Eat, Drink, & Be Mary!

Breakfast Frittata

6 eggs, whisked with salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp. of your favorite seasoning(s)

~ 1 cup of shredded/ground meat (I used chicken and chuck roast - the point is to clear out some left-overs)

1 red (or other color) pepper, diced

2 Tbsp diced onion or shallot

1-2 garlic cloves, minced

1-2 Tbsp coconut oil, grass-fed butter, or ghee

Preheat oven to 350 F. Heat oil over medium heat in an oven-safe skillet. Add onions, garlic, and peppers and sauté until translucent/soft, about 3 minutes. Add the meat, just to warm it up stir that around and spread into 1 thin layer. Pour the eggs over top of the whole mixture and let cook for a couple of minutes, until the eggs are set. Put the whole skillet into the oven for 10-15 minutes (just keep an eye on it). I like my eggs well cooked and the meat that is poking out to get a little crispy.

**optional ingredients - mushrooms or any seasonal vegetable (I like spinach).

Cheese. Many paleo folks do not do dairy. Many primal folks do. It is personal preference in my book. Too much gives me pimples and hurts the Hubs’ tummy. Today we had cheddar …. and it was DELICIOUS! (I used about 1 ounce, shredded)

Another note - cooking does not have to be perfect. This morning the kids were demanding breakfast, in response to which I whipped up eggs and had them in the pan before I remembered that I was going to make a frittata. I just turned on the oven, chopped up the pepper and added the meat and cheese on top of the eggs with onion powder, garlic powder, and some taco seasoning (the Hubs makes it!). It turned out just fine and quite yummy.