I am the grocery shopper in my house.
I moved back in with my father and brother at the ripe old age of 27, after a failed attempt at living and working in North Carolina for two years. (I really miss warm weather and Chick-Fil-A. Not necessarily in that order.) I’ve been shopping (and cooking) for them for about a year and a half now. I like to think I’m good at it. I don’t get many complaints.
When I’m shopping the perimeter of my local Stop & Shop, I’m always looking for sales on meat products.
For the longest time, I wanted to try Al Fresco‘s Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Sausage. But, full price is a risky endeavor when you’re not sure if you’re going to like something. Full price would be truly awful if you HATED the product. I HATE paying for food I don’t like, even though it doesn’t happen often.
But last week, Al Fresco’s chicken sausages were on sale! I resisted the urge to purchase every variety, and carefully selected the Jalapeño. I like a little spice in my life.
I stared at those sausages in the fridge for about a week, trying to decide what I would use them for. Finally, the frittata idea came.
It was a good idea.
Jalapeño Chicken Sausage Frittata
My first original recipe!
- 2 Al Fresco Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Sausages (1/2 package), sliced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- ½ tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp paprika
- 1 can no-salt added diced tomatoes, drained
- 4.5 oz can diced green chilies
- 6 egg whites (from large eggs)
- 3 large eggs
- ¼ c reduced fat milk (2%)
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ¼ c reduced fat shredded Mexican cheese (2%)
- Spray a large skillet with cooking spray. Heat the sausage slices with garlic, onion, and red pepper, about 7 minutes.
- Add chili powder, cumin, chilies, and diced tomatoes to the skillet. Cook about 2 -3 more minutes. Drain any excess liquids from cooking, and return to heat.
- Whisk egg whites, eggs, milk, and pepper in a medium bowl until well combined. Add this mixture all at once to the skillet. Cook, without stirring, for about 5 minutes or until eggs begin to set. Remove skillet from heat when eggs are almost set, but surface is still moist.
- Sprinkle with cheese and cover until surface is set and cheese is melted.