Recipe courtesy of Turner Broadcasting System

Sweet and Spicy Pork Hash

Corned beef and hash is a diner staple but it's a definite no-no for paleo dieters. Substitute canned corned beef with lean ground pork, and swap out nutrient-deficient potatoes for beta-carotene and vitamin C-rich sweet potatoes. Flavor with spices found in spicy Italian sausage to create a preservative-free, completely unprocessed breakfast. Added bonus: a runny yolk provides a delicious "sauce" for your hash.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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1 large sweet potato, cut into 1/2-inch dice

2 teaspoons canola oil

1 pound lean ground pork

2 teaspoons fennel seeds

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Pinch ground black pepper

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 small onion, minced

1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt, optional

4 eggs


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the sweet potatoes and cook until fork tender, about 10 minutes, then drain and set aside. 
  2. Heat the oil in large nonstick skillet set over high heat. Add the pork and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, add the fennel seeds, crushed red pepper and black pepper and stir for 1 minute. Add the garlic and onions to the pan, stirring constantly, and cook until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sweet potatoes and add the salt if using. Cook the hash until the sweet potatoes and pork are slightly golden. 
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the eggs sunny-side up, 3 to 4 minutes. Put a lid on the pan and remove from the heat to warm the yolk without cooking it all the way through (it should still be soft and runny), 1 minute. 
  4. Divide the hash evenly among four plates and place an egg on top of each serving. Serve warm.
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