Autumn Pork Breakfast Skillet

The Thrifty Homesteader


This is the recipe that I shared in the raising pigs section of the second edition of my fourth book, Homegrown and Handmade. Although it calls for ground pork, you can use any kind of ground meat. In the video I use ground dark turkey meat. You can also use whatever vegetables you have on hand. The photos here have butternut squash, whereas the recipe in the book suggests kale and apples, and in the video, I use spinach. You could fix this every day for weeks, but it could be different because you can use different meat, vegetables, and even fruit. Prep time will depend on whether you are using frozen vegetables or fresh, which need to be cleaned and chopped.


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons lard
  • 1 tablespoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 apples (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 pound kale (chopped)


  1. Melt the lard and crumble the pork in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle spices over pork. Stir as the meat browns....
  2. Get the full instructions at The Thrifty Homesteader
Autumn Pork Breakfast Skillet

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