Saturday, June 15, 2013

Breakfast Saturday: Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

Good morning bloggers and friends! Welcome to another truly delicious Breakfast Saturday. After a horrible day and night yesterday, I decided I needed some greasy, cheesy, down-home cooking. What better than a skillet breakfast chock full of cheese, jalapenos, sweet potatoes, and eggs? Well, technically, I could one up and have us make triple chocolate donuts. That would definitely make any girl feel good, but today, I just wanted something that hit close to home. As many would call it: Comfort Food.

So, let's grab the family, our aprons, and that delicious cup of java, and I'll meet you in the kitchen!

Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet
Yields 3-4 servings

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen roasted corn (or regular frozen corn)
  • 1 cup black beans, canned or homemade
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese
  • 3 eggs

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  2. Add the onion and saute for about six minutes, until tender. 
  3. Add the garlic, jalapeno and frozen corn, and continue to saute for another four minutes. 
  4. Add the cumin and toss well.
  5. Add the sweet potatoes and black beans, then reduce heat to low, cover skillet and let cook for about 20 to 25 minutes until the sweet potatoes are tender. 
  6. Check every five minutes or so to make sure the potatoes aren't sticking to the bottom of the pan. 
  7. You can add a little water if the mixture seems too dry.
  8. Preheat the broiler.
  9. Add cayenne pepper and salt to the sweet potato mixture, then add cheese and stir over low heat until all the cheese has melted. 
  10. Crack three eggs on top of mixture then transfer to the oven and broil on high for 3 to 5 minutes until the eggs are cooked through.
  11. Serve with some hot sauce and enjoy!

I hope you all have a great weekend. Our amazing Dani should be back this next Wednesday, and she has some great stuff for us all. She'll be doing something a little different this week, so hang tight and let's welcome her back with open arms! Until tomorrow, friends, I'll catch you on the flip side and happy blogging to all!