Oooh, it’s been getting chilly here in the High Desert and that makes me crave hearty meals like stews and roasts. I recently received a sampling of meats from D’artagnan Foods, including Spanish style D’Artagnan All Natural Chorizo. I’ve been seeing lots of hash recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers but since I do paleo and we spend Thanksgiving at Disneyland, I decided to do a different take on hash with this chorizo: Paleo Chorizo Hash with Butternut Squash and Kale.
Paleo Chorizo Hash with Butternut Squash and Kale
My mouth literally waters as I think about this dish, It has a spicy kick but such depth of flavor from the chorizo…. mmm! We had no leftovers so I guess we will have to make it a second and third and fourth time. Darn. *wink wink *
Rather than use potatoes for this chorizo hash, we decided to go with a fall butternut squash which has less starch than a potato. We bought pre-cubed squash but you can cut it up yourself if you like. We added kale for a bit of color and crunch as well as a chipotle pepper in adobo sauce for a spicy kick. If you don’t like spicy food, skip the pepper but honestly, that pepper paired with the spanish style chorizo is part of what makes this dish so good.
This chorizo hash recipe is great for a hearty dinner or as a breakfast dish, topped with a fried or poached egg. Here’s how to make it:
- 2 links D'Artagnan Foods All Natural Chorizo (spanish style)
- 12 oz of cubed butternut squash
- 1 bunch of kale, chopped (remove stems)
- 1/4 yellow onion, diced
- 1 Tbsp butter or ghee
- 1 can of La Morena Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
- 1 cup chicken stock
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1. Dice the chorizo links into bite sized pieces.
- 2. Saute onion in butter in a pan until translucent.
- 3. Add the chorizo and squash. Cook until the squash is cooked but still firm.
- 4. Add two chipotle peppers, diced.
- 5. Add 1 Tbsp of the adobo sauce from the can of peppers to the pan.
- 6. Add the chicken stock. Cook until the chicken stock is reduced.
- 7. Add kale. Cook until the kale just wilts. Remove from heat immediately and serve.
- If you don't like spicy foods, use less chipotle peppers or skip them altogether.
Why choose D’Artagnan Foods meats?
We’ve noticed local grocery chains increase their organic meat offerings over the years but there’s always something lacking; there are nitrates in the meat, it’s frozen with extra water in it, and there are all kinds of nasty chemical sounding names in the ingredients. You make the best of what you can get in your area, right? Not true! D’Artagnan Foods is offers true nitrate free, organic, and free range meats with ingredient lists that you can actually read, all delivered to your door. I received a selection of meats via FedEx last week and am incredibly impressed by the quality!
Many people who ask us about paleo think that getting quality meat doesn’t matter that much. It does matter – alot. Once you start eating quality meats, you’ll notice a whole host of benefits that surely offset the perceived cost. As if feeling better wasn’t enough, here are some more reasons why we choose organic meats from suppliers like D’Artagnan Foods.
- First, we eat less when we choose quality meats. The meat tastes better and is more satisfying so you eat less. Some commercially produced meats have sugar added or extra salt added which can cause hunger cravings that make us want to eat more, even when we’re already full. When we eat quality foods, we don’t feel the need to overeat and we feel more satisfied from the food we eat.
- One of the main things we have noticed from all the meats from D’Artagnan Foods is that they are not salty. Many processed meats have salt water, sodium, or brine injected in them prior to shipping or freezing. Meats like the Organic Chicken Thighs from D’Artagnan Foods are air frozen and do not have any added water, they don’t taste salty. When Xaver first made our paleo fried chicken recipe (coming soon!), he added the amount of salt he’d normally add to meats from the store. We noticed that we needed to add a little more salt to the D’Artagnan Foods meats because we weren’t used to the unsalted meat. It’s a good thing – this can help people who want to watch their sodium intake because you have more control over how much salt is in your food when you add ALL of it yourself.
- Organic meats just taste richer. I just think the meat tastes better, it has a fuller flavor, and it does not need as much seasoning.
- We feel better when we eat organic meats without all the additives because there are fewer chemicals going into our bodies.
- Getting meat delivered to our home is convenient. The D’Artagnan Foods orders are delivered via FedEx to our door, sealed in a cooler box with ice packs. One of the things I worry about at the store is meat being spoiled by people leaving it out on a shelf because you can’t tell if spoiled meat was put back in the cold case. With D’Artagnan Foods, you know where the meat has been and can see the sealed cold box inside your shipment for yourself to know it has traveled safely (and kept cool) from D’Artagnan Foods straight to you.
Check out this video as I unpack our latest order to see how the meat is packed and what’s inside:
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