Steak and eggs

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Steak and eggs
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Steak and eggs
CourseBreakfast or brunch
Region or stateGlobal cuisine
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsbeefsteak and eggs

Steak and eggs is a dish prepared with beefsteak and eggs as primary ingredients.[1] It is most typically served as a breakfast or brunch food,[2][3] but may be consumed at any mealtime, such as for dinner in the evening.


Various types of beefsteaks can be used, such as rib eye, strip, sirloin and flank,[1][2][4][5] among others. Additional ingredients may include bell pepper, garlic, onion, butter, salt, pepper, seasonings and others.[1][2] Accompaniments may include various sauces, such as steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, chimichurri and others.[2][4]


Variations include steak and egg sandwiches, open sandwiches and steak and Eggs Benedict.[3][6] A version of steak and egg salad utilizes greens such as arugula, poached eggs and steak.[7]

In popular culture[edit]

Steak and eggs is the traditional NASA astronaut's breakfast, first served to Alan Shepard before his flight on May 5, 1961.[8]

Having been a common breakfast in Australia in the first half of the 20th century, the meal is also the customary pre-landing breakfast of the United States Marine Corps, due to the Marines having copied it from Australian soldiers when the two countries campaigned together during the Pacific War.[9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c The Farmstead Egg Cookbook. p. 71.
  2. ^ a b c d Steak Lover's Cookbook. p. 71.
  3. ^ a b Simply Fresh: Casual Dining at Home. p. 60.
  4. ^ a b The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-Free Foods. p. 84.
  5. ^ Paleo Breakfast Recipes.
  6. ^ Brunch. p. 120.
  7. ^ Eggs on Top: Recipes Elevated by an Egg. p. 146.
  8. ^ Steak, Beans and Vests: NASA's Weird Traditions.
  9. ^ "Steak and Eggs Landing Party Breakfast at Monroe VFW hall – calendar, powered by Helios Calendar". 24 March 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2012.[dead link]
  10. ^ Steven J. Morabito (2008). Terranova, a Remembrance. ISBN 9781467864909. Retrieved 29 June 2012.

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