I never thought I’d be in a place where I loved chickens as much as I do! And I definitely never thought I’d be questioning if I love chickens more than pigs. Yet, here I am; and we are swooning over these precious little piglets!! Hahaha!
BREAKFAST TACOS WITH PINEAPPLE AND BASIL SALSA
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 pound ground beef
1 red onion thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoon ground coriander
2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
¼ cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
¼ cup water
Salt and pepper, to taste
PINEAPPLE BASIL SALSA
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 cup pineapple pieces
2 tablespoons basil
Pinch of salt
6 tortillas, warmed
1 avocado, sliced
¼ cup feta cheese, for serving
Small handful cilantro, finely chopped
Small handful basil, finely chopped
1. Using a large skillet, heat half the coconut oil over high heat. Add the onion and ground beef, cook, often stirring and breaking up the meat until the meat has browned.
2. To the ground beef, add the garlic, chili powder, paprika, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, salt, jalapeno, orange juice, water, and lime juice. Reduce to low heat and cook for 15 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the cilantro.
3. For the salsa, combine the lime juice, pineapple, basil, and a pinch of salt.
4. For the fried eggs, heat a non-stick frying pan on medium heat and add the remaining coconut oil. Crack the eggs into pan. Cook until the tops of the the whites have firmed up, but the yolk is still runny. Season with salt and pepper and remove the eggs from the pan. Place on a plate and set aside.
5. To serve, divide the fried eggs among tortillas and top with the beeef mix. Add the pineapple-basil-salsa, avocado, and feta cheese.
Yes, I know I’m still taking about the pigs, but who can blame me! I think the reason why homesteading and raising animals has been such an indescribable experience for me is because I’m learning more and more about my relationship with my Heavenly Father. Maybe that sounds crazy.
They trust that I will provide for them and make sure they’re happy and fed. I wonder if I fully trust that God will do the same for me. There is so much power in depending on Him the way our livestock and crops depend on us.
If you’ve stuck through all this farm and pig talk, you deserve a gold star! Oink!