Sweet Potato and Hamburger Hash – Paleo Breakfast Ideas

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Sweet Potatoes with Hamburger Breakfast Recipe


** Guest Post from Morgan Paris Fitness**

“What should I eat for breakfast?” AKA – the most common question I receive from clients who are just starting their Paleo journey.  This warm and savory dish with a hint of sweetness from the sweet potatoes makes for a great start to many of my days. With grains and dairy out of the question, most people are not sure what they will do without their standard breakfast of cereal with milk or yogurt.

And I don’t blame them! This is a common hurdle for people making the lifestyle change because most traditional breakfast foods don’t fit into the Paleo template. So I wanted to share this extremely versatile recipe for Sweet Potato Hash to help you see that breakfast can still be really yummy, even without ham, cheese and egg sandwiches. :)

One of the reasons I started making this recipe was the fact that I was eating according to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol to help relieve some of my autoimmune symptoms. One of the foods to avoid in this diet is eggs. At first, that seemed to take away even more options for breakfast but I soon realized that it actually expanded my options – I could eat all sorts of things outside of the traditional breakfast choices! So thanks to the Autoimmune protocol, this delicious recipe was born.

And in fact, although the base of this recipe is the sweet potatoes and ground beef, you can add in as many different kinds of vegetables as you want (I use mushrooms and spinach most often) and experiment with the type of protein as well. I also love using ground turkey thigh and ground lamb. It’s fun to experiment with flavors and textures!

“Let’s Cook”, as Tom says!


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Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized sweet potato
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms
  • 1 pound grass fed hamburger
  • 3 handfuls (or more) spinach
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

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Breakfast Hash – Sweet Potatoes and Beef Burger


1. Place hamburger into a skillet over medium heat to lightly brown.  Once browned, remove hamburger onto a plate.
Browning hamburger to combine with sweet potatoes


2. Scrub sweet potatoes and clean any other veggies.  Slice sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch by 1 inch pieces.  Slice mushrooms into 1/2 inch slices.
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3. Place sweet potatoes in warm skillet after removing the hamburger.  Don’t worry about cleaning the pan in between, the oil and drippings from the hamburger will provide a wonderful richness to the sweet potatoes.  Add about 1/4-1/2 cup of water to the pan and cover.  Cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until the sweet potatoes begin to soften.  Remove the lid and continue cooking until the water evaporates and sweet potatoes begin to caramelize.
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4. Return the hamburger to the pan along with spinach and mushrooms.  Stir together and cook over medium heat until the spinach is wilted and mushrooms soften.  Feel free to add as much spinach as will fit in your pan, it will cook down dramatically.  You can never have enough green stuff!
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Let’s Eat!

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Warm and savory dish with a hint of sweetness from the sweet potatoes makes for a great start to many of my days.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Paleo
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sized sweet potato
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms
  • 1 pound grass fed hamburger
  • 3 handfuls (or more) spinach
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place hamburger into a skillet over medium heat to lightly brown. Once browned, remove hamburger onto a plate.
  2. Scrub sweet potatoes with a veggie brush. Slice sweet potatoes into ½ inch by 1 inch pieces. Slice mushrooms into ½ inch slices.
  3. Place sweet potatoes in warm skillet after removing the hamburger. Don't worry about cleaning the pan in between, the oil and drippings from the hamburger will provide a wonderful richness to the sweet potatoes. Add about ¼-1/2 cup of water to the pan and cover. Cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until the sweet potatoes begin to soften. Remove the lid and continue cooking until the water evaporates and sweet potatoes begin to caramelize.
  4. Return the hamburger to the pan along with spinach and mushrooms. Stir together and cook over medium heat until the spinach is wilted and mushrooms soften. Feel free to add as much spinach as will fit in your pan, it will cook down dramatically. You can never have enough green stuff!
  5. Let's Eat!

Comments

  1. Made this last weekend! It was delicious, even though I had it for lunch! I did have to cook the sweet potatoes a little longer to soften them up than the recipe suggested, perhaps I didn’t cut them up small enough. Will be making this again!

    1. Hi Loretta,
      Great, thanks for the comment! Glad to hear it turned out good! You can always add a few tablespoons of water and put the lid and they will soften up pretty quick.

  2. Do the same thing, except turkey sausage instead of beef, and 9 or 10 eggs, parmesan, and rosemary and garlic, and throw it in the oven for 20 minutes

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