Meat breakfasts

If you are like me and prefer savoury breakfasts but are tired of eggs, meat-based breakfasts might be a good option for you. They are cost-effective, easy to prepare, can be made in advance and freeze well. It’s a great way to get quality protein and a good amount of veggies before heading to work. Here are a few ideas if you want to give them a go.

Meat breakfasts

Lamb seco breakfast

Ingredients

Seco de cordero

  • Meat: ground lamb
  • Fat: ghee or tallow
  • Base veggies: chopped onion, minced garlic
  • Seasoning: ají amarillo (Peruvian yellow chilli)
  • Extra veggies/ingredients: grated pumpkin, apple cider vinegar, S&P

Relleno de empanada

  • Meat: ground beef
  • Fat: ghee or tallow
  • Base veggies: chopped onion, minced garlic
  • Seasoning: ají amarillo (Peruvian yellow chilli), S&P
  • Extra veggies/ingredients: chopped olives, chopped boiled egg, raisins

Salchicha criolla

  • Meat: ground pork
  • Fat: ghee or lard
  • Base veggies: N/A
  • Seasoning: paprika, garlic powder, ají panca (Peruvian dried red chili), achiote, S&P
  • Extra veggies/ingredients: scrambled eggs when heating up & serving

Liver power

  • Meat: ground beef, chopped liver
  • Fat: ghee or tallow
  • Base veggies: chopped onion
  • Seasoning: oregano, S&P
  • Extra veggies/ingredients: spinach or kale

Greek lamb

  • Meat: ground lamb
  • Fat: ghee or tallow
  • Base veggies: chopped onion
  • Seasoning: rosemary, S&P
  • Extra veggies/ingredients: spinach or kale

Mirepoix

  • Meat: ground beef, chopped liver
  • Fat: ghee or tallow
  • Base veggies: chopped onion, chopped celery, chopped carrot
  • Seasoning: S&P
  • Extra veggies/ingredients: spinach or kale

Red curry

  • Meat: ground beef
  • Fat: coconut oil
  • Base veggies: chopped onion
  • Seasoning: red curry paste, fish sauce
  • Extra veggies/ingredients: Chinese broccoli

Green curry

  • Meat: ground chicken
  • Fat: coconut oil
  • Base veggies: chopped onion
  • Seasoning: green curry paste, fish sauce
  • Extra veggies/ingredients: green beans or broccoli

Directions for all of them:

  1. Heat fat in a big pan or pot.
  2. Brown meat.
  3. Lower heat, add base veggies, cook for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Add seasoning and extra veggies/ingredients.
  5. Taste, turn off heat, let cool down, serve in containers.

These can be kept in the fridge if you plan on using them in the next 5 days or so, otherwise freeze them.

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