Sweet Chorizo Hash with Eggs and Guac

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My brother created the hashtag #chorizoforpresident and I think it is brilliant. Chorizo is an amazing product that deserves a more prominent place in the ice boxes of America. Today, I share a recipe that uses chorizo as the base flavor for a sweet potato hash. Combine this with a pair of eggs and some guac and you have a breakfast fit for a king!

A good idea would be to make a large batch of the hash and freeze it in containers, then, thaw it out one portion at a time and give it a second heating in a pan before frying up a couple of fresh eggs and eating. Hash takes time and this will allow you to eat more of this amazing meal without needing 20-25 minutes each morning to prepare it. Make sense?

We’ve got a lot of exciting things in the works this week:

  1. How To Tuesday
  2. 15.4 Meal Plan
  3. Nick’s favorite Super Bowl Party offerings.
  4. Super Smoker Giveaway. Camp Chef and I are partnering up to give away a smoker on Super Bowl Sunday. Stay tuned for details on Instagram later today…

I hope that you guys are having a productive year so far and that you are staying on track with your diet. I have a doozie of a motivational post brewing up and I’ll share it when it is dialed in. While I have posted my New Year’s Motivation on January 1st in the past, that is not the time we need motivation most. In the 3rd-4th week of the year is where most worker-outers wane. So, get ready for some thoughts on living skillfully and “train”-ing with purpose…

Have a great day and remember what Ben Franklin said, “The Constitution only guarantees American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”

“Keep It Paleo!”

Your Pal,

Paleo Nick

(Loving these dudes more every day. Even with “The Bro!” disrespects his Grandma while Mom and Dad are out on a date watching American Sniper…)

Sweet Chorizo Hash with Eggs and Guac

Ingredient List:

  • 1 5-inch sweet potato, peeled and small diced
  • 5 oz. chorizo
  • 2 cups onions, small diced
  • 2 eggs
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 sprigs fresh cilantro, to garnish
  • 2 scallion, to garnish
  • 5 tablespoons 60 second guac (see recipe below)

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Add chorizo to a preheated cast iron skillet or sauté pan for 3 minutes (med-high heat).
  2. Add sweet potatoes and onions and stir to thoroughly combine. Season with salt and pepper and add a lid to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes. The lid will trap moisture and steam the potatoes.
  3. Remove the lid and stir mixture. Leave the lid off at this point in order to dry up excess moisture. Season with kosher salt  and continue cooking until sweet potatoes have a crisp crust and are tender in the center. Reduce heat to keep warm while you cook your eggs.
  4. In a separate pan, cook two eggs “under medium” as seen in the video. The goal is to achieve a crisp under crust with caramelization at the edges and yolk cooked half-way through from the underside.
  5. When eggs are done, transfer hash to a plate, top with eggs, guac, scallion, cilantro and your favorite hot sauce (mine is Salsa Yucateco). Enjoy!
  6. You can also make this meal ahead using scrambled eggs. It freezes and reheats well. Whatever you choose to do, smile because you are…

60 Second Guac

Ingredient List:

  • 4 Medium-Sized Avocadoes, halved, skin and stem attachment removed
  • ½ Yellow Onion (approximately ¾ cup), small dice
  • ½ Bunch Cilantro, rough chopped/chiffonade
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced or smashed into a paste
  • 1 Jalapeno, small dice
  • Kosher Salt, to taste

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl or mortar and pestle and smash them to oblivion.
  2. Season with Kosher Salt to your liking.
  3. Enjoy!

The goal with guacamole is to achieve a sour meets hot meets salty all carried by the amazing mouth feel of the sweet avocado.

This recipe is a very basic approach to guacamole. You can be as creative as you’d like and add anything from tomatoes to lettuce to mangoes. Get on with your bad self!!

“Keep It Paleo!”

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