Prepare this hearty, plant-based, Mediterranean breakfast skillet recipe using only a cast-iron skillet or sheet pan. Turn your Trifecta A La Carte Beyond Beef® patties into a savory breakfast hash packed with 22 grams of protein per serving!
The Magic of Cast-Iron Cooking
A Cast-iron skillet is on my list of kitchen essentials. They are versatile pans and when well-seasoned create a patina, aka a shiny and non-stick coating. This means you can use less or no-oil when cooking in cast-iron so long as you take care of your pan.
It’s hard to beat the durability of a cast-iron skillet, and even harder to find a pan that will retain heat consistently enough to perfectly caramelize proteins and vegetables.
Utilizing a cast-iron pan to prepare this vegan breakfast skillet helps crisp the small diced sweet potatoes and chickpeas while browning the Beyond Meat® and artichokes. Try using a cast-iron pan when cooking up other delicious vegan recipes!
If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet you can either: combine everything onto a baking sheet and bake it for 25 minutes at 425 degrees or use a large non-stick or stainless steel skillet.
How to prepare a Vegan Mediterranean Breakfast Skillet
Prep time: 10
Cook time: 20
- 4 Trifecta A La Carte Beyond Beef® patties or 1 (16 oz) package Beyond Beef®
- ½ cup tomatoes, cherry, sliced
- 1 can artichoke hearts, drained and sliced
- 1 can chickpeas, drained
- ½ cup sweet potato, small diced
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 10 kalamata olives, minced
- 2 teaspoons coriander
- 1 tablespoons rosemary, fresh or dried
- 1 tablespoon oregano, fresh or dried
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- Cutting board and knife
- Large cast-iron pan or skillet
- Spatula or wooden spoon
Step One: Mise en Place
Mise en place is a french culinary term meaning “to put in place”; gather and measure all your ingredients before you start the cooking. You’ll find that this helps speed up the process and ensures you aren’t rummaging through the fridge while something is on the stove.
Be sure to mise en place first, gather all your ingredients for your delicious vegan recipe and feel free to add red bell peppers or other vegetables.
Step Two: Get Cooking
Heat a medium or large skillet over medium-high heat, add chickpeas, small diced sweet potato, garlic and onions. Sauté for 5 minutes. Deglaze (help release all the little brown bits) with 2-3 Tablespoons of lemon juice then add in the Beyond Meat® and begin to break it up in the pan.
Cook for 5 minutes until lightly browned then add the coriander, nutritional yeast, artichoke hearts, and tomatoes. Continue to sauté on medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until the Beyond Meat® is cooked through. Then, turn off the heat.
Alternatively, add everything to a sheet-pan and bake in a 425 degree oven for 25 minutes.
Step Three: Serve and Enjoy!
The last step is to mix in the olives and fresh herbs then, dig in!
Meal Prep Magic: storage, reheating, and inspiration
This delicious hash will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge so you can prepare it ahead of time and portion it out into microwave safe containers for breakfast on-the-go! It only takes 3 minutes to reheat in the microwave.
While you map out your meal prep for the week think about how to cross-utilize recipes and ingredients to help you stick to your budget and save time.
Pick recipes that have similar ingredients in them to prepare in the same week.
Make this Mediterranean Breakfast Skillet and Trifecta's High-Protein Vegan Pasta in the same week since they have similar ingredients.
Easily turn this recipe into lunch or dinner by topping it with a kale or arugula salad dressed with Trifecta's Green Goddess Sauce!
Looking for other high-protein vegan meal prep recipes? Check out this Vegan Meal Prep Guide created by our registered dietician!
Consuming a nutritionally balanced, plant-based, vegan diet requires a bit of effort. Be sure to prioritize an intentionally stocked pantry and fridge with variety and value. Check out our Vegan Meal Prep Kit for more tricks to optimize your meal prep!