So what the hell is chorizo? Chorizo is a seasoned sausage that’s common in Mexican and Spanish cuisine. But no worries if you can’t find chorizo, just use any sausage which is free of nasty nitrates and other crap we want to avoid.
Sweet potatoes are usually accepted by the paleo crowd. However my own experience shows that that they are best avoided when trying to lose weight and best used only for occasion indulgence or when you just can’t keep the carb monsters at bay. But your experience may differ – eat at your own delicious risk!
Sweet Potato Hash with Chorizo
- 1 Chorizo sausage (Nitrate- and gluten-free, sliced into rounds)
- 2 cups Baby spinach
- 1 Sweet potato (peeled and cubed)
- 2 tbsp Grass fed butter
- 1/2 cup Red onion (chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black pepper
Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Sauté the chorizo for four to five minutes. Remove the chorizo from the skillet and set aside.
Add the onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes to the skillet. Sauté for about two minutes and then add the sweet potatoes. Brown the sweet potatoes, stirring frequently until just about done.
Add the spinach to the skillet with the sweet potatoes. Continue stirring until the sweet potatoes are cooked through and the spinach has wilted. You may have to add the spinach in batches.
Return the chorizo to the skillet with the sweet potatoes and spinach. Turn the heat to medium-low and stir the contents. Add the salt and pepper and continue to stir occasionally. Cook for three to five more minutes or until all the ingredients are done to your desired tenderness.
Serve immediately with a runny egg or two if desired.
Photo credit: Javier Lastras
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