“Healthier?” I hear you ask.
“But it has Chorizo in it?” I hear you say.
Well, a new healthier deli meats range called Oliving by Hans is about to hit supermarket shelves (Coles, Woolworths and IGA) across Australia at the end of this month and it is definitely healthier and seriously worth trying.
Last week I joined a few of my favourite recipe bloggers at Shirt Bar in Sydney to try this great new range all while downing a few
too many gin cocktails (they must have known my drink of choice was gin). We left with a full belly and a bag full of new healthier deli meat products to try out at home. To watch the video of our night out trying the products you can view it here.
For those of you wondering how the Oliving by Hans products – consisting of chorizo, bacon, salami, twiggy sticks, ham and more – are healthier, they have been made using the highest quality meat and have lowered the saturated animal fats in the products and replaced it with olive oil. Using the Mediterranean diet as inspiration, it has long been recognised that the inclusion of olive oil to food in ones diet on a daily basis contributes to prolonged life, better health and well-being.
The products definitely taste better in my opinion, but that is one of the great characteristics of Olive Oil, it is proven to enhance taste and flavour.
After arriving home with the products, I was immediately drawn to the Chorizo. Usually a very fatty product I couldn’t resist the temptation to really put it to the test. So I decided I would use it as the hero in a healthier breakfast hash with sweet potato, capsicum, onion and eggs (I also got to use my new spiralizer so it was win-win!).
For those of you keen to give the products a try, you are in luck! Thanks to the people at Oliving by Hans, Chew Town has 2 x $100 Coles vouchers to give away to Australian readers. To be in with a chance to win, leave a comment on this post with your favourite deli meats product and how you like to enjoy it! The two best answers will win and winners will be notified by email on Monday October 20.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Michelle V and Georgina who have each won a $100 Coles voucher.
Now, on to the recipe. Using a healthier product means I couldn’t help but create a healthier dish all round. Upon first bite of this bright orange beauty with oozy eggs it’s hard to believe this dish is healthy but with a little coconut oil, vegetables, herbs and the Oliving by Hans chorizo, I promise it is!
And the verdict on the chorizo? Well it is great. Definitely less fatty but with no compromise on taste.
Healthier Chorizo and Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 2 small onions, sliced
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 125g chorizo, finely diced
- 500g sweet potatoes, grated or spiralized
- 150g capsicum, sliced in batons
- A few continental parsley sprigs, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 4-5 eggs
Melt the coconut oil in a large oven proof skillet until melted. Add onion and garlic and saute till translucent, then add the chorizo and fry until the chorizo pieces are starting to brown.
Add the sweet potato and saute stirring frequently for 4 minutes. Then add the capsicum, parsley, paprika and salt and pepper to taste, then cook for another 4 minutes.
Preheat your oven grill to high, then spread the chorizo and sweet potato mixture out evenly make 4-5 small wells (depending on the size of your pan) in the mixture to hold your eggs and crack 4-5 eggs into each well gently. Place under the grill until the eggs are cooking to your taste - be sure to keep an eye on the grill at all times as the eggs cook very quickly.
Serve immediately in the pan, or gently slide the hash out of the pan with the help of a large egg flip and onto a place to serve.
Chew Town would like to acknowledge its partnership with Oliving by Hans and Marmot Inc for this post. You can read Chew Town’s disclosure statement here for more information on brands that Chew Town chooses to work with and why. The recipe above was created, developed and photographed by Chew Town using chorizo from the new Oliving by Hans range.