What to have for breakfast … what to have for breakfast. Do you struggle with this ? I know that I found breakfast the most difficult meal when I first started the autoimmune protocol and at times I still do.
One of the ingredients in this recipe is diced sweet potatoes. Have you been able to find a fast and efficient way to dice sweet potatoes? This question was posted on Facebook and I didn’t have the answer so I went looking. I already do EXACTLY what this video for “super quick and easy diced sweet potatoes” demonstrates except my process isn’t speeded up. LOL I think that the real secret to chopping sweet potatoes faster is just to make the dice larger.
Anyway, this is what I do. You can see the process at the Blue Apron:
- chop the ends off the sweet potato
- peel (or not)
- cut 1/2 ” planks lengthwise
- cut each plank into sticks
- cut across the sticks to give 1/2″ cubes
Okay, so back to … what to have for breakfast. My sweet potato beef hash is the answer. It is hearty and satisfying and not too unlike a pre-AIP breakfast hash. Fairly quick and easy to make, it yields 6 cups and freezes well. Batch cook up a storm and freeze in 3/4 cup portions. When breakfast rolls around : thaw this sweet potato beef hash in the microwave for 60-90 seconds, pair with greens and you are good to go.
Thanks to Louise Gagne of happyaiper.com who gave permission to adapt her recipe Breakfast Sweet potato hash.
Food to Heal Ourselves
Satisfying breakfast hash.
15 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
1 1/2 pounds ground beef (use grass fed if you can)
large (about 1 1/2 pounds) white sweet potato peeled and diced
one large onion diced
1-2 tablespoons coconut oil: from amazon.com or from amazon.ca
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon powdered ginger
2 teaspoons salt (Himalayan or Celtic sea salt) from amazon.com or amazon.ca
fresh parsley minced (optional)
Heat the coconut oil in a skillet.
Saute the diced white sweet potatoes until browned.
Add the onions and saute until translucent.
Meanwhile, brown the ground meat in another skillet or remove the contents of the first skillet and then brown the ground meat in that pan.
Add the spices and salt to the browned meat.
Mix well and add the sauteed onion and sweet potatoes.
Mix well and add the minced parsley if desired.
1. other ground meats can be substituted for the ground beef.
2. it is preferable to use white sweet potatoes if available since they are less sweet
3. use any solid fat meant for heating to higher temperatures
As seen on Phoenix Helix Recipe Roundtable #140