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Wake and Steak: Steak for Breakfast

Thursday, October 03, 2019

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A s the weekend beckons we fantasise about sleeping in, and start thinking about what to cook for breakfast/brunch. Well, how about steak? Yes, steak for breakfast! Fun fact: individuals who eat a high protein breakfast aren't as likely to indulge in foods high in sugar and fat later in the day. We're not saying so; the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is.

There are countless breakfast steak recipes, immediately coming to mind are steak and eggs. So simple to execute, it sees steak replacing more traditional breakfast meats, and served alongside eggs. Feel free to jazz it up by topping with chimichurri or adding a side of Scotch bonnet-laced callaloo. Yum!

Not in the mood for multiple dishes? Here comes the one-pot breakfast/brunch. This steak and eggs breakfast skillet has everything you need for a hearty and delicious meal — eggs, potatoes, blue cheese, fresh herbs and, of course, steak. It's pretty much a potato hash with steak and eggs, but it's so easy to put together (remember, everything is cooked in one skillet) that you have some “me time” as well. We're so confident about this dish that we've included the recipe.

Next up, we have good ole steak tacos. Since it's the weekend, you may wish to channel your inner chef and make tortillas from scratch. It's worth it. However, if you're time-crunched, in the words of the Barefoot Contessa, “store-bought is fine”. If you wish to explore Mexico's culinary landscape beyond tacos, try making huevos rancheros with steak, or should we say bistec?

If you're really planning on indulging, think about Eggs Benedict with thin slices of steak. Alternatively, you can sauté strips of steak, à la pepper steak, and have it with fried dumplings, and sautéed cabbage.

So, as you think about your weekend plans, just remember a great breakfast is only one steak away!


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