Friday, April 1, 2016

Chorizo and Potato Frittata

I came across this recipe and knew I had to try it. We raise chickens and eat a lot of eggs - this was a delicious way to eat some of them!

3 tbsp olive oil
3 medium Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
small onion, diced
1 lb ground chorizo sausage
8 large eggs
salt and pepper
1 cup monterey jack cheese

Preheat oven to 350. In a large ovenproof skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add potatoes (season with salt and pepper) and cover with a lid, stirring often, until tender and lightly browned. Remove from pan.

Add onion and chorizo to pan and cook through. Add potatoes back to pan and stir to combine.

Whisk eggs together, seasoning with salt and pepper, and add to the pan. Cook until egg starts to set then transfer to the oven. Cook until frittata is set, 8-10 min. Add cheese to top and broil to brown.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Smokey Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf

I didn't have a plan for dinner one night but knew I had some ground turkey in the fridge. I searched recipes online and came across one for a meatloaf with quinoa. I tweaked the recipe to add a bit more fat for moisture and flavor, and made it like a bbq bacon burger. My family loved it! Bonus, it's super healthy and full of protein.

1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
1 tsp olive oil
small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 slices of bacon, chopped
2 lbs ground turkey
2 tbsp barbecue sauce
few dashes hot pepper sauce
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bring the quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce heat to med-low, cover, and simmer until water has been absorbed, about 12-15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and bacon. Cook until bacon is cooked and onion is softened. Add garlic and cook for another minute.

In a large bowl combine the turkey, quinoa, onion/bacon/garlic, and rest of ingredients. Stir until well combined. Put into a greased loaf pan.

Bake until cooked through, 60-80 minutes.

(**To make as a freezer meal, you can either cook beforehand or freeze raw. Thaw and either bake to reheat or bake as directed above.)