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My sweet potato apple bacon skillet is one of my favorite anti-inflammatory dishes that is a great recipe for those trying to lose weight, detox from sugar or are following an elimination diet to try to figure out their food sensitivities and inflammation triggers.  I like to have this as a breakfast meal as I find that breakfast is often the most difficult to find foods that are filling enough after a good night’s sleep.

Sweet Potato, Apple, Bacon Skillet
Ingredients

  • 1 lg organic sweet potato
  • 1lb of uncured bacon. Reserve at least 3-4T of bacon grease.
  • 1 organic yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 lg (or 2 sm) organic Granny Smith apples. Chop into 1in pieces
  • 1 tsp of ground ceylon cinnamon (I buy mine in bulk – it’s cheaper that way as we use it in many recipes)
  • 1 tblsp of fresh sage, minced

Directions

  • Bake the bacon at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until crispy.  Our cook time varies by 10 minutes depending on the type of bacon we buy. When the bacon is done cooking, crumble it and set aside.
  • Using 1-2 tablespoons of bacon fat, in a medium skillet, sauté and soften the apples, onions and cinnamon (5 min). Take off the heat after they are softened.
  • Using 1-2 tablespoons of bacon fat, in a large skillet, sauté sweet potatoes on one side for 2 minutes. Stir and let saute for another 2 minutes. Stir again and brown the sweet potatoes on all sides, stirring for another 5 minutes.
  • In the large skillet, combine apples, onions, bacon and sweet potatoes.  Stir in minced sage.

Serve warm.

Helpful tips

  • Uncured bacon is best for those who want to reduce inflammation in their bodies.  Uncured means that the product does not add additional nitrates. The only nitrates you’d find in uncured products are naturally occurring.  I like the flavor that the bacon grease gives to the dish.
  • A tip to cooking bacon in the oven.  Cover a baking sheet with heavy duty foil.  Fold over the side of the foil to make a wall around the bacon. This will help contain the bacon grease.  When the bacon is done cooking, you can grab the “walls” of the foil and make a “V” shape on one end of the foil so that it makes the grease easier to pour into a mason jar, or wherever you store/discard bacon fat.
  • You can reduce your cook time by using coconut oil or ghee to sauté everything at once, while your baking bacon. Additionally, you might choose to fry your bacon and have 3 skillets on your cooktop, at once.  That’s your discretion.
  • I like to double this recipe and eat it for breakfast all week long. It’s easy, very portable (for those people on the go) and reheats really well.  I also tend to be heavier on the sage for more flavor.

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