The Ultimate Steak and Eggs Breakfast

by Maureen on June 16, 2014

ultimate steak and eggs breakfastThanks for all the notes asking if I was over the cruel flu.  I am down to those last few days of coughing my socks through my nose but otherwise I’m back to normal.  John has been looking after me and he’s done a good job but if I have to look at one more burger or eat one more fast food french fry I’m going to explode.

I got up this morning and said I felt good enough to make the ultimate Australian brekky for John as a thank-you for whacking my back, changing the bed linen every day, doing the cleaning up and laundry and all that fast food or soup from a can.   I expected him to say he wanted a big Aussie breakfast of bacon, eggs, grilled tomatoes, hash browns, baked mushrooms and toast but no, that wasn’t it.

“I was thinking about that new Ziggy bbq that Chris and Fran just bought and how about steak and eggs for the ultimate?” he said.

Now I’ve been out of commission for two weeks and I had no idea what a ‘ziggy’ was.  Chris and Fran live just next door and they have all the latest gadgets – including the ziggy.   I looked over the balcony and couldn’t see it so I looked it up online.  It’s the cutest bbq with interchangeable accessories allowing you to cook a stir-fry in the wok, a pizza on a pizza stone, roast meats or poultry, baked goodies and the traditional bbq fare.

I have bbq envy.  I’d never heard of Ziegler and Brown, the makers of the Ziggy and its accessories but if Fran likes it, then it’s bound to catch on quickly with foodies everywhere.

ultimate steak and eggs breakfast I went to the butcher to get the steak and just across the street is BBQs Galore in Kawana and they sell the Ziggy so I just had to stop in.  Well.  I had a long talk with the manager of the store and he said they had a ‘store ziggy’ that they used to cook lunch or breakfast every day.  Yesterday they baked scones in it and today they were doing meatballs.  This is the store Ziggy.

The Store Ziggy
I got back home and looked at John and said, “If I make a REALLY good breakfast on our bbq grill, will you buy me one of those nifty Ziggys?”  He grinned and said nothing.  I don’t have a birthday coming up and our anniversary is well and truly passed so I need to come up with something to celebrate.  The one I liked cost around $799 so it’s a bit of an investment but it’s the perfect size for the two of us.

What’s your ultimate breakfast?  I think mine would be blueberry pie or maybe waffles or pancakes or a homemade bacon egg and cheese biscuit or maybe my ultimate breakfast is just what’s put in front of me.  I don’t think I would have chosen steak and eggs but honestly, this was a perfect brunch.

The Ziggy BBQ
I marinated the steak for a couple of hours because I wanted to tweak a recipe I’d found online so that meant brunch instead of breakfast.  We had eggs, sauteed mushrooms and roasted tomatoes with garlic.  The man was happy.  It felt SO good to play in the kitchen again!

Steak and Egg Breakfast

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Steak Marinade
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This marinade is my new favourite.
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup olive oil (any oil will work)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1½ tablespoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried minced onion
  • few drops hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and whiz for half a minute or so. Pour over steak and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours but no longer than 8 hours. I marinated our steaks for 2 hours.


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Kim Beaulieu June 20, 2014 at 4:41 pm

That grill is the bomb. Seriously, you know how much I love grills.

Love this recipe too. I need to try this. Stat.


Barbara @ Barbara Bakes June 20, 2014 at 11:59 pm

I don’t remember ever having steak and eggs for breakfast. I’m sure my hubs would love it too. Glad you’re feeling better.


Glenda June 21, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Glad to hear you are feeling better. Did you get your BBQ? It sure looks good as does your brunch.


Jackie@SyrupAndBiscuits June 21, 2014 at 11:37 pm

So glad you’re back in the pink, Maureen. That breakfast looks fittin’ to eat.
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Kathy June 22, 2014 at 9:54 am

The steak and eggs breakfast would be a winner with the men in my house. Glad you’re feeling better.


Jamie June 22, 2014 at 7:44 pm

No way I could eat this for breakfast which is always basically café au lait and something carby. But…. I would happily have this for lunch or dinner!


Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) June 23, 2014 at 5:05 am

My husband ended up with the flu in late April. What a mess. I’ve never seen him so sick. I’m so glad I didn’t get it (knock on wood). It’s been so long since I’ve had steak n’ eggs for breakfast. Your marinade sounds wonderful. Pinned so I remember to give this a try.


Mary June 23, 2014 at 8:33 am

So glad you are on the mend! this breakfast is a total winner – the steak look SO good! and love the use of Worcestershire sauce!


