A question that is often on my mind is “What the heck am I going to eat for dinner?” (Deep thoughts, I know) And not only what am I going to eat, but how am I going to get it together with everything else I have to do today? Every day you gotta eat, which can quickly deplete your inspiration and begin to feel like drudgery. You can end up defaulting to fast casual or take out, which can be tough on your wallet and your waist! This soyrizo hash is a healthy meal that comes together quickly, and is full of nutrition and flavor!
One Dish Dinner
I am half Cuban, so I grew up eating a lot of chorizo in my grandfather’s Cuban dishes. I love the spiciness of chorizo, but I as I got a little older and more health conscious I was sort of grossed out by how greasy the sausage was. With Isaac and I trying to eat less meat, but still get an adequate protein intake, I was really excited when I saw my Trader Joe’s had a soyrizo in stock! Their soy chorizo has 11 grams of protein per serving, and is a very good dupe for the real thing, in terms of spiciness, color, flavor and texture.
This meal comes together in legit 30 minutes (not 30 minutes if everything is already prepped) – I timed it from start to finish, because nothing is more irritating than being promised a 30 minute meal and it takes 45 minutes to an hour. Looking at you, Rachel Ray. Not all of us have our ingredients prepped for us.
To cut down on chopping time, you could use a food processor if you have one to shred the sweet potatoes, but a regular box grater/cheese grater worked just fine for me. Also, I used pre-chopped kale in this recipe. Normally I chop my own because I find pre-chopped to have too many stems, but I have been pleasantly surprised to discover that Aldi’s pre-chopped kale is actually mostly leaves!
I love a combination of flavors in a one dish type of meal, and this hash delivers – the sweetness from the sweet potato, the crunch and bitterness from the kale, and the meaty spice of the soyrizo. We topped it off with a fried egg and avocado to add some creaminess, and it was worth the little bit of extra effort!
So when you are a loss for what to eat, this quick recipe can do just the trick!
Sweet Potato, Kale, and Soyrizo Hash
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 3 Tbl olive oil
- 12 oz soy chorizo (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
- 2-4 cups chopped kale
- 4 green onions
- 2 eggs (optional, omit to make vegan)
- 1 avocado
- Salt and Hot sauce to taste
Peel and grate sweet potatoes. Heat olive oil in pan (we used cast iron) over medium high heat and add sweet potatoes. Cook until slightly crispy, 5-10 min (to speed up crisping, don’t stir the potatoes too often).
Remove soy chorizo from casing and add to pan, crumbling as it cooks, mixing into sweet potato. Cook until crispy, another 5-10 min.
Stir in kale, handfuls at a time, and cook until wilted. Stir in ¾ of the green onions, reserving the rest for garnish. Toss and let the whole mixture sit while you fry the eggs.
In a separate pan, fry two eggs to your liking. I like to keep the yolk slightly running so it will act as a sauce on the whole hash.
Serve in a bowl, topped with the fried egg, remaining green onion, and avocado slices. Enjoy!