It's pretty hard to argue against breakfast being the best meal of the day. Inspired by this, we've created a set of recipes that are perfect for breakfast but can also pass for dinner starting with a Veggie & Chicken Sausage Hash. The great thing about a hash is that you can literally use whatever is in your kitchen at the time. Any leftover veggies from the week before that aren't enough for a side on their own or anything that you simple need to get rid of will work: mushrooms, peppers, potatoes, beans, root veggies. Add any sausage or meat of choice and call it a day.
Always start a hash by cooking or browning the meat first. I used a Chicken Apple Sausage that was already fully cooked so it just needed browning. Remove the meat to a paper towel lined plate and move on to the vegetables. Start with the starches and gradually add in the vegetables in order of cooking time, longest to shortest, so that they cook as evenly as possible.
Add an extra pop of protein with eggs cooked to your preference, we like scrambled, or leave them out. This dish goes well with or without so it's completely up to personal preference. Melt a little cheese on top of everything and voila! You've got a delicious and veggie-filled dinner.
VEGGIE & CHICKEN SAUSAGE HASH
13.5 ounces Chicken Apple Sausage, sliced (5 links)
2 tablespoons OIive Oil
1/2 cup Red Onion, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, grated
3 large Carrots, sliced
3 Red Potatoes, diced
1 cup Cauliflower cut into small florets
1 cup Broccoli cut into small florets
8 ounces Mushrooms, sliced
Salt and Pepper
1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese
8 eggs, scrambled (optional)
1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sliced sausage and cook till browned and heated through, about 6-8 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside.
2. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Add chopped onion and cook til softened, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil followed by carrots, potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook covered until softened, 25-30 minutes.
3. When veggies are done cooking add in mushrooms and cook until softened, about 5-8 minutes. Add cooked sausage to the skillet, top with cheese and cover to melt for about two more minutes. Serve topped with scrambled eggs or simply by itself.
Let me know what you think of this recipe and if you try it yourself.