Hello again folks! Continuing our Breakfast for Dinner weekly menu…tonight’s dish is called Southwestern Frittata. I got this recipe from one of my ultimate go-to sites called Everyday Paleo. I hold a very special place in my heart for Sarah Fragoso, author and succesful blogger. Her book, Everyday Paleo, was the very first book I bought when questioning the Paleo lifestyle. I’ll never forget the night — Jason and I were laying on our living room floor flipping through the book together and we couldn’t believe our eyes.
As we flipped pages we saw things like bacon, and a few of her recipes called for things like canned enchilada sauce… at this time Jason and I had already given up things you buy in center aisles of the store like canned and boxed products. I thought no way does this lady think you can lose weight eating freakin’ bacon — good Lordy she has a salad where she uses the bacon grease as a dressing…this lady is nuts. WRONG! Not to mention we were like what the hell is up with all this coconut crap!? (Now I’ll sneak coconut butter by the spoonful I love it so much). Needless to say, initially we weren’t impressed. After even more research, we couldn’t deny what we were reading about. We had to try it. Our first experience in eating Paleo consisted of me following this book diligently. I have made every single recipe in her book. The reason why I love her is because every single recipe is right on. They work perfectly each and every time and they taste amazing. Not only were we eating amazing food — we both dropped weight and put on muscle like crazy. Looks like you can lose weight eating bacon. I was the one that was wrong! Well, that was over a year ago and we’re still at it.
This recipe is no exception to her greatness. I chose this particular recipe for today because I will be going into work later and a frittata is something that can easily be heated back up. I will be eating it for dinner later — I wouldn’t lie to you and eat breakfast for breakfast…or would I? Okay, I already ate some…but yes, I will eat it again. It’s outstanding!!! Fritattas are nice too because you can put whatever you want in them, just like an omelet. Get creative.
- 1 lb. grass-fed beef
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1 jalapeno, seeded & minced
- 1 c. sweet potato, grated
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. cumin
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1/2 c. green salsa (I like to use Herdez brand; it is very clean)
- 10 eggs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (Don’t be like me at get to the very end and realize you didn’t even turn the oven on like you thought you did, damnit!)
- Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and jalapeno. Cook until onion becomes translucent.
- Add ground beef and cook until it begins to brown.
- Once slightly browned add sweet potato and garlic.
- Cook a few more minutes until sweet potato begins to soften and your meat is cooked through.
- Add all spices and salsa – stir well to combine.
- In a 9 x 13 baking dish spoon meat/sweet potato mixture in a single layer.
- Whisk eggs in a bowl and season with additional salt and pepper if you’d like.
- Pour eggs over meat mixture and cover with foil. Bake in oven for about 30 minutes, then remove the foil. Continue cooking uncovered for another 15-20 minutes or until eggs are fully set in the middle and the top has browned a bit.
I served mine with some sliced avocado and some extra hot sauce spooned on top! It makes a good amount so this would be a great breakfast to consider when you have company over. Enjoy!!