Breakfast for Dinner with Country Sausage Hash with Steamed Eggs

Today I’m sharing about cooking and eating together as a family, and this delicious Country Sausage Hash with Steamed Eggs recipe! This post is sponsored by #ReclaimtheKitchen and Wolf.

Country Sausage Hash with Steamed Eggs

What I love about my kitchen is that it’s organized for the whole family to cook and create recipes. Part of teaching our children how to eat healthy over the years, has been teaching them how to cook, what fresh ingredients are all about, and how to create or adapt recipes. Then there’s the putting away, and the cleaning up as well. With the boys home from college over spring break, the pans were flying, rice was cooking, meat was simmering in the slow cooker, and we shared several tasty meals together. I love it when our kids are cooking in the kitchen!

Reclaim the kitchen.

But did you know that most of America is eating fewer meals in the home today? Many have lost their cooking mojo, or their desire to be creative and try new recipes, and they just resort to cooking the same recipes over and over. I say, instead of doing nothing, do something if you’re in a funk, and reclaim your kitchen!

“Did you know that in 1900 we ate 98% of our meals in our homes? Today, it’s less than 50%. We spend hours watching cooking shows but a mere 31 minutes a day preparing meals ourselves. There is a solution, though. Reclaiming your kitchen is easy. Just cook.”

We’re like any normal family, eating three meals a day, plus snacks! Sometimes we cook together, depending on our schedules, and sometimes we don’t. Ahhhh … I love mealtime because we put phones and technology aside, and actually look at one another’s faces. As the kids have gotten older, family-style eating, where everyone helps themselves from dishes of food that have been put on the table, is the ultimate dinner time for my husband and me, because we know in a blink of an eye, we’ll fast forward to them gone, living their own lives.

Breakfast for dinner.

One tip we’ve taught our kids is that when you don’t have a plan for dinner, or you run out of time, breakfast is a great option!

Our daughter recently made a Country Sausage Hash & Eggs, and we all decided that we loved it so much that we’d try it next time with sweet potatoes. Mixing up ingredients doesn’t normally just happen; you have to talk about what foods go with what. Cooking is a learning process!

I could honestly pass up a lot of deliciously sweet plates of pancakes or waffles for a big portion of this hash with a side of eggs. Cooking with two pans is the secret, so the potatoes get nice and brown, all crispy and caramelized. If you try to cook it all in the same skillet, the ingredients will steam and you’ll end up with a soggy hash.

Country Sausage Hash with Steamed Eggs

Tip for cooking potatoes.

A tip for the potatoes is to par-bake the potatoes (I use the microwave for this), then peel and chop them. That way, when you put them into the hot skillet, the cooked exterior will form a beautiful brown crust, while the interior will finish cooking in the pan. Add the red peppers and sausage, topped with a steamed egg, and you’re on your way to one outstanding breakfast for dinner meal.

With a few easy steps, this recipe is quick to prepare, and uses fresh ingredients. It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner! Or, quite honestly, when you have 20-year-olds in the home, it makes a fine snack!

Getting the family involved with dinner is essential.

1. Have a plan.
When you don’t have a dinner plan, serve breakfast for dinner. It’s a smart plan, because not all breakfasts have to be heavy pancakes and waffles with all the sweet stuff, but they can be meals of substance with meat and eggs and potatoes!

2. Set the table.
It is important that our meals are eaten together. This dish is easy. Set the table, place the big pan on a hot pad in the center, and gather the family around to enjoy the meal together.

3. Simple is okay.
We always have a plan to eat healthy, so that means not pulling out boxed or frozen foods, but cooking from scratch. Simple, like meat, potatoes, eggs, is good. You can be creative with many types of recipes with some of the simplest ingredients.

4. Double the recipe.
I’ve always taught my kids, if possible, to double the recipe. We are a leftovers family, which means that possibly the next night (or night after that), you won’t have to cook dinner, that there will be enough leftovers for the family. Sometimes leftovers taste the best!

5. Pull from the pantry.
I always keep a well-stocked pantry, because there’s nothing more discouraging than trying to make dinner when you don’t have the ingredients you need or want. We keep a grocery list on the fridge that helps us when we’re running low, or out of several of our favorite pantry ingredients. In this recipe, we had a variety of potatoes in the pantry, but the Yukon Gold were the chosen ones.

Country Sausage Hash with Steamed Eggs

I also think of my freezer as a “well-stocked” area. I keep meats and vegetables, and for this recipe country sausage (easy to defrost quickly), fresh potatoes in the pantry, and veggies in the fridge. We always have eggs in the house, so doubling the recipe was perfect for our family of 5, with plenty of leftovers.

