Take out eggs, cheese, and wheat, and what can you make for breakfast?
For us, just beef and potatos, basically! That can get really boring, really fast, so I’m always looking for new ways to shake things up a bit.
Here’s my latest breakfast creation: Hamburger Hash!
It’s so simple, it’s ridiculous. As in, “I almost don’t want to write the recipe down and include pictures for you because it feels like I’m being insulting by doing so” simple.
But, I’ll do it anyway, just in case there is a seriously kitchen-challenged person out there who would like to try this yummy dish!
So, here’s what you do:
The night before, get out some ground beef to thaw. About 1/4 pound per person is enough.
In the morning, get out one small to medium sized potato for each person you’re feeding, a grater, and a bowl. Wash the potatos, then grate them into the bowl.
Fill the bowl with water, until just covering the potatos.
Throw the bowl in the microwave for 4-5 minutes to pre-cook the potatos a bit.
Meanwhile, start browning your ground beef. If you have a delicious grass-fed cow in your freezer, you’ll need to add a little oil to the pan first. Otherwise, just brown away!
When the potatos are done in the microwave, drain them and be ready to add them to the frying pan when the ground beef is mostly browned off.
Toss everything together in the pan until it is mixed well. Let it cook for a while like that without stirring.
Every few minutes, give the pan a good stir. You’re shooting for browns, here, so you have to let the potatos brown a bit and get that yummy crispiness to it in spots.
When it’s brown enough to suit you, serve it up!
Throw a little salt and pepper at it, and enjoy a delicious breakfast!
The first few times I made it, I tossed onion and garlic in the pan to soften before adding the ground beef, and that really makes a nice addition to this recipe. I strongly recommend you do so, if you can. Since I’m suspicious Mr. Charm has a fructose issue, I’m experimenting with reducing the fructose in his diet right now. This means no onion and garlic in his meals, and since it seems pointless to make two dishes for our meals (one with and one without onion and garlic) I’m going without, too. Bummmm-er.
One day, when we have more foods in our diet, this recipe is ideal for the addition of some veggies: bell peppers, chopped carrots, some spinach leaves, etc. Get creative! You really can’t go wrong; and for the dairy tolerant out there, cheese would probably rock this breakfast!
-1 small/medium potato per person
-1/4 pound ground beef per person
-additional veggies (optional)
- Thaw the ground beef.
- If using onion and garlic, start it softening in a frying pan with a little oil.
- Grate the potatos into a bowl; cover with water and microwave for 4-5 minutes.
- Brown the ground beef almost completely in a frying pan.
- At this point, you could add any other veggies you would like to add. (Spinach, carrots, bell peppers, etc.)
- Drain the potatos and add to the ground beef. Stir well.
- Stir every few minutes to let the potatos brown, but not burn.
- When it looks brown enough for you, serve it up!
- Enjoy your breakfast!
What additions would you make to shake this up a bit?