raisins and capers.
Masa Cornbread with Chiles Stuffing
This cornbread stuffing is made with masa for something a little sweet. The cornbread should be made a day ahead.
Check out the full recipe at Epicurious.
This Caribbean inspired stuffing is very customizable, because it works well with ground beef, lamb, or chicken.
Check out the full recipe at The Weiser Kitchen.