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Who would ever think that Brussel Sprouts would be used for breakfast???? Well I am here to tell you that this recipe from Kevin of Closet Cooking, is a perfect breakfast for someone on the Paleo Diet.  I took his recipe and added more vegetables to it and with an egg to top it off!! So go ahead all you “naysayers” and turn your nose up to it but you will miss out on something that yes, is different, but none the less it is delicious!  So gather all your ingredients, bake the bacon in the oven and while that is cooking chop up all your ingredients and be ready to go!!!! And don’t throw away that Bacon grease because I use it.  If you don’t want to use the Bacon Grease that is fine…olive oil works just as well…(doesn’t taste as good…)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 6-8 brussel sprouts thinly sliced
  • 1/4 med onion, chopped
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 8 grape tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 6 pieces of bacon cooked and chopped coarsely
  • 3-4 mushrooms cleaned and sliced
  • S & P to taste
  • 1-2 eggs (your choice of whether to use or not)
Sweet Potatoes with Brussel Sprouts, other veggies and BACON make up this Paleo Breakfast!

Sweet Potatoes with Brussel Sprouts, other veggies and BACON make up this Paleo Breakfast!

Let's start with my FAVORITE

Let’s start with my FAVORITE “Food Group”..Bacon. I bake it in a 375 degree oven for 20 mins until nice and crisp

Here are all my ingredients chopped, sliced and diced ready to go into the pan.

Here are all my ingredients chopped, sliced and diced ready to go into the pan.

I take 2 TBS of the bacon grease (always SAVE the bacon grease!!) and put into a saute pan. I then add the sweet potatoes and onion and cook for 5-6 mins until softened.

I take 2 TBS of the bacon grease (I “always” SAVE the bacon grease!!) and put into a saute pan. I then add the sweet potatoes and onion and cook for 5-6 mins until softened.

I then add 1 TBS of minced garlic (I prefer from a jar) and saute for 30 seconds

I then add 1 TBS of minced garlic (I prefer from a jar) and saute for 30 seconds

Then I add the rest of the Veggies and add more bacon grease if necessary (can never have enough of that flavor..) and sauté until the sprouts are caramelizing (brown) about 7-8 mins

Then I add the rest of the Veggies and add more bacon grease if necessary (can never have enough of that flavor..) and sauté until the sprouts are caramelizing (brown) about 7-8 mins

Now the aroma is getting those hunger pangs going and time to add the bacon...stir al of this around about 1-2 mins and then make a

Now the aroma is getting those hunger pangs going and time to add the bacon…stir al of this around about 1-2 mins and then make a “well” in the middle and add just a little grease so the egg won’t stick to the pan when cooked. Makes it messy to get out!!

Like so....

Like so….

Now carefully, crack the egg and put it in the middle, season it with Salt & Pepper and anything else you want and then cover with a lid so that the egg will cook through..1 minute

Now carefully, crack the egg and put it in the middle, season it with Salt & Pepper and anything else you want and then cover with a lid so that the egg will cook through..1 minute

1 minute should be plenty of time...

1 minute should be plenty of time…

Then off comes the lid and look at the beautiful

Then off comes the lid and look at the beautiful “hash” you have made and you can’t wait to sit down and eat it!!! I like to add hot sauce to mine, but that is totally up to your taste buds! This is PLENTY for 2 people and of course you can put another egg in there!

You can put any other vegetables that you may have on hand…it’s your palate to do whatever you want!  Thank you again, Kevin of Closet Cooking for your inspiration!!!! And to all you “naysayers”, JUST TRY IT!!

 

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Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Ingredients

  •  Meatloaf:
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 6 slices White Bread
  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 cup (heaping) Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoons Salt
  •  Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/3 cup Minced Flat-leaf Parsley
  • 4 whole Eggs, Beaten
  • 10 slices Thin/regular Bacon
  •  Sauce:
  • 1-1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  •  Tabasco To Taste

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour milk over the bread slices. Allow it to soak in for several minutes.

Place the ground beef, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan, seasoned salt, salt, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Pour in beaten eggs.

With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined. Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a broiler pan, which will allow the fat to drain. (Line the bottom of the pan with foil to avoid a big mess!)

Lay bacon slices over the top, tucking them underneath the meatloaf.

Make the sauce: add ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and hot sauce in a mixing bowl. Stir together. Pour 1/3 of the mixture over the top of the bacon. Spread with a spoon.

Bake for 45 minutes, then pour another 1/3 of the sauce over the top. Bake for another 15 minutes. Slice and serve with remaining sauce.

Serve with mashed potatoes. Yummy!

Thank you Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, for your delicious recipe!!!

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INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 c Hoisin Sauce
24 large sea scallops,
12 slices smoked bacon, halved
12 toothpicks
DIRECTIONS:
1. Stir together maple syrup, soy sauce, Hoisin Sauce and Dijon mustard in a bowl until smooth. Add the scallops, and toss to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and marinate at least one hour.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with a sheet of aluminum foil.
3. Arrange bacon pieces on baking sheet so they do not overlap. Bake in preheated oven until some of the grease has rendered out of the bacon; the bacon should still be very soft and pliable, about 8 minutes. Remove bacon from the baking sheet and pat with paper towels to remove excess grease. Drain or wipe grease from the baking sheet.
4. Wrap each scallop piece with a piece of bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Place onto baking sheet. Add marinade sauce to each scallop then put in oven.
5. Bake in preheated oven until the scallops are opaque and the bacon is crisp, 10 to 15 minutes, turning once.