You really think you needed another frittata recipe on this blog, Michele? Like we didn’t get the point from the first 10 or 15 of them? Sigh. A new frittata recipe was the natural next step on May 1st, when I was putting groceries away and discovered a dozen eggs with a “sell by” date of May 2nd. Oops, panic sets in. But no need to fear, a last minute frittata is here to save the day! It was also perfect timing since I needed portable food for both that night and the weekend.
I definitely ate 3/4 of this, at least, by myself over the course of 3 days. It worked out well, and, all the better to judge it’s “staying power” right? My picky husband also ate it for dinner without complaining, with a side of plantain chips, and didn’t even leave the green stuff on the side of the plate, which is unusual but something I will take as a good sign.
As I’ve been thinking about the upcoming break from running I have planned (why is this so formal and official?!) I started thinking about all the wonderfully productive things I’ll do with my new free time.
See, this is proof that I have a few loose screws that need adjusting. Most people would just be like, “I’ll sleep until 6am and not rush in the morning”, but me, I’m thinking about creating new recipes or doing blog stuff from 6-7 am? I had to stop myself. This is NOT what I want a running break to be about – compulsively “doing stuff” that’s not running to replace the feeling of productivity I get from running. I just want to maybe sleep until 6am and not rush so much in the morning. Think it’s possible? I guess we’ll see how it goes!
Spicy Beef Sausage Frittata with Collard Greens
- 1 large bunch collard greens thick stems removed and roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup chicken stock or bone broth
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes less if you don't like spicy!
- Large "pinch" fine grain sea salt optional
- 3 tbsp cooking fat divided (I used ghee) such as ghee, bacon fat, coconut oil, olive oil
- 1 lb grass fed beef 85% lean or less
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp sage
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp onion powder optional
- 8 large eggs + large pinch salt
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and grease a 9 inch baking dish (round or otherwise)
Heat a medium skillet over medium/med-hi heat and add 2 tbsp cooking fat. Once heated, add the chopped collard greens, coat in fat, and stir/cook for about a minute until they soften and cook down.
Add the stock/broth and lower the heat to med-low. Add the pinch of salt and red pepper flakes and cover the pan. Once the liquid is absorbed (a minute or 2) and the collards are soft, remove from heat and set aside.
Now heat a large skillet over med-high heat and add the remaining tbsp cooking fat. Once heated, add your ground beef and break it up with a wooden spoon. Add the salt, pepper, sage, thyme and onion powder to the beef and cook until browned. Remove from heat.
Pour the beef mixture and collards into the baking dish and stir to combine. In a large bowl, whisk together the 8 eggs and pinch salt. Carefully pour the eggs into the baking dish, and bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, just until the eggs are set.
Remove from oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving, or store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. It can also be frozen if you need to make it in advance. Enjoy!
So here begins my weekend. Saturday will be get-all-the-errands-and-chores done day and Sunday is Mother’s Day and RACE DAY! I’ll have a recap of this week’s runs/yoga plus weekend pictures up Monday.
Have a fabulous Mother’s Day weekend everyone!
What are your Mother’s Day plans?
Have you ever had to use eggs, like, right away? What did you make?
Do you like collard greens?
Reader Reviews & Comments
The Cookie ChRUNicles says
Good luck at the race and to your daughter too! I am the same way – when I don’t run in the morning I clean or bake too!
Thanks! I’m going to try to sleep an extra half hour, that would be amazing if it could happen!
Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine says
Good luck this weekend!! Can’t wait to hear how the races go for both of you!
Thanks Lisa! Just picked up the packets and I’m excited 🙂
Skinny Fitalicious says
Good luck with the productivity. You may sleep in a few days then be blogging or cooking. It’s tough to take a break. More tough mentally than physically. Hope you have a good race!
I have a feeling that’s how it will work! I DO feel productive in the early morning so might as well take advantage. Thanks and have a great weekend 🙂
Good luck at the race! And don’t worry about a few loose screws–as long as they are still holding the ship together!
Thanks 🙂 And I hear you! A few of my screws will always be a little loose but the ship will sail 🙂
My go-to with eggs that need to be used right away is a mayo-less egg salad! So easy and quick. No Mother’s Day plans for me this weekend : ( my mom went on vacation so we celebrated last week with a manicure/pedicure !
