***Seasoning*** 2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme ***Dressing*** 1 1/2 sticks butter 3/4 cup onions, finely chopped 3/4 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped 2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 3/4 cup chicken giblets, cooked and chopped 1 cup chicken broth 1 tablespoon hot sauce 5 cups cornbread, cubed 1 can evaporated milk 3 eggs
Mix ingredients for seasoning mix.
Melt butter in a large saute pan and saute onions and green bell peppers, celery, leaves, and garlic for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add seasoning mix and continue cooking until vegetables are barely wilted, about 5 minutes. Stir in giblets, along with chicken stock, hot pepper sauce, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add cornbread, milk and eggs and mix well.
Stuff turkey with mixture or bake in a buttered 13x9 baking pan at 350 degrees F until browned on top, about 35-40 minutes.