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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Freezer Skillets

Jimmy Deans has come out with yet another amazing product. It's a skillet in a bag. Saute up, add scrambled eggs and you have breakfast for 4. Here's the problem, the bag costs about $5 here where we live, and it's pretty shy on the veggie end of things. Additionally, in our house we have a kiddo who eats like a bird and another that despises eggs. Here's a recipe to have the same meal (perhaps an even healthier version) for less money.

On your cooking day:

1-2 lb of ground pork or turkey sausage
frozen peppers (Trader Joe's sells bags of tri-color peppers for $1.69/bag)
1 onion
1 potato (I would suggest a sweet potato here! :))
Get creative and add:
any other frozen veggie you desire
and season with salt, pepper or italian seasoning

Add 1-2 C of each of the frozen veggies to a bowl and mix. Divide out into 4-5 gallon freezer bags or 10 quart size freezer bags. (depending on the portion size you desire you could make 10 or more individual servings.)
Saute up to meat and dice up the onion and potato.

Add the onion to the veggies in the bags.

Dice up the potato and par boil.

Once the meat and potato are cooled divide up and add to the freezer bags.

One the day of preparation:

Pull out the bag of veggies and meat and add to a skillet with 1 T of oil. Saute the veggies and warm through the meat. In a separate bowl crack open some eggs and whisk them in a bowl. After the veggies are steamed through move them to the side of the skillet and add the eggs. I found that I didn't even need to add PAM or butter. Scramble the eggs until cooked through and combine with meat and veggie mixture. The skillet pictured served 4 adults well. We served with mini bagels, english muffins and fruit.

Note: If you like you eggs fried this mixture would certainly hold up to an egg served on top!
Also, I know in the restaurants skillets are served with cheese. No one felt it was needing cheese, but you could add it if you want!


  1. What a genius idea! This look really good. And it looks filling enough to serve for dinner too.

    Thanks for sharing at What's Cooking Thursdays!!

  2. What a great dish that is just full of flavor. We would really enjoy this dish! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!