Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet


Holy moly, what a few busy weeks it has been.  Ever since I got medically separated from the Marine Corps I feel like I go to sleep, wake up and a month has passed.  It also doesn’t help I have been so busy traveling I almost forgot how to get home.  I am not complaining, I love it but wow I feel like we should play a game of Where’s Waldo with a Caveman.  Honestly though, it has been an amazing month so far and I am looking forward to so many things.  My App with Abel is KILLING IT, we are still number 2 as of right now in Food only behind the food network.  Are you kidding me?  THAT IS AMAZING.



Don’t worry everyone without an iPhone, iPod, or iPad, we are working with developers to get it on android and google devices as well.  It will happen soon but we aren’t going to haphazardly release something that sucks.  Hmmm, so what else besides the app?  I am flying to San Francisco on August 25th to be on Creative Live with my best friend and business partner Abel James.  You can find out all the info HERE and how to watch it for FREE.  I get to talk about nothing but food for an hour, any guesses on how many times I will say the word Bacon on air?  I might run a small little contest on Facebook that day for people to make bets on the usage of the word Bacon, that would be fun wouldn’t it?



I got a lot of blabbing done and didn’t even mention this amazing recipe once.  I have been getting a plethora of emails lately from people exclaiming that they can never figure out breakfast, or it’s too hard to make, or too time consuming so for a week I set out and made a different breakfast everyday.  Yes, they all involve eggs because I love eggs but if you can’t have them, you can leave them out and enjoy just as much.  This was my favorite one of the week so I am posting it first.  You cook everything in one pan and that makes clean up a breeze and if you are like me, you eat it out of the pan too which saves even more time.  I won’t keep you from this heavenly dish any longer.  Enjoy and as always share if you like it and don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter below this post to never miss any new recipes.

4.9 from 22 reviews
Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet
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Serves: 3-4
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ medium onion, diced (1/2 cup)
  • ½ green pepper, diced (1/2 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound grass fed ground beef or 2 italian sausages, casing removed
  • 2 cups shredded sweet potato
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 3 eggs
  • goat cheese to garnish
  • avocado to garnish
  1. Turn your ovens broiler on high
  2. Preheat a 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat and place your coconut oil in the pan
  3. Add your diced onion to the pan and stir for about 3 minutes until they start to get soft
  4. Add in your peppers and garlic and continually stir for 1 minute
  5. Add in your ground beef or italian sausage and stir for 3-4 minutes or until nice and browned
  6. Add your sweet potato and saute, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes until your sweet potatoes soften
  7. Add your spinach to the pan and stir often until your spinach starts to wilt which should take 2 minutes
  8. Make 3 small wells around your pan and crack an egg in each well
  9. Place your pan six inches under your broiler and cook to your liking. 2 minutes should get you really runny yolks, 3 minutes will almost be a solid yolk and 4 minutes will be a hard yolk
  10. Remove from the oven and serve right from the pan
To shred the sweet potatoes, use either a Spiral Slicer or Julienne Peeler

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  1. Made it this morning!
    It was pure breakfast heaven! Thank you so much for posting all your yummy recipes. ?

  2. The dish is tasty but too savory as written for my tastes, so I added 1/4 C lime juice at the very end. After sitting for a day, the tastes very melded well.

  3. Made this tonight and it was delicious! Used bison chorizo for the meat and rainbow chard for the greens. I think I found a new go to meal for the week. So quick and easy!! Also easy to make with whatever veggies you happen to have on hand. I love that!

    I’m trying to rate this five starts but the page wont let me…hmm.

  4. Wow! Thanks for an amazing recipe. My three kids and I ate this for lunch and everyone loved it! We had your chocolate banana bread for breakfast too. Your recipes make me realize I really can go grain-free! Thank you so much!

  5. Absolutely delicious. I used shallot instead of onion (it’s what I had), and just ground pork (also what I had), with a pinch of salt. This doesn’t make me feel like I am missing out on anything!! Super…thanks for sharing!

  6. ooooo !! eating this right now with the laptop still open to the recipe. subbed artichoke hearts for peppers as I had those on hand and used some leftover goat cheese I whipped last night with lemon zest and chives. So So So Good :) Thank you for this delicious recipe.

  7. This was so good! Hubby and I really enjoyed this today. Half of the pleasure is the flavour, the other half is knowing how nutritious the dish was! Thank you. :)

  8. I made this recipe a while back and really enjoyed it. Since then, I’ve been making my own variation of this at least 3 times a week. I’m addicted. I use an 8″ cast iron skillet; cook two pieces of bacon(chopped) add the onion/bell peppers to the bacon and grease. Add the sweet potatoes(I shred mine with a cheese grater :-D ) to the mix. Cover with a lid and cook over medium low(the steam and low heat helps the sweet potatoes soften and caramelize. I make the same egg baskets (just two) but instead of the broiler, I put the lid back on. The eggs are basically poached. I don’t use cheese, but I do add salsa when the eggs are done. So good! No extra oil needed, just keep adding to the pan.

    Thanks again for the great recipe! So much you can do with it. Love me some sweet potato hashbrowns!

  9. This is insanely delicious, and so easy to make (especially with a food processor for the potatoes). So many incredible flavors! We made it for company this weekend, and it was DEVOURED. I will keep coming back to this one when I want to impress people. Thank you!!

  10. This is the first thing I saw of yours, but I just could not get myself to make it. It sounded good, but not great. Well I made it today, and not only was it amazing tasting, it is my absolute favorite thing to eat in the world now. Better than Pizza, fried Chicken, and cheeseburgers. Oh my goodness. This will be an every weekend treat from now on.

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