Sweet Rosemary Hash

My favorite meal has ALWAYS been breakfast. Unfortunately, this was the meal I struggled the most with in the kitchen. I was a firm believer that I could go to any restaurant for breakfast and it would be better than what I could make at home.

After making the switch to paleo, I was forced to rely more on myself and my culinary skills and less on restaurants. This pushed me to become more creative in the kitchen. I learned more about food, seasonings and cooking in general. With this new knowledge, I set out on a mission to create a meal that would be more satisfying than any breakfast dish I could find at my local diner.

With that said, I'm kicking this journey off with one of my favorite original recipes. This recipe has become a staple in my apartment. It is a cure-all for hunger, hangovers, and general dissatisfaction. It's also just plain delicious.


Sweet Rosemary Hash

Prep Time: 10-15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Servings: 4-6

Main Ingredients:
1 lg Sweet Potato
6-8 Slices of Bacon
½ lb Ground Pork
1 lg Green Pepper
1 sm White Onion
2 tbs Fat of Choice (Butter, Coconut Oil, etc)
Eggs, your preferred way

Meat-free: Replace meat w/mushroom & tomato
Potato Seasoning:
1 tsp Rosemary
½ tsp Thyme
¼ tsp Sage
½ tsp Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper to taste

Meat Seasoning:
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
½ tsp Basil
¼ tsp Herbs Provence
¼ tsp Oregano
¼ tsp Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper to taste

Steps:    

  1. Place a medium sized skillet on stove.  Using kitchen shears cut bacon into ¼ to ½ inch pieces and drop into the pan.  Once all bacon is cut, turn the burner on medium & begin to fry it.
  2. Using a large skillet, begin melting your cooking fat
  3. Once fat has melted, add in the potato cubes & mix in the potato seasoning
  4. Let potato cook uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  If the pan has dried up, add 1 tbs cooking fat to pan, then turn heat to low & add lid to the pan to steam the potatoes for 10 mins.
  5. Check the bacon while the potatoes steam.  Once the bacon is mostly cooked, drain as much  fat out of the pan as you can.  Tip: Pour it right into a jar and store it so you can use it as cooking fat in other recipes!
  6. Put skillet back on the stove & crumble in your ground pork, stir occasionally.  Cook for 2-3 minutes before adding in the meat seasoning.
  7. After 10 minutes, uncover the potato and add in the green pepper & onion.  Leave the lid off and stir occasionally until the onion becomes translucent.
  8. Once the pork & bacon are cooked, use a strainer to drain the grease.  Then dump your meat right into the veggie/potato mixture.  Stir to combine & leave on low.
  9. Cook eggs to your liking in a separate pan.
  10. Scoop hash into a bowl & top with the finished eggs.  Enjoy!

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