How to steam an egg.

Steaming eggs is easy! Heat a non-stick skillet on medium heat (use cooking spray or a dab of butter). When the pan is hot, crack the egg(s) into the pan and add 2 teaspoons or so of water into the hot pan; cover the pan with a lid (preferrably glass lid so you can see how the eggs are cooking).

Jiggle the eggs in the pan, with the lid on. The water will steam up and over the top of the eggs. Depending on how you like the yolk (runny or cooked), cook until done; remove lid, slide the egg onto your plate (or hash) and enjoy. Don’t forget to salt and pepper the eggs!

No turning, no flipping, or breaking the yolks. The water steams the eggs to perfection.

Set the table.

We set the time, set the table with a stack of plates, a yummy drink, some toast, and we dug in to a very fine meal.

How do you get your family involved in meal prep? Do you have any tips to share?

Country Sausage Hash with Steamed Eggs
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Country Sausage Hash with Steamed Eggs

Hearty, crisp potato hash with country sausage, peppers, and onions, served with a steamed egg on top!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • Olive oil for pans
  • 2 shallots
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 lb. ground country sausage
  • 4 medium golden Yukon potatoes chopped into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 large red bell pepper cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 6 eggs
  • Green onion

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the sausage and cook until browned, 4-5 minutes. Remove the sausage mixture onto paper towels to soak up the grease; set aside.
  • In the same pan, add more oil and cook the potatoes. Add 2 Tbsp. of water and cover with a lid and simmer for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the red pepper and cook an additional 2-3 minutes, until the potatoes and peppers begin to brown.
  • Add the meat mixture to the potatoes, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a smaller pan, steam the eggs and serve on top of the plate of hash. Garnish with green onions.
  • Serve with ketchup and/or hot sauce on the side.

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I’ve partnered with Wolf to share their Reclaim the Kitchen campaign, a project that shares my family’s love for the kitchen and healthy cooking. The video adds perspective –– how our schedules can get interrupted quickly and we resort to eating out, taking us from resorting to eating out to the core of the campaign–encouraging all of us to cook more –– for health, bonding, and better family time. You can view the video, here.

You can visit ReclaimtheKitchen.com for tips on prepping meals, recipes, and more recipe planning resources.

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Country Sausage Hash with Steamed Eggs

14 comments on “Breakfast for Dinner with Country Sausage Hash with Steamed Eggs”

  1. I love getting together in the kitchen and cooking dinner. My husband usually gets home late so I’m just finishing up dinner when he walks in the door. He likes to swoop in and set the table so even though we can’t do it all together we can still be a team. Love the look of this hash and eggs. It’s perfect for quick weeknight dinners.

  2. Breakfast for dinner is my go-to in a pinch and this would be very welcome on my table!

  3. I am a firm believer that everything is better with an egg on top – and this hash looks bonkers amazing!

  4. What great tips Sandy! I love the breakfast for dinner option especially since our school day breakfasts pale in a comparison to a ‘weekend breakfast’ as you’ve whipped up here. I have not ever steamed an egg and appreciate the tip!

  5. This could almost qualify for the perfect meal for me. I love breakfast for dinner. You cooked the egg just the way I like it.
    Really tasty job with the sausage hash.

  6. Breakfast is always my go-to when needing a quick dinner. So, I agree! This seems like the perfect recipe for that, too!

  7. Yum. I prefer a hash and eggs over a sweet breakfast any day. I made a simple hash the other day.

    I am not very good at keeping a well stocked pantry, and you’re right, it gets frustrating. Mainly because the grocery budget is enough to manage what food is needed for two weeks. It is a goal though to have a nice stocked kitchen. lol.

    My computer/interenet has not liked your website lately…so sluggish and my comment takes forever to type. I think thee’s too much going on for it to handle. I’m learning patience.

  8. sounds yummy!! I have the same question how do you steam eggs? I also would love to hear tips about getting older kids/teens in the kitchen I am finding this difficult. It was easy when they were younger but now sadly they don’t want to help much.

    • Teens do go through stages. We gave our kids “duties” so they were sort of forced to participate. Eventually they come back around and want to help, and be a part of the cooking process. Hang in there! Steamed is like poached, but I added a blurb to the post, Michelle. :)

  9. this is on for lunch after church this weekend!

  10. This looks and sounds delicious, Sandy! I just don’t know how to steam eggs; not sure how you did them…are they poached eggs?

  11. I am blessed to have a husband that loves to cook as much as I do. So, he is easy to get involved in helping with family meals (especially if there is any grilling or smoking to be done)!

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