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Sundried Tomato, Bean and Sausage Frittata

Sundried Tomato, Bean and Sausage Frittata

Well hello! I hope the end of January is finding you well! We are craving warming, hearty meals here this time of year, and if you are busy, this one dish cast iron skillet meal checks all the boxes!! My hand is raised here. I am feeding a family of five who all seem to devour food like lumber jacks. No offense to the lumber jacks, but having three full grown children and a hard working husband with a hearty appetite in the house keeps me hopping! Fortunately, I have lots of help in the kitchen too. Clean up is my least favorite part of cooking. Especially the dish washing, and Doug is happy to get in there. He is an excellent scrubber.

This Sundried Tomato, Bean and Sausage Frittata is loaded with tasty ingredients like tangy sundried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, onion, pecorino Romano cheese for a sharp, salty flavor, savory sausage, and creamy white beans! My mouth is watering!

Who else loves a wonderfully seasoned cast iron skillet? It is non-stick when cared for properly and seasoned well, plus it is a wonderful non-toxic pan!

Let’s make an awesome, hearty frittata!

Sundried Tomato, Bean and Sausage Frittata

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. I used a ten inch cast iron pan. If yours is larger or smaller, it is fine, but the oven times will vary.

Ingredients:

1 Pound of Good Quality Pork Sausage

10 Eggs

1 Cup of White Navy Beans or Cannellini Beans (I use Eden Organic canned. Drain and rinse them under water in a colander before using.)

1 Medium Yellow Onion

1 Cup of Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese

1/2 Cup of Greek Yogurt

1/2 Cup of Green Onion (sliced)

1/2 Cup of jarred Roasted Red Peppers (chopped)

1/4 Cup of Olive Oil Packed Sundried Tomatoes (finely chopped)

2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

salt and pepper

In your cast iron skillet, cook your sausage until brown and no longer pink. Remove it from the skillet to drain on a plate with paper towel. Wipe your skillet of excess grease. Then, melt your olive oil over medium heat and add the chopped yellow onion, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and cook until translucent. While the onion is cooking, whisk together your eggs in a bowl along with the Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of the Pecorino Romano cheese, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper.

After the onions are translucent, fold in the rinsed beans and chopped roasted red pepper maintaining the heat at medium. Add the cooked sausage back to the pan and evenly mix the vegetables, beans and meat. With a spatula make an even layer of your mixture, then pour the eggs over the top. Do not stir! Sprinkle the Frittata with sundried tomatoes, sliced green onion and the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Place the cast iron skillet in your oven, and bake for approximately 25 minutes until set and the top is golden brown. Serve! This goes really well with a leafy green salad!

Sundried Tomato, Bean and Sausage Frittata

This makes six generous servings.

Sundried Tomato, Bean and Sausage Frittata

Chicken Wet Burrito Skillet Gluten Free with Low FodMap Option

There is something about a cast iron pan that browns food beautifully! Skillet dinners are handy one dish meals that are fun family pleasers. Wet burritos used to be me and my roommates Friday night takeout dinner while I was going to college in Grand Rapids, Michigan where they actually originated! It was a little hole in the wall that made the Best Wet Burritos! Not gluten free, but I wasn’t g/f back then. This skillet is reminiscent of those burritos, but it IS gluten free and has a low fodmap option!

This is a skillet recipe that is easily made low fodmap, like I mentioned, by simply omitting the black beans. Jasmine rice is an easily digested rice that works well for many people with digestive difficulties, and it is a great binder and delicious in this recipe. It only takes one cup of cooked rice. I make it in larger quantities in my rice cooker and reheat it in the microwave as needed. You can also make it while you are preparing this dinner. It cooks in 25 minutes with no attending. If you don’t have a rice cooker yet, I highly recommend them! I use this one that also has a steamer on top, so you can steam vegetables at the same time as the rice is cooking. This one is medium sized and my favorite.

I used boneless chicken thighs because they are the juiciest part of the chicken. If you are craving wet burritos, this skillet dish is a healthy and delicious way to satisfy your yearning. It takes about 45 minutes to make start to finish, and also makes great leftovers.

If you are making this to be compliant with the SIBO Specific Diet, omit the white rice. I do well white Jasmine rice, so I added it to this recipe, but it is delicious without it. Your filling will be slightly looser.

Chicken Wet Burrito Skillet

Ingredients:

6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs (about 2 lbs.)

1 Cup of Tomato Puree

1 Green Pepper, diced and seeded

1 Cup of Jasmine Rice (hot)

1 Cup of Black Beans, rinsed (omit for low fodmap. I use this brand) The kombu seaweed makes them easier to digest and you don’t even know it’s in there.

1 Cup of Shredded, Aged Cheddar

1 Cup of Shredded Iceburg Lettuce, for topping

1 Cup of Diced Fresh Tomato, for topping

2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar

2 Tablespoons of Garlic Infused Olive Oil

1 Bunch of Green Scallions, sliced (green parts only)

1 Teaspoon of Cumin

1 Teaspoon of Smoked Paprika

1 Teaspoon of Chili Powder

1 1/2 Teaspoons of Salt

3/4 Teaspoon of Black Pepper

Directions:

Add Two Tablespoons of garlic infused olive oil to a large cast iron skillet. Warm over medium high heat. Then add the diced chicken thighs, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. They should sizzle when they hit the pan. Spread the chicken in an even layer, and brown for six minutes, stirring every two minutes. When the chicken is browned and cooked through, remove it to a plate and set aside. In the same pan, add the diced green peppers and the cumin, smoked paprika, and chili powder. Brown for one minute. Add in the two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to deglaze the brown chicken goodness from the bottom of the pan. Now add 1 cup of tomato puree, half of the sliced scallions, and the other 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Cook, stirring for two minutes. Turn the burner down to low, and add in the cup of rinsed black beans and hot rice. Stir to evenly distribute all the ingredients. Smooth the burrito filling out flat, and top with the cooked chicken thighs.

Turn your oven to broil. Now, sprinkle the top of the chicken thighs you just put on top of the filling with 1 cup of shredded, aged cheddar. Place the cast iron pan under your broiler for one to two minutes until it is bubbly and melted. Remove the pan from the oven, and top the chicken burrito skillet with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and the remaining sliced scallions. It is ready to serve!

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