Sometimes, really good things happen when you just throw everything you have in your fridge, in your skillet.
You know what I’m talking about? Sure you do.
It’s like a science fair project…it either works out beautifully or it totally crashes and burns. Guys, I have to say that this science fair project was an A+.
I made this a few days ago, before embarking on my Midwestern journey, because I wanted to use up some previously cooked cuban black beans and had *forgotten* about the classic impulse buy you see below. And yes, I’m totally that person who is willing to pay $4.99 for previously peeled and sliced sweet potatoes when I could have just gotten a regular ol’ potato for a dollar. Yikes.
There’s not much more I can say about this other than MAKE IT TODAY. It really was so delicious. The combination of the black beans, roasted corn, sweet potatoes, cheese and fried eggs was spot on. I like to call meals like this garbage disposal meals and bonus!!!! this one was actually healthy to boot.
Happy Monday! If I could have you all over for breakfast, I totally would.
Southwestern Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cumin
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup frozen roasted corn (or just regular frozen corn)
1 cup black beans, canned or homemade
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional but very tasty!)
1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
hot sauce for serving
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and saute for about six minutes until tender. Add garlic, jalapeno and frozen corn and continue to saute for another four minutes. Add cumin and toss well.
Add sweet potatoes and black beans, then reduce heat to low, cover skillet and let cook for about 20-25 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender. Check every five minutes or so to make sure the potatoes aren’t sticking to the bottom of the pan. You can add a little water if mixture seems too dry.
Add cayenne pepper and salt to sweet potato mixture then add cheese and stir over low heat until all the cheese has melted. Crack three eggs on top of mixture then transfer to the oven and broil on high for 3-5 minutes until eggs are cooked through.
Serve with hot sauce!