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A healthy savory breakfast or brunch with the perfect amount of spice!  A Chorizo Sausage Sweet Potato Frittata with perfectly caramelized onions for the perfect amount of sweetness! This impressive but easy frittata is Paleo and Whole30 friendly, and a recipe you’ll turn to again and again to feed your family and friends!


Ingredients

  • 1 small sweet potato or half of a large one
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1/2 lb chorizo pork sausage I got mine at whole foods
  • 1/4 cup ghee or cooking fat of choice for the onions*
  • 2 tbsp ghee or cooking fat of choice for the sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. First caramelize the onions. Melt 1/4 cup of ghee in a medium saute pan over med-low heat. Cut the onion into quarters and then slice very thin and evenly. Add the onions to the pan and toss with the ghee to coat. You will stir every once in a while to make sure they cook evenly. They will cook for about 30 minutes.
  2. While the onions are cooking, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a 9 inch pie plate or baking dish. Peel your sweet potato and chop off the ends. Slice it into very thin rounds, or if it’s a thick one, cut in half and then slice thin.
  3. Preheat a large heavy skillet over medium heat and add the 2 tbsp ghee, then the sweet potatoes. Toss them around so they cook evenly. You want them to cook until golden brown and soft.
  4. Meanwhile don’t forget to stir the onions! After the onions have been cooking 10 minutes, stir in the 1/4 tsp salt and continue to cook over med-low heat.
  5. Once the sweet potatoes are lightly browned and soft you can add them to the baking dish and spread them along the bottom. Keep the heat going in the pan and add the chorizo, breaking up lumps so it browns evenly. Cook the chorizo and continue to stir while breaking up lumps until it is fully browned. Then add it to the dish on top of the sweet potatoes.
  6. By now the onions should be pretty caramelized – a light to medium golden brown color. Add them to the dish over the chorizo.
  7. In a large bowl, whisk the 6 eggs and stir in the paprika, garlic powder, and remaining salt. Pour the egg mixture over the onions, chorizo and sweet potatoes and spread around so it covers everything.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the eggs are set and the frittata is bubbly and toasty. Remove from oven and let it sit for about 10 minutes before cutting and serving. Works great for any meal and for leftovers too.

A healthy savory breakfast or brunch with the perfect amount of spice! A Chorizo Sausage Sweet Potato Frittata with perfectly caramelized onions for the perfect amount of sweetness! This impressive but easy frittata is Paleo and Whole30 friendly, and a recipe you’ll turn to again and again to feed your family and friends!

Do you get cooking heartbreak? Cooking heartbreak is the worst, I named it that because I literally feel like someone broke my heart (the topic is laawwws) when a recipe fails, and fails badly.

All the time and effort invested. It starts with denial “I can fix it.  I can try something different and turn this whole thing around.  I can still make this work” then moves on to anger “f@#* off paleo muffins! You call yourself muffins but you’re dry and sticky (weird, but it’s happened) and can’t even rise in the oven!”

Then it gets to the point of “what could I have done to make it end differently” and then of course “maybe it just wasn’t meant to be” and then back to “Paleo muffins are good for no one. I’m never baking them again.  I’ll stick to sweet potatoes and bacon.”

Then, finally, it’s: “It wasn’t me, it was the recipe. The recipe was doomed to fail from the beginning. I can find another one and maybe it will work out better.” Uh, what? Yes! You heard me. Cooking heartbreak.  It’s a thing (well, it’s my thing.) Now back to happier times with my chorizo sausage sweet potato frittata!  (Don’t forget the caramelized onions!)


This article first appeared on Paleo Running Momma.

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