Here’s another recipe so good it beat out hundreds of entries to win one of two first-prizes in the in the Macy’s Recipe Share Contest, with winners chosen by Food Republic’s own Maureen Petrosky. Winner Victoria Kolatski channeled a Maniaci family recipe for Sicilian Stuffing that would cause she and her siblings to sneak bites while it was being made. We can see why: This is no ordinary breadcrumb-and-giblet affair. Kolatski’s recipe calls for salami, ground beef, hard-boiled eggs, romano cheese and rice.
That was enough to set it apart from other contestants. This tasty dish can be served as a side in a casserole dish or to actually use as a stuffing inside a chop, turkey, eggplant, mushroom caps, you name it. We loved the versatility of it. So congrats, Victoria, and thanks for sharing the Maniaci family recipe.
- 3 pounds ground chuck
- 1/2 pound hard salami, chopped
- 1 cup rice, cooked
- 4 eggs, hard boiled and chopped
- 1 (14- ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 8 ounces Romano cheese, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- oregano, dried, to taste
In a large pan over medium- high heat brown the ground chuck.
Add onions and garlic and cook until translucent.
Add remaining ingredients, and season with salt pepper and oregano,
Either stuff into a turkey and cook to an internal temperature of 165 degrees or put in a casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until lightly browned on top.