Beef is a commonsense breakfast option. Rather than starting with the normal, go-to carbohydrates, it only makes sense to start your routine with protein to help you tackle your hectic day ahead! Beef makes it easy to incorporate more protein into your breakfast routine. Lean beef is a perfect partner for your everyday breakfast favorites like whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products, making it simpler to start your day in a balanced way.
Total Recipe Time: 35 to 40 minutes
- 12 ounces cooked beef (such as steak, roast or pot roast), cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2-1/2 cups)
- 1 large sweet potato, unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons reduced-fat or regular dairy sour cream
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- Chopped fresh cilantro
- Combine sweet potatoes, onion and taco seasoning in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add water. Cover and cook 8 to 10 minute or until crisp-tender and water has almost evaporated, stirring once. Stir in oil; continue cooking, uncovered, 4 to 6 minutes or until potatoes are tender and begin to brown, stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, combine sour cream and hot sauce in small bowl. Set aside.
- Add beef to potato mixture. Continue to cook 5 minutes or until beef is heated through, stirring occasionally, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons water, if needed to avoid sticking.
- Garnish with cilantro, as desired. Serve with sour cream mixture.
Makes 4 servings
Click here to watch Ashley McCarty, Team Beef runner and cattle farmer, demonstrate this tasty recipe on KTVO-TV.
Cook’s Tip: 1-1/2 teaspoons each cumin and chili powder may be substituted for taco seasoning.
Cook’s Tip: Beefy Sweet Potato Hash can be served by itself or use in on one of these delicious breakfast creations. Tacos: Evenly divide hash mixture into eight warmed 6 to 7-inch corn tortillas. Garnish with cilantro and serve with sour cream mixture. Burritos: Evenly divide hash mixture and cilantro, as desired, into four warmed 10-inch flour tortillas; fold burrito-style. Serve with sour cream mixture. Beef and Egg Sweet Potato Hash: Prepare recipe as directed. Top hash with egg, prepared as desired. Garnish with cilantro and serve with sour cream mixture.
Nutrition information per serving: 329 calories; 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 63 mg cholesterol; 387 mg sodium; 33 g carbohydrate; 5.4 g fiber; 26 g protein; 3.0 mg niacin; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 2.6 mcg vitamin B12; 3.7 mg iron; 26.1 mcg selenium; 5.6 mg zinc; 4.7 mg choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of niacin and vitamin B6.