I’m sorta-kinda getting back into the swing of things after being out of town. It was hard getting back to work, Easter….etc and so on, after having such a great and relaxing time with my daughter in North Carolina. Thankfully, I was able to prep a few things for the week but suddenly found myself with a fridge of hodgepodge of items ….and not quite sure I knew what I was going to do with them. So what do I do? I just toss some of those items into a pan and call it dinner! And who doesn’t love a one pan meal???
This meal kind of reminded me of my grandma. I remember bouncing around the house with my cousins and she’d be in kitchen tossing ‘this & that’ into her pan and call it supper. It was always so good — and I realize now, that it was probably due to the fact that she used lard and bacon grease to cook! (She knew what she was doing!) But the fact remains, she pretty much just threw in what she had in the fridge and for some reason, it always seemed to work.
I did prep the protein for this meal on my prep day. I used some ground yak and chorizo from Buy Ranch Direct -Diamond Mountain Ranch. (I have become a huge fan of them! They are a local farm and I can just run to my farmers market to grab their goods but you can also order online.) That being said, ANY ground protein will work! I just so happened to have that on hand/prepped so that went into my pan. Now that I think about it, this whole meal would be a great for prepping ahead. Hmmmm….this meal might actually be on my Sunday prep day agenda!
Alrighty folks! I’m off to the kitchen bake some cookies 🙂 Enjoy!
- 1 lb cooked ground protein* (I used a mixture of ground yak and chorizo)
- 16 oz bag diced sweet potatoes
- 2 cups shaved Brussels
- 1 cup roughly chopped mushrooms
- 2 tbsp favorite cooking fat/divided
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp adobo seasoning
- S & P to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In cast iron ...melt 1 tbsp fat - add potatoes and sauté for a few minutes. Season with garlic and s&p. Toss around frequently for 5 min.
- Add in last tbsp of cooking fat, as well as the brussels and mushrooms. Season with the adobo and sprinkle a little more garlic/s&p if desired. Toss. And place into preheated oven.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Add your precooked ground protein - stir and leave in another 5 min.
- *I suggest precooked protein as this makes a quick meal if you use prepped meat but if you didn't cook ahead of time, simply cook up in pan, remove to plate until the rest of the recipe is complete -- then add in your ground meat when recipe calls for it 🙂