I love egg salad! I always forget to boil my eggs though! Have a great weekend 🙂
Amanda @ .running with spoons. says
Good luck with your races, lady! Looking forward to hearing about how it went with your daughter 🙂 And this may sound crazy, but I don’t eat a tonne of eggs so I rarely keep them at home. If I need some for a recipe, I ninja them from my parents 😛
I have a few hives just thinking about no eggs 😉 Funny because I actually treat them as more of a side dish or topper than the main meal, but I still need them! And thanks! Just picked up the packets and I’m getting excited 🙂
I can’t read the word “frittata” without hearing/seeing that gratata vine video in my head. …Please tell me you know what I’m talking about. If not just google gratata. I gaurantee you’ll be thinking that too on your next frittata! =)
Oh no I had to google it. Maybe egg bakes from now on? Definitely in my head now!
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
Arghh! The race is so soon already! good luck to the both of you!
And keep the frittatas coming- I haven’t seen one I haven’t pinned or not wanted to make yet 😉 Collard Greens are really good- I ate one in a Southern restaurant I think? It was abit sour lol!
I think traditionally they’re prepared spicy with some vinegar in there which might explain the “sour” part! I am no traditional southern cook but I think they’re really versatile and yummy 🙂 Thanks about the race!
Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday! Enjoy your race and your kids and all the love.
Thanks! Same to you 🙂
Lindsey C says
My husband asked me what I wanted to do for Mother’s Day, and I told home my only requests were to not have to make any decisions, and to not cook 😉 I suggested going to the beach or going for a hike followed by going out to lunch – but it’s all a surprise to me!
Have a fun race with your daughter!!! And a great Mother’s Day 🙂
That sounds so perfect! I’ve usually made brunches and things when we host Mother’s Day but I really didn’t want to have to cook this year. Happy Mother’s Day weekend to you, enjoy!!
this recipe looks great ! i need to try it.
i’m going to my moms for a cookout full of things i cannot eat 🙂 oh well
i rarely seem to have eggs about to expire but if i do i just hard boil them. i have really been craving egg salad since easter since normally i make it around them with my extra eggs but this time i didnt have that many. collards are ok just not something i usually pick
For some reason I always forget to hard boil eggs! Then I finally do and wonder why I don’t do it all the time, egg salad and deviled eggs are awesome. I think kale will also work for this, or pretty much any green you like!
Have an awesome Mother’s Day and try to enjoy even sans gluten. A gluten free treat to share might be fun 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day, Michele! (I am not a mother so no need to return the sentiment 🙂 )
My running group is organizing a one mile road race for Sunday.
Yes, I like collard greens – although… I put them in a smoothie with a bunch of other stuff and can’t really taste them. But i have had them on the side of a meal too and haven’t minded them!
Happy weekend. Thank goodness!
Thank you! I would never think to put collards in a smoothie, but I guess it works like kale. Then again I’ve never put greens in a smoothie so who am I kidding! I need to do that at some point 🙂 Have a great weekend!
wow what a cool way to use collard greens, i love greens and eggs. yumm!
i hope you have a marvelous mother’s day and of course a fabulous race!!!
we are going to dinner with my mom on sunday evening, and probably sending my mother-in-law something to her house since we just spent last weekend and the week with her… 😀
Thanks so much Danielle! Of course I love all kind of egg/greens combos 🙂 Have a great weekend and Mother’s Day!
Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says
You seriously make the best breakfasts! Definitely pinning this!
Thank you! Hope you try 🙂
Morgan @ Managing Mommyhood says
Looks so good! I think after that first day or two sleeping in you’ll be able to wind down a bit during your break
i will never say no to your frittata recipes, especially the beef!! and maybe you need a ebook filled with one, yes?
Happy Mother’s Day!!
Love the frittata recipe and if you ever need something different which uses a dozen eggs, how about a Breakfast Pizza? http://cleaneatsfastfeets.com/2014/11/24/scrambled-egg-breakfast-pizza-recipe/
Good luck with the running rest. Relax and enjoy the break.