The Best Breakfast Combo: Steak and Eggs
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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but all too often, we go for cereals and blend toasts. We even ignore this essential meal in favor of coffee and go about our day on an empty stomach instead of eating a homemade breakfast.
This article will help you avoid processed food and the all-day “growl” with an easy protein-packed meal recipe: the famous steak and eggs breakfast.
We included three recipe variations of this hearty meal to satisfy any taste (buds).
What’s Steak and Eggs?
Steak and eggs is a high-calorie breakfast or brunch. This combination offers the fat and flavor favored by athletes, cowboys, and lovers of culinary excess.
The ultimate pairing of two high-protein foods is a carnivore’s delight.
While advocates of low-fat, high-fiber breakfasts flee in terror at the sight of this dish, the combination of tender meat and yolky fried eggs is considered a healthy meal by bodybuilders, protein enthusiasts, and advocates of the “One Meal a Day” diet.
The steak and eggs breakfast was introduced to the United States by the U.S. Marine Corps in the early 1900s. Marines who fought with Australian Allied soldiers in World War Two copied the famous breakfast, and it became as a result a standard pre-landing meal.
This was due to the job’s high-energy demand that required lots of calories and sustaining, slow-burning protein.
Steak and eggs breakfast became the traditional NASA astronaut’s pre-launch breakfast when it was served to Alan Shepard in 1961 during the early Apollo missions.
There’s no meal as rich and flavorful as this breakfast. As marines and astronauts’ favorite dish, it fulfills the promise to get you through the most challenging and most energy-demanding missions of your day.
Steak and eggs breakfast is a versatile meal with versatile ingredients. You can use different cuts of beef like sirloin and short-loin cuts to sear. You can also use different types of eggs like goose and chickens’ eggs to fry. It all comes down to your personal preferences.
For this article, we chose the most common combination for the steak and eggs recipe.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), there are about 230 calories in one serving of Rib-Eye Steak.
One serving weighs 112 grams (4 oz) and includes
- 23g of protein
- 16g of lipid
- 7g of fatty acids
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), there are about 71 calories in one egg.
One egg weighs 50.3 grams and includes
- 6.24g of protein
- 5g of lipid
- 4g of fatty acids
This winning blend is a buttery and flavor-rich meal that makes a bold choice to start your day or as a brunch’s signature dish.
If you’ve got a weak heart, go for fruits and oatmeal. However, if you’re a daring gourmand, this will be an addictive combination to your taste buds.
The juice-filled steak texture that melts in your mouth and the buttery golden sauce frying the eggs is an irresistible blend.
How to Cook Steak and Eggs?
Like any classic meal, steak and eggs can be cooked in different ways.
If you’re a fan of this greasy dish, you’d be more inclined to pan-sear your steak and fry your eggs in the accumulated fat from the meat’s marbling, and you won’t omit that knob of butter for the extra flavor and softness.
The liquid yolk from the sunny-side up eggs and warm beef fat can be mopped up with buttered toast.
The best steak cuts that go well with this recipe variation are Rib-Eye steaks and New York strip steaks.
However, if you’re more into healthy, “fatless” meals, opt for a beef cut with less visible marbling like Flank steak or tenderloin.
You might want to choose beef cuts that are graded “choice” or “select” instead of “Prime,” as the latter usually holds more fat.
Since fat is required for this meal to pan-sear the steak, you can change your grease source to a healthier alternative like a drizzle of olive oil. Instead of frying the egg, you could consider hard-boiling it.
Steak and Eggs Recipe
There are many variations of this recipe. We’ve assembled three different recipes that you can follow to the letter or make your changes for the perfect steak and eggs breakfast.
The meal should be served with the fat from the steak still sizzling.
Side orders can include roasted potatoes or hash browns, avocadoes, or toast.