The popular saying goes that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” but most Western breakfasts, such as cereals and toast, simply aren’t providing our bodies with the nutrients we need to kickstart our day.
In true Paleo form, I believe that a protein-rich start to the day is important. Providing your body with protein instantly fuels your body naturally for what lies ahead.
For years my boyfriend and I have been a fan of traditional bacon and egg breakfasts, but, after having lived in Hawai’i, we were inspired by the island style Loco Moco and thought that we would get a little more creative.
Following the arrival of our most recent Corner Post Meats order, we began adding grass-fed sausage to our daily breakfast routine and, after a little experimenting, my boyfriend mastered “The Breakfast Burger!” Here is his ultra-Paleo (and perhaps somewhat manly) recipe:
2 teaspoons coconut oil
1 strip bacon
1/4 lb. breakfast sausage
1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, optional
1 large egg
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Place the bacon on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Place the breakfast sausage meat and spices in a small bowl and mix together before forming a patty.
In a small sauté pan, melt 1 teaspoon of coconut oil over medium heat.
Add the seasoned sausage patty and cook until your desired preparation is reached.
Meanwhile, in a second small sauté pan, melt the other teaspoon of coconut oil over medium heat and add the egg, cooking it sunny side up.
Once all three parts of The Breakfast Burger are cooked, stack them on a serving plate: sausage patty at the bottom, bacon in the middle and the egg on top.
Enjoy the Paleo decadence, guilt-free,