Iron Chef Shellie June 23, 2014 at 4:38 pm

This looks like the bomb dot com Maureen!!
Salivating right now :)


Heike Herrling June 23, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Oh my – this looks so delicious!
I LOVE my BBQ – we have the baby weber on the road with us (with the high lid for roasting) and in storage we have the family sized weber – which is just the best ever! The flavour it gives meat is the best.
But, it doesn’t have a wok spot and I would love that! So great to cook smelly curry pastes out (oh how I hate the smell of that dried fish paste) outside on a high heat. So wonderful! They should give you a mega discount for our fabulous promotion of their product ;) x
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Karen (Back Road Journal) June 23, 2014 at 9:12 pm

I’m glad you are feeling better and what a way to thank John. He must have loved his breakfast.
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sheila June 23, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Ken would love this breakfast for dinner! Glad to hear your feeling better.


mjskit June 24, 2014 at 12:28 am

So glad that you’ve kicked that nasty flu! It does sound like you jumped right out of bed and back in the kitchen. A Ziggy? Have never heard of it. I can’t show this to Bobby or he’ll want one too. :) He does all of the outside cooking (except for chile roasting and I do that). He’s almost got more gadgets for cooking outside than I have in the kitchen. :) Well I hope you get yours and have fun with it. As far as steak and eggs for breakfast, yours looks awesome, but I would have to wait to later in the day to eat it. A heavy breakfast puts me back to sleep. My ultimate breakfast is Huevos Rancheros (bet you could have guessed that one. :) ). I’ve never marinated a steak before. I’m going to need to try that. I bet it makes it REALLY juicy!
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ChopinandMysaucepan June 24, 2014 at 11:15 am

Dear Maureen,

I love my steaks and I love eggs. Why haven’t I had both together for brekky??


Eva Taylor June 24, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Oh no, not another grill thingy! We have a boring old Weber grill at home (natural gas) and at the cottage (charcoal) and if JT gets a hint of this he’ll definitely want one.
That breaky looks and sounds wonderful. Glad you’re feeling better.
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Rachel Cooks June 24, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Glad you’re feeling better! This whole meal looks amazing — my husband would probably propose AGAIN if I made him this. ;)


Bam's Kitchen June 25, 2014 at 12:36 am

Maureen, I am so glad you are on the mend these cold and flus can be so difficult to shake off. Your hubby is fantastic for taking care of you while you were down. Dud you dog lay down with you when you were sick? Somehow they know when you are not well.. This is one delicious steak marinade whether it is for the kicked up auzzie breakie or any meal. Take Care of yourself and rest.


Maureen June 25, 2014 at 12:23 pm

As we get older our ability to bounce back is reduced – sadly :) The dog never left my side. He still hasn’t. :)


GiGi Eats June 25, 2014 at 3:34 pm

UGH the amount of drool rolling down my face right now rivals that of a wolf hovering over his/her prey!!


Donalyn@TheCreeksideCook June 26, 2014 at 11:34 am

So glad you are feeling better and that is some gadget – wow! My husband loves steak and eggs, so I’ll be hanging on to this recipe for a weekend sometime soon – thanks!
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Ella-HomeCookingAdventure June 26, 2014 at 3:34 pm

So glad you posted a steak marinade, I am not cooking meat too often and this is a good help for my next steak. I” let you know what my family think about this :)


Amanda (@lambsearshoney) June 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm

That certainly looks like a mighty fine brekky – I especially like the hash browns. I’m a sucker for fried potatoes any way I can get them. I’ll be keen to see what you come up with when you get the fancy-pants barbie!
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Reply June 26, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Great breaky Maureen. i agree with you my favourite breakfast is what is put in front of me. Glad to hear you are feeling better and that John came to the rescue


Kim | a little lunch July 1, 2014 at 1:23 am

Maureen, so glad you’re almost over what’s been ailing you! This breakfast and your steak marinade surely helped… not to mention the prospect of a Ziggy grill. (Hint, hint, John…) Steak & eggs is a once in awhile ‘treat’ breakfast for TMOFW ‘n me now (we lived for it during the trucking days) and grilled tomatoes are the perfect side! Wishing you good health and more ultimate breakfasts!


Claire @ Simply Sweet Justice July 14, 2014 at 2:43 pm

This is getting tried tomorrow night!


Amy @ Elephant Eats July 15, 2014 at 6:17 am

So glad you’re feeling better! This looks like one hearty breakfast…love the addition of the mushrooms. YUM!!
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