Tag: best brunch

Meat & Sweet Potato Hash Bowls

Meet my new go-to weeknight meal: Meat & Sweet Potato Hash Bowls. I make them mots often with turkey sausage, but any protein will work. If you want an easy, delicious weeknight dinner, make this recipe.

Meat & Sweet Potato Hash Bowls with Egg

Its inspiration came in waves. First, I’m obsessed with the Korean beef and pulled pork hash bowls at Dayblock Brewing Company in Minneapolis. They serve them on select Sundays year-round, but not every Sunday, sadly.

Second, I’ve been walking down memory lane, looking over old archived winning recipes. There are a lot of sausage-themed ones from the 1990’s, a treasure trove of brunch bakes, savory pies, quiches and casseroles. This got me craving flavorful sausages. I picked up some Jennie-O All Natural Turkey Sausage with the mission of developing an easy hash. I found this Turkey Sausage Potato Hash and was off to a good start and ready to make my own. What I was also excited about: another great recipe using delicious sweet potatoes and other vegetables.

Start to Finish

First I diced and browned the sausage with some olive oil (on high until it was mostly cooked), then removed it from the heat to cook the veggies.

Getting Started

I sauteed sweet potatoes, red bell pepper, onions, and Brussels sprouts.

Key Ingredients

I diced the sweet potatoes small and quartered the sprouts so that everything will cook at an even pace.

Meat & Sweet Potato Hash Bowls - Ingredients

I sauteed that all with olive oil for a few minutes, then added the turkey sausage back in, along with fresh chopped garlic, jalapeno, cumin, and paprika. A few minutes later and dinner was on the table. SO EASY! And SO delicious.

Meat & Sweet Potato Hash Bowls In Pan

Meat & Sweet Potato Hash Bowls: I will do this one again and again, maybe changing up the spices and vegetables. The sweet potatoes might be a constant though. Chopped spring onions go great on top; a fried egg too, if that’s your thing.

A Make Ahead Meal

What’s also great about this dish is you can make a single or double batch ahead of time, and just heat up portions in a sauté pan for quick meals. I hope you enjoy this dish as much we did! Looking for more meals with sweet potato? This this one!



Fresh Tomato & Fontina Cheese Tart

This Fresh Tomato & Fontina Cheese Tart is colorful, scrumptious and extraordinarily simple to make.

Aromatic crushed fennel seeds in the crust deliver a delicious dimension you smell and taste with every bite. As a result, the tart’s flavor is distinct and unforgettable.

Fontina, an Italian cheese known for its smooth texture, gives the tart a richness that pairs perfectly with fresh tomatoes. The onions, olives and fresh thyme sprigs  add to the tart’s gourmet taste and vibrant appearance.

Fresh Tomato & Fontina Cheese Tart

This Fresh Tomato & Fontina Cheese Tart is hearty but not heavy, which makes it perfect for brunch or dinner. It also reheats well. Add it to your meal-planning today. You are going to love it!

Fresh Tomato & Fontina Cheese Tart

Recipe credit goes to Anne Crouss who won at the Big E Fair (2013), first place in a contest General Mills’ baking division sponsored for family-favorite meals. We simply made it with a thicker crust. We’ve made the crust both with Bisquick, and a flour version (Fennel Seed Pie Crust). Both are delicious!

Baking Tips

  • Follow the step by step images below to take a tour through this blue ribbon winning recipe.

Fresh Tomato & Fontina Cheese Tart

  • Don’t skip placing the tomato slices on paper towels stage as it dries them out just enough to prevent too much juice draining into the pie and making the crust soggy.
  • Can’t find Fontina? Go with a Gouda, Gruyere, or provolone as substitutes. They have comparable texture and richness.
  • If you prefer thinner crusts, use an oversize 12-inch pie pan (which is how Anne, the recipe creator, made it originally).
  • Want to use Bisquick for the crust? Use 1 1/2 cups of the mix and 6 tablespoons butter instead of the flour and butter amounts listed.

If you love savory pies, be sure to also try this Savory Butternut Squash Pie or these Spicy Chicken Hand Pies.

Step by Step Images

First, prepare your crust. Use the Bisquick version the winner did (in recipe below), or if you prefer flour instead, use the Fennel Seed Pie Crust recipe we tested and approved.

Fresh Tomato & Fontina Cheese Tart

Second – once the crust is parbaked and cooled…begin the layering. Start with the Italian Fontina Cheese.

Fresh Tomato & Fontina Cheese Tart

Third, load up most of the tomatoes.

Fresh Tomato & Fontina Cheese Tart

Next, combine the chopped olives, onion, fresh thyme, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Add them on top of the tomatoes.

Fresh Tomato & Fontina Cheese Tart

After adding the olive/onion mixture, as the last step, add the remaining tomatoes. Now it is ready to go into the oven.

Fresh Tomato & Fontina Cheese Tart

Finally, bake, then let it cool a bit before adding fresh thyme sprigs, slicing. and serving.

Fresh Tomato & Fontina Cheese Tart