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Our 10 Favorite Grilled Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

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

Throw on a hoodie, put on a pot of coffee, and light the grill! That’s right: a grilled breakfast or brunch gets the day off to a fantastic start. This meal is also a great way to entertain on a budget. From the recipes below, you can put together a very appealing (and inexpensive) meal for friends and family. Round it out with fruit and maybe Nectarine Bellinis or a Bloody Mary bar. (For a recipe for Steven’s awesome Smoked Bloody Mary)


10 Grilled Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

1. Project Fire Breakfast Pizza

You won’t even need to set the alarm. The prospect of an egg- and bacon-topped bacon pizza cooked to perfection on the grill will be just the incentive the family needs to get out of bed. (A very impressive dish if you have weekend house guests, too!)

Breakfast Pizza

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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

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

Beer-Can Breakfast Burgers

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4. Real Deal Holyfield (Brisket Breakfast Taco)

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.

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

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5. Avocado Chile Tartines

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

Grilled Avocado Toast

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6. Bacon, Bean, and Egg Quesadilla

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

Grilled Breakfast Recipes - Bacon, Bean, and Egg Quesadillas

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7. 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.

Grilled Eggs with Prosciutto and Parmesan

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8. Mile-High Pancake

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

Mile High Pancake

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9. 18th and Vine Rib Hash

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.

18th & Vine Rib Hash

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10. 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. You can also get our Planet Barbecue Pastrami Bacon.

Pastrami Bacon

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