Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Paleo Southwest Frittata

Southwest Frittata
Makes 6 Servings
Recipe adapted from Everyday Paleo

1 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup yellow onion, diced
1 small jalapeno, seeds removed and minced
2 tsp minced garlic
16 oz. sweet potato, peeled and grated
1 pound grass fed beef
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 cup salsa verde (I used Whole Foods Salsa Verde)
12 eggs
Sea Salt and hot sauce to taste
optional toppings: red, green, peach, mango, etc. salsa (for more calories - add avocado or guac)

Preheat oven to 350. In a large pan over medium heat, add coconut oil. Saute onions and jalapeno until onions are translucent. Add ground beef and cook just until it starts to brown. Add grated sweet potato and garlic. Cook until beef is browned and  sweet potato is soft. (consider adding 2 tbsp of water  Add chili powder, cumin, and salsa, stir and cook until heated through. Taste and season with a little sea salt and hot sauce if desired.  Transfer meat mixture to rectangular  baking dish and spread evenly. In a large mixing bowl, beat together 12 eggs with a bit of seal salt and hot sauce; pour over meat mixture. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.  Uncover and bake for an additional15 minutes or until the eggs are set in the middle.

Nutritional Information: 400 calories, 19 carbs, 24 fat grams and 27 protein grams.

Review: Yum! I loved the shredded sweet potatoes - first time having those! And I haven't had ground beef for breakfast either - but i'm a fan - this whole recipe was excellent and I loved that it made 6 servings and had a good bit of protein, too. This is a new favorite of mine - I also liked that you could top it with lots of different stuff to give it different flavors - so easy! I ate it plain the first day, then added green salsa the next. It also reheated very well!

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