Sweet Potato Apple Hash

This is a very versatile, very tasty dish.  I’ve used it mainly as a breakfast idea, but I’ve also eaten it heated up for lunch, and I could easily eat it for a snack or dinner.  I also love the author of the recipe’s suggestion of using this for a camping trip with some scrambled eggs (planning a trip can be a little time-consuming and difficult on this diet, more to come on that later!)  It is easy to make, requires ingredients that are easy to find at the store, and if you’re desperate and don’t have anything else to make you might already have the ingredients.  I am also starting to appreciate how colorful some of the dishes are that you make when you use so many more “real” foods, and this one falls into that category as well :).

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The original recipe came from:

http://paleoparents.com/featured/glamping-how-to-camp-paleo-style-with-glamour-2/

(You will have to scroll down the page a little bit to find it, there are other recipes/ideas on this page as well).

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes, diced small
  • 2 green apples, diced small
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced small
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, butter, bacon grease, or other “lard” of choice
  • 1 lb. breakfast sausage (I think I used pork sausage both times, but turkey sausage would probably also be good)
  • salt and pepper, garlic to taste

Directions:

Cook sausage in lard of choice, breaking up into pieces as you cook it.  Once it is about halfway browned, add your onions and sweet potatoes and cook until the potatoes just begin to soften.  Add your apples and cook until they are at your desired level of “crunchiness” vs. “mushiness” (for lack of better terms I can think of!)  I would error on the side of crunchiness, I let them cook too long the first time I made it and the mushy texture just wasn’t right.  Oh, don’t forget to add your seasonings at some point while cooking all of this together ;).  That’s it, pretty cut and dry this time on here…

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