Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism and gives you energy throughout the day to help you stay focused and productive. For most people, their daily breakfast is a cup of tea or coffee, and they are on their way.
However, eating a balanced breakfast can promote a healthy heart, regulate digestion, and improve dietary guidelines. Steak and eggs is one of the most all-American breakfasts someone could cook. This hearty breakfast has been a staple in America for over 70 years and reigns supreme as the most filling, energizing, and tasty breakfast.
If you’re looking for new breakfast meat to add to your lineup, here are the reasons why you should eat steak for breakfast.
The History of Steak & Eggs
The history of steak for breakfast begins in the early to mid-twentieth century, when steak and eggs were considered Australia’s national dish. Although American and English newspapers mentioned the dish in the mid-nineteenth century, steak and eggs were strongly associated with Australia and considered an Australian dish by World War II.
However, in the 1940s, the United States Marine Corps took notes and made steak and eggs their pre-landing breakfast. The military eventually enjoyed the hearty breakfast more than the Australians because there was often a short supply of eggs. The eggs left were given to those who needed them most. The meat was rationed, and Australians were encouraged to eat mutton instead of beef. This forced restaurants in Australia to remove steak and eggs from their menus.
After World War II, steak and eggs became increasingly popular in the 1960s. NASA served astronaut Alan Shepard this breakfast before he became the first American to travel to space. Since then, this breakfast has become a tradition for astronauts to eat for the last six decades.
Why Should You Eat This Hearty Breakfast?
The most famous steak breakfast, steak and eggs, is a zero-carb, filling, and nourishing breakfast consisting of two ingredients. However, various breakfast dishes are flavorful, unique, and suit anyone’s taste preferences. If you are looking for a delicious way to start your day, here are a few reasons why you should eat steak for breakfast.
Start Your Day With Protein
Protein is one of the essential additions to ensure a balanced diet. Protein helps build and repair tissue, keep hair and fingernails solid and healthy, and create hormones and enzymes.
Starting your day off with a hearty serving of protein helps stabilize your blood sugar, keep your body strong, and curb mid-morning snacking.
However, the recommended amount of protein you should eat in the morning is about 25 grams, which is the equivalent of five eggs. But not everyone wants to eat five eggs first thing in the morning.
Instead, you can enjoy Wagyu steak with two eggs and breakfast potatoes for the same amount of protein but with a rich and buttery taste.
Begin Your Day in a Better Mood
Because steak has high fat and protein, your body will be satisfied longer, reducing your need to snack. The protein from the steak minimizes the level of a hormone named ghrelin which contributes to our cranky moods. So when you are finished with your steak breakfast, you will be full and happy!
Promotes Muscle Growth
Most people know that protein helps with maintaining and promoting muscle growth. A high protein diet will help keep and build muscle mass. If you are trying to gain muscle but lose weight, adding steak and eggs to your breakfast lineup may be best.
Steak Goes Well With Any Morning Meal
There are more breakfast combinations with steak other than steak and eggs. If steak and eggs isn’t something you’re interested in, you can create your own breakfast combo or opt for a classic Wagyu beef sausage! You can pair this protein with anything from hash browns or tortillas and avocado.
The Ultimate Steak & Eggs Recipe
Steak and eggs is a savory dish packed with protein, and it is very simple to make! All you need is:
- Your steak of choice (we recommend Wagyu ribeye)
- Two eggs
- Olive oil
- Black pepper
Before cooking, remove the steak from the refrigerator and allow it to settle to room temperature for about 30 minutes to an hour. After the steak has acclimated, rub the steak with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and paprika.
Place your cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat, and once the pan heats up, add your steak to the pan. If you are cooking Wagyu ribeye, you should sear your meat for only 3 minutes on each side. However, if you are cooking a thick NY strip, cook your steak until it forms a golden crust for about 8 minutes, and only flip it once. Ensure that your steak has an internal temperature of 120–130 degrees Fahrenheit before consuming it.
Once your steak is done, place it to the side and let it rest for 10 minutes to allow the juices to seep into the meat. When you are waiting for your steak to finish resting, make your eggs any way you like, and enjoy!
Other Steak Breakfast Ideas
There are many simple ways to eat steak for a delicious morning meal. If eating steak and eggs is not for you, but you are tired of bagels and oatmeal, here are other ways to incorporate steak into your breakfast.
- Steak breakfast tacos
- Steak, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich
- Philly cheesesteak omelet
- Steak, egg, and hash browns bowl
- Breakfast casserole with steak
Including steak in your diet to start your day has many benefits besides it being flavorful. Adding this protein to your diet in the morning can help give you the energy to stay productive. It also gives you an incredible number of vitamins and nutrients and helps you gain muscle. At Lone Mountain Wagyu, we are always ready to try new ways to incorporate this delicious beef into our diets.
Make the first meal of the day count by checking out our online store for high-quality Wagyu beef! From ground beef to sausages to steak to sampler packs, we have anything and everything to ensure a flavorsome and savory experience.