Pascha 2014: Spicy Italian Qrunch Burger Stuffing

Okay, I guess I should get to what I made for Pascha. For some reason this year I felt like I didn’t have time to do anything. Part of the reason could be because I decided at the last minute to get my hair done in a beehive and, including driving time, it took up a precious two hours of my Holy Saturday afternoon when I’m usually doing most of my cooking and baking. And I still hadn’t done my shopping! So Sunday morning before Agape Vespers I found myself just grabbing things to throw together. One of my ingredients: Italian Qrunch Burgers. I love Qrunch burgers, and I had not had one all during Lent. And the Italian ones kind of taste like spicy Italian sausage (not the same texture at all, but just the flavor). So. Preheat the oven to 425.

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I cut four slices of sourdough bread into cubes. I didn’t let it get stale or anything, I didn’t have time for all that. Plus I like my stuffing (or dressing, if you prefer) to be nice and soft.

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Next I added finely chopped onion – you can pretty much do as much as you want. I did about 1/4 C. Drizzle with olive oil, about 1 to 2 Tbsp. Stir to coat.

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Add 1/2 C vegetable broth. Season with salt, pepper, garlic, and savory to taste. Stir it up again,

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then add two cooked Italian Qrunch burgers, chopped (I used the toaster method to cook mine).

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Put the stuffing in a baking dish and bake at 425 for 20 to 30 minutes,

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or until the stuffing firms up and begins to brown.

More Pascha recipes coming soon!

4 thoughts on “Pascha 2014: Spicy Italian Qrunch Burger Stuffing

  1. that’s so cool that you have your Agape meal after Vespers. We go right into the Agape meal after our nighttime liturgy very early Sunday morning. So we roll into the house about 5 in the morning and then roll back out of the house to go to Vespers at 11 a.m. Crazy crazy crazy. our God sons family do that with their Vespers in the afternoon about 2 but their Pascha service starts at 1130 nocturnes and goes till 4 in the morning it’s really long it’s similar to a monastic way. but I know what you mean its like time kept getting away for me and I started panicking too just before we had to leave my husband like calm down…you know. always works out I don’t know why i panic every year.

    • Oh, we also have our parish meal after the Liturgy Saturday night/Sunday morning (usually around 1 or 1:30, and I get home around 3:30), but I was making this for dinner with my family. I forgot all about posting the cake I made for Saturday night, but actually maybe I “forgot” on purpose because the cake looked hideous! Probably because I was in such a rush, I baked it at the wrong temperature, it got crispy around the edges, it rose too high in the middle, I had to slice the top off and it started falling apart. Etc, etc, etc. Ugh. It tasted good, though – chocolate cake with peanut butter filling. Oh, and I made these giant peanut butter cups to put on top, and FORGOT them at home! So yay. I probably won’t post that one. Haha. But anyway, I’m glad everything worked out for you 🙂

      • Hahaha well…taste IS everything hahaha…i tell the fam…it may look gross but it tastes fantastic lol. Was that the same cake that is on your blog? The chocolate one? l miss Lent…been able to hang on to my Paschal glow for the whole week – new record for me lol…Ancient Faith Radio really helps a lot!! The world can realyy suck me in. How bout you…sounds like your Bright week has been great!! Thank you for your blog!!

        • I know just what you mean! I used to listen to AFR all the time, I should start again. It’s really the only thing appropriate for me to listen to at work. I’m glad you found my blog so we can keep in touch 🙂
          I did post a “boozy chocolate cake” last year and I made it using my basic cake recipe, modified. I’ll post this year’s soon.

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