Sonoran Sausage and Bacon Breakfast Skillet
Sonoran Sausage and Bacon Breakfast Skillet is the perfect one-pan dish for holiday breakfast or brunch. Juicy pork sausage and smoked bacon are sautéed with bell pepper, onion and spices and topped with 4 sunny-side up eggs.
The holidays are a time for big dinners with family and friends. That doesn’t mean we should skimp on breakfast! You need to start the day right and keep everyone well fed so they don’t keep asking how long until dinner time. I think you can all relate.
With this recipe, I am showing you how I do holiday breakfast my way. Living close to the Sonoran Mexico border in Arizona, the Sonoran food influence is very popular here.
This is the ultimate one-pan breakfast/brunch that hosts everyone’s favorite breakfast items, sausage, bacon, potatoes and eggs. You can use any of your favorite potatoes, but since it’s the holidays, I used sweet potatoes which also gives a lovely pop of color to the dish.
For that Sonoran flavor kick, I used a combination of mild chili powder, cumin and chipotle powder. They do not make the dish spicy, but add a little something extra in the flavor department to bring the Southwest flavor home.
Serve this dish alongside your favorite salsa and freshly sliced avocado and you will create holiday breakfast memories that will make everyone request this dish over and over again.
If you’re like me and are busy in the kitchen around the holidays, you can make the sausage, bacon and potatoes the day before. Refrigerate, then re-heat in a cast iron skillet and add the eggs. I’m all about time-saving when it comes to holiday meal prep and this is a fast way to feed your family first thing in the morning.
I have to say that a cast iron skillet truly makes this dish what it is. Because it stays so hot during cooking, the sausage, bacon and potatoes get crispy and develop a nice crust on the bottom. You can’t get this with any other pan. Make sure you save the crispy parts for the cook, you earned it.
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