Breakfast for dinner is a life saver on busy days! I’m not ashamed to admit to making bacon & eggs, smoothies, and oatmeal in the evening for my family many many times over the years. When we ate more grains, I also served fried egg sandwiches and cereal on occasion.
This meal is one of my fave stand-bys because it’s super simple and breakfast-y, but hearty enough to be a legitimate dinner. When ground sausage goes on sale for $1/lb, we buy a good 25lbs or more so that we can make this in a pinch!
A couple of tips:
* You can use any ground meat you have on hand, but if you sub for something other than sausage, I’d add salt & pepper plus your fave herbs/spices. I the meat is lean, you’ll probably have to add some sort of fat/oil to the pot before adding the other ingredients.
* I use a deep skillet with a lid, plus a shallow egg skillet to make this. I love that with a lid, this is a meal you can let go for a while without paying attention to it (in case you have three little kids running around or something). :)
* This will feed my family of 5 easily, but don’t worry so much about exact measurements if you need to feed more or less, as long as you have the ingredients cooked and mixed together, I’d say you’re good. :)
Sausage Breakfast Hash
1lb ground sausage
2-3 medium russet potatoes (or the equivalent of any other kind), diced
1 bell pepper (we prefer red or yellow), diced
4 large eggs
ketchup, yogurt, sour cream, or cheese for topping (optional)
Cook sausage in deep skillet until well done and crumbly. Drain some fat if there’s a lot, but don’t stress about it – you’ll be using the fat will help the other ingredients cook and be super-yummy (technical terms). The Barrs are definitely not afraid of fats! :)
Add diced potatoes (we leave the peel on) and bell peppers to the skillet, cover, and cook (stirring occasionally) until potatoes are very soft – about 30 minutes.
Just before potatoes are done, scramble eggs in butter in another skillet.
Add eggs to potato skillet, mix, and you’re done!!
We top ours off with ketchup, plain yogurt, or cheese depending on our mood. It was a yogurt night tonight. :)