I was looking for a clever quote about breakfast to insert here, but after searching the nerd net and finding several BS quotes about wives looking like crap in the morning I decided to scrap that idea. Luckily, I don’t look any worse in the morning than I do the rest of the day.
I had 1lb of ground beef left from our last quarter cow, so that is what I used, you sub any type of ground meat you like, pork would be fantastic here too.
- 1lb ground meat
- 1 t sage
- 1TB whole fennel seeds
- 1/4 t marjoram
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 t garlic
- 1/2 t red pepper: I use korean sun-dried pepper because of its mild smoky kick, if you are using regular crushed red pepper you might want to use a bit less
- 2 bell peppers
- 4 eggs
First light up your grill and let the coals heat up while you do the prep work. The bell peppers are easy, lob them in half and scoop out the seeds, set aside with your eggs. Then take your meat and spices and incorporate all of that awesomeness together. I made mine into 4 quarter pound patties.
Yep, my yard looks like crap, I know, if you have ever met my dog you would understand why. D is giving the grates a good brushy-brushy to clean them off before we put the food on.
Eggs on the grill is pretty bad ass, the peppers are like tasty edible little cooking pans that keep your eggs from falling through the grates. We put the peppers on the grill first, on the indirect side, albeit close to the hotness. I then cracked the eggs into the peppers over the grill, but that is because I am really clumsy and also have animals who are very destructive. I didn’t want to clean up liquid egg snot so…yeah over the grill. If you are worried about getting egg-shell in your food then you can crack them individually into a separate receptacle first. I am not worried though, I like to live life on the edge!
After you are all done with that throw your little beefy discs of breakfast heaven on the grill. The USDA recommends cooking all ground beef to an internal temp of 160F, but they are also corrupt , and I trust the source of my meat, so ya know…eff them and just eyeball it.
Your eggs will take a while to set, about 30 minutes depending on the heat of your grill, I would plan to put the meat on about 15 minutes after the eggs, this will give it plenty of time to cook and a few moments to rest. You should always let your meat rest and come to a stable temperature. This does not just apply to steak, give it five minutes on a plate in its own juices before you start digging in. Bonus point: you will be less likely to burn off your taste buds this way too.
You can attempt to be delicate and eat this with a fork, but that sort of takes the fun out of it. The rules of BBQ state, that if you cook it on the grill you are allowed to eat it with your hands. Ok, it doesn’t really say that anywhere, but those are the rules in my house and I just like eating with my hands.