The Ultimate Steak and Eggs Breakfast

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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  1. says

    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!

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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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  5. says

    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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  6. says

    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.

  7. says

    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!

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