Cajun Pork and Veggie Hash

If you haven’t noticed…I’m super into sweet potatoes, and if you know me, you know I love SAVORY sweet potato dishes, not sweet. I do love the combo of sweet and savory, and sweet potatoes add that perfect sweetness to savory dishes. I made this dish one morning because I had a bunch of veggies on hand, and wanted to keep the dish Whole30, no I’m not doing the Whole30 right now but I like to eat a lot of dishes that support the same ingredients.

This makes a lot, and is great for meal prepping on the weekend. You can use this dish for breakfast prep or lunch prep for the week. It would also work well with scrambled eggs, but I love it with an over-easy egg over each portion. I could eat this every morning for breakfast or lunch!

Make sure to have my Cajun Spice Blend and Rub on hand to season your pork!

Cajun Sausage Hash

Servings 4
Author Laura Doerr

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 tsp cajun spice blend
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 10 oz riced butternut squash or cauliflower such as Green Giant frozen
  • 5 oz fresh baby spinach
  • 1 medium russet potato cubed
  • 1 medium sweet potato cubed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • 4-6 eggs
  • hot sauce optional

Instructions

  1. Add the diced russet and sweet potatoes to medium non-stick skillet with the olive oil. Cook over med-high heat, stirring occasionally until crisp, about 12-15 minutes. Stir in the onion and garlic powders, chili powder, smoked paprika, and some salt and pepper.

  2. While the potatoes are cooking, combine the ground pork, cajun seasoning, red bell peppers, onions, and garlic in a large skillet. Cook over med-high heat, breaking up the pork with a wooden spoon and cook until the pork no longer pink, drain if needed (recommended if mixture is really wet). Stir in the riced squash or cauliflower. Season with additional fresh cracked black pepper, and salt if needed, or more Cajun seasoning. For added spice add a few dashes of red pepper flakes. Stir in the spinach, a handful at a time. It will seem like a lot but it will wilt down to almost nothing. Reduce to low heat.

  3. When potatoes are cooked and crisp add them into the pork mixture and keep on low.

  4. On a flat preheated (med-high) griddle or skillet, gently crack 4-6 eggs and cook on each side to desired doneness. 1-2 minutes per side if you like a runny yolk, 3-4 per side for a set yolk. You can determine the number of eggs you make depending on how many people you are serving.

  5. Serve hash with a fried egg on top, and hot sauce if desired.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is made to be Whole30 compliant. See the link in this blog post for the cajun seasoning recipe blend. Some store bought blends may contain sugar and MSG which is not Whole30 approved. 

I used plain ground pork, most breakfast ground pork sausage has sugar in them so I just seasoned my own ground pork. You could sub ground turkey or chicken too.

If you're Whole30, make sure to use compliant hot sauce. Also delicious with a side of avocado! 

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