Breakfast on the Grill

Beer-Can Breakfast Burgers

One of the most challenging things about sheltering at home is finding the motivation each morning to get out of bed. There’s nothing like the promise of a hearty grilled breakfast to get the day started. If you’ve never cooked breakfast on the grill before, now is the time. Here are some ideas and recipes to get you started.

11 Grilled Breakfast Recipes

1. Grilled grapefruit with hot honey

Slice two grapefruits in half through their equators and dip the cut sides in granulated sugar. Grill (cut sides down) over medium heat until the sugars begin to caramelize. Drizzle with warmed chile-infused honey.


2. Catalan Tomato Bread

I first ate this breakfast at a Spanish finca (farm) near the town of Mérida; called pa amb tomaquét, it’s one of Steven’s favorites, too. Slice a red, ripe, juicy tomato in half and set aside. Peel a large clove of garlic and cut in half. Grill four slices of rough-crumbed country-style bread on both sides until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes per side. Rub the bread with garlic, then with the cut side of a tomato half. (Discard the skin.) Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt. If desired, top with thin slices of Serrano ham.

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3. Breakfast Beer Can Burgers

Beer-Can Breakfast Burgers

This substantial sandwich will keep you fueled all day long. Kids love them, too.

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4. Real Deal Holyfield (Brisket Breakfast Taco)

Real Deal Holyfield (Brisket Breakfast Taco) with Fire-Charred Salsa

A plancha, griddle, or large cast-iron skillet will make the cook’s job easier. Featured on Season 2 of Steven’s show, Project Fire, on American Public Television, this hearty taco was a huge hit with the crew.

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5. Avocado Chile Tartines

Grilled Avocado Toast

Make these open-faced sandwiches when you have a perfectly ripe avocado on hand.

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6. Bacon, Bean, and Egg Quesadilla

Bacon, Bean, and Egg Quesadillas

Not just for breakfast, this satisfying quesadilla is wonderful with a dollop of fresh pico de gallo.

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7. Grilled Glazed Donuts

Halve glazed donuts and lightly toast on the grill grate until warmed through. Spread with Nutella or top with a grilled sausage patty.


8. Grilled Eggs with Prosciutto and Parmesan

Grilled Eggs with Prosciutto and Parmesan

Crispy, salty prosciutto tops these eggs, which are served with grilled toast. What a great start to the day! Serves 4 generously.

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9. Mile-High Pancake

Mile High Pancake

Richard Dallett

You likely have everything you need for this dramatic pancake in your pantry. We like to serve it with pure maple syrup.

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10. 18th and Vine Rib Hash

18th & Vine Rib Hash

Michael Hiller

In the unlikely event that you have a few pork or beef ribs left over from a previous smoking session, use them to make a batch of grilled hash topped with an egg.

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11. Pastrami Bacon

Pastrami Bacon

Though it takes five days to cure, this spiced bacon is worth the wait. Use it to make the best BLT of your life.

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