Breakfast for Dinner

I think we all can agree switching up your recipe routine is essential.

Growing up, “breakfast for dinner” usually meant pancakes, bacon, and eggs. Literally, breakfast at dinnertime.

This time I didn’t want to do something quite so literal, but I wanted to throw in some unexpected ingredients.

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The Breakfast Burger (THM S)

  • 1lb 90/10 ground beef
  • 1/3 c diced cheese (I used chipotle cheddar)
  • 8-10 dashes hot sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 strips of bacon
  • 4 eggs

Cook the bacon on a broiler pan in the oven for 10-15 minutes on 400.

While that’s happening, assemble the burgers. Mix together ground beef, diced cheese, hot sauce, salt and pepper until just combined (no over-mixing!). Pat the meat into an even round, then score into 4s, and form patties. When you have the shape you want, make an extra little divet in the center of the patty. Depress it about 1/4 of an inch. This helps prevent semi-circle burgers once they’re cooked.

Cook the burgers over medium heat in a cast iron skillet until desired cook is achieved.

While the burgers are cooking, start your sunny-side-up eggs. In a small cast iron skillet, add 1 Tsp of butter and set over medium-low heat. Once pan is heated, and butter is just melted add your egg. Season with salt and pepper. Then, be patient! The egg is done once the white is cooked, it takes about 3-4 minutes, and you don’t want to rush by hiking up the temperature. Low and slow, and you’ll  get that beautiful, runny yolk.

Assemble by topping your cooked patties with 2 strips of crispy bacon (I cross them in an “x” for even distribution) and your sunny eggs.

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Gorgeous.

Breakfast Style Cauli Grits (THM S)

  • 1/2 a large head or 1 small head cauliflower
  • 3 Tsp butter
  • 2-3 wedges garlic herb Laughing Cow cheese
  • 3 Tsp cream cheese
  • salt and pepper

Cut the cauliflower into chunks and pulse in a food processor until large crumbles form. Place the crumbles into a microwave safe bowl, cover with a damp paper towel, and microwave for 5 minutes. Place the cooked crumbles back into the food processor (don’t rinse it! The raw crumbles add texture.) with  the butter, Laughing Cow, cream cheese, salt and pepper and pulse 2-3 times or until desired texture is formed. Serve with an extra little pat of butter for the full “breakfast” effect.

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