For this week’s meal prep I decided to switch things up a bit for breakfast as I usually have the same thing every day – a 5 Minute Breakfast Sandwich. While delicious, it’s always nice to have some variety especially since I’m putting my eating habits on blast. I’ve always enjoyed hashes as they are easy to make and store/warm up well for days to come. This one was no exception. It was easy to make and packed full of flavor. This recipe is Paleo although that wasn’t my intention. It just sort of happened. So if you’re following a Paleo diet, this will fit in nicely.
Another reason I opted to do a hash this week is because cooking eggs in the morning isn’t feasible for me. I just don’t have the time in the morning. Most mornings I barely have time to do my 5 Minute Breakfast Sandwich, let alone scramble eggs. This is the beauty of breakfast hashes. They are a one pan, pack and go type of meal. Those are the BEST. While I do miss the eggs with my morning breakfast, this is a good substitute. Next time I will make hard boiled eggs and eat them with the hash. Then I won’t miss my eggs!
With only 6 ingredients, this hash is easy to make and won’t break the bank either. I used chicken sausage, gala apples, baby kale, sweet potatoes, ghee and Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute. It’s my favorite all purpose seasoning that goes well on basically everything. No need to add salt as it’s in the seasoning. Now if you’re watching sodium intake, that seasoning is probably not ideal. You will want to stick with a salt free seasoning like Mrs. Dash or Flavor God.
Are you ready to get cooking? Let’s go!
Apple Chicken Sausage Hash
- 1 package chicken apple sausage
- 2 Gala apples, cored and cut into small pieces
- 3 cups baby kale
- 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces
- 2 tsp. ghee, divided
- 1 tbsp. 21 Seasoning Salute
Veggie Prep - Wash and dry veggies/fruit. For the apples, you will want to core the apple and then cut into small pieces. The sweet potatoes need to be peeled and then cut into small pieces. The smaller the pieces, the faster it cooks. If you get the packaged baby kale, you may want to do a rinse through just in case.
Sausage Prep - The sausage I bought was pre-cooked so all I had to do was cut into small pieces. If you buy raw sausage, cook according to directions.
Heat a large skillet to medium high. Add 1 tsp. of ghee. Once you can swirl the ghee in the pan, you will want to add the sweet potatoes. Mix the potatoes so that they are evenly coated with the oil. Cover for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, stir. You will probably need to do this a few times for about 15 minutes.
Add apples, sausage, 1 tbsp. 21 Seasoning Salute and 1 tsp. of ghee to the potatoes. Mix so that all the ingredients are evenly mixed. Cover for another 5 minutes. Check the potatoes and make sure they are soft. If they are still hard, cook an additional 5 minutes or until soft.
Add 3 cups of kale to sausage and potato mixture. Continue stirring the mixture until the baby kale has wilted.
Once the baby kale has wilted, you can remove the skillet from the heat. Serve in bowls with your favorite hot sauce. Each serving is 1.5 cups of the hash mixture.
If meal prepping, you will want to divide the mixture into resealable containers and place in the fridge until ready to eat. This will stay good for up to a week in the fridge.
*You can use any type of chicken sausage. I found the chicken apple sausage at Sprouts.
*I used a packaged salad mix for the baby kale.
*You can use any all purpose seasoning mix instead of 21 Seasoning Salute.