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Breakfast flank steak and eggs with guacamole

Breakfast flank steak and eggs with guacamole

I always had a special relationship with breakfast, especially on weekends. Weekend mornings are meant for special food-related treats, such as apple pancakes, French toast, or a flank steak and eggs over guacamole, as the case is with our today’s recipe. Put that flank steak, eggs and guacamole on top of fried tortilla, top with cheddar and mozzarella cheese – and what you have is an amazing breakfast/brunch that is surprisingly easy to make. Easy to make is a key thing for me on weekends. I am not the one who likes to slave over food preparation on Saturday mornings in the kitchen, no, I’d rather read a magazine or surf internet (for recipes, of course). I want something easy but also something unique and different than regular bacon and eggs and something that I could serve not only to my husband (who will eat anything) but also to a group friends should they spend a weekend with us. This flank steak and eggs recipe is a perfect dish for that.

I love flank steak. Not only is it an affordable cut of a high quality meat, it is also very easy to cook on stove top, and the resulting steak looks like it just came off the grill, while all you did is use a skillet indoors. Flank steak is a thin cut, so it’s easy to get this nice searing effect on both sides while attaining the perfect medium-rare in the center – all on the stove top.

This recipe serves 4 people, and each serving has 2 eggs, 1/4 pound flank steak, 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese on top of a tortilla. It’s a perfect portion (not too little and not too much) for a late Sunday breakfast or brunch, and you can easily multiply or reduce the ingredients based on the number of people served.

Breakfast flank steak and eggs with guacamole

Breakfast flank steak and eggs with guacamole

Prep time: 30 min
Serves 4 people

Ingredients for flank steak:

  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lb flank steak

Ingredients for eggs and assembly:

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 small corn tortillas (gluten free)
  • guacamole made out of 2 avocados (you can make your own from scratch, or use guacamole mix in a packet, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper

To cook flank steak:

1) Mince garlic with knife, set aside. Combine spices together in a small bowl.

2) Pat steak dry, then rub spices all over. Sprinkle minced garlic on both sides of the steak.

3) Heat large skillet on high heat. Once the skillet gets hot, add olive oil until it sizzles. Then add flank steak to the skillet and sear on high heat 3-4 minutes on each side for medium-rare, making sure you have garlic searing underneath steak or around steak.

4) Transfer steak to a cutting board and let it rest 10 minutes. Cut steak across the grain into relatively thin slices. Set aside.

To prepare and assemble steak and over easy eggs:

1) Grease a large skillet (with Pam) and heat it on medium heat until hot. Crack each egg and pour onto the hot skillet. Depending on the size of the skillet you may fry from 2 to 4 eggs at the same time. Do not overcrowd the skillet. Cook until the whites of the eggs solidify and the yolks remain medium-rare. Using a wide flat spatula, transfer eggs onto the plate.

2) In a large skillet fry tortillas in 1 tablespoon olive oil on both sides, until each tortilla puffs up. Place 4 tortilla on 4 serving plates.

3) Divide guacamole into 4 equal parts and put on top of each tortilla.

4) Top guacamole with slices of flank steak. Then top steak slices on each plate with 2 tablespoons of shredded cheddar and 2 tablespoons of shredded mozzarella. Finally, top each portion with 2 eggs cooked over easy. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top of eggs for taste and presentation.

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Breakfast flank steak and eggs with guacamole

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I am sharing this recipe as one of my favorite egg dishes for March 2013 with Shine Supper Club.

{ 22 comments… add one }

  • Monique March 2, 2013, 7:12 am

    The layered look:) Julia you could eat this every morning..You’re so slim and trim..
    Sitting here in front of my yogurt and all bran and flax seed..and blueberries and green tea I am thinking..she knows how to live:)
    You will have people drooling ce matin.

  • Jean | Delightful Repast March 2, 2013, 5:03 pm

    Julia, I would enjoy that fine dish *any* time of day! Ideal for brunch, but give me one of these and a margarita and I’ll call it dinner!

  • Suzanne Perazzini March 2, 2013, 6:23 pm

    That really does look like a very special breakfast. I love the combination of foods.

  • Liz March 2, 2013, 7:21 pm

    Man, does this look like one outstanding breakfast!!! YUM!

  • Ari @ Ari's Menu March 2, 2013, 10:20 pm

    Your eggs are so beautiful, and cooked so perfectly! This would wake me up any day of the week!

  • Angie@Angie's Recipes March 2, 2013, 10:46 pm

    I LOVE breakfast! This does look like a really special breakfast. The eggs are cooked to perfection.

  • Kim March 2, 2013, 11:52 pm

    I went through you most recent recipes and boy am I missing my kitchen. Everything looks so wonderful. I picked this recipe to comment on because the thing I am missing most in Thailand is mexican food. Let the quest for ingredients begin.

  • Simone March 3, 2013, 1:51 am

    Boy that looks like the kind of breakfast my husband would kill for! Haha… I’m not so big on meat for my breakfast although I’ve gotta say this looks pretty awesome to me too!

  • Barbara March 3, 2013, 6:11 am

    Wow! That’s some kind of breakfast! Good for weekends. I’d like it for lunch and/or dinner too.
    Fabulous pics…makes my mouth water!

  • Denise Browning@From Brazil To You March 3, 2013, 6:36 am

    It reminds me a Brazilian dish called Bife à Cavalo because of the eggs over the beef. It looks terrific, Julia! You made me hungry…

  • Judy @Savoring Today March 3, 2013, 7:37 am

    This breakfast is right up my alley, we love flank steak for all the reasons you mention and this is just another reason to have it. Thanks for stopping by Savoring Today and commenting, I always enjoy discovering new blogs. Look forward to seeing more of yours. :)

  • Noel Lizotte March 3, 2013, 8:47 am

    Hey Julia! We’ll be over for brunch next weekend! I’ll bring the Stuffed French Toast and you make another round of these! This looks wonderful!!

    and lol @ husband eating anything! I have one of those too!!

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets March 3, 2013, 11:33 am

    This looks delicious!!! Making me hungry :)

  • Laura Dembowski March 3, 2013, 1:18 pm

    I am more of a breakfast for dinner gal myself, and this would make the best breakfast for dinner! I keep wanting to try flank steak for something different. This looks so yummy!

  • Marina of Let the Baking Begin! March 3, 2013, 3:48 pm

    After a breakfast like this, who needs lunch? it will probably keep you full for a full day! So rich and flavorful!

  • Yelena March 3, 2013, 5:14 pm

    Very tasty looking breakfast. I would not mind to have this dish in a morning, or any time of day-)

  • john@kitchenriffs March 3, 2013, 6:22 pm

    Look great! Heck, I’d eat this for dinner. ;-) And as you say, the portion sizes really aren’t too much. Good stuff – thanks.

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking March 3, 2013, 7:27 pm

    That looks so good! I could definitely go for that for breakfast!

  • Rosa March 4, 2013, 12:15 am

    A breakfast fit for a king or a queen! Ever so scrumptious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • Amanda March 5, 2013, 6:12 pm

    OMG! Guacamole AND eggs – Yum! This would make a fun weekend brunch.

  • Frank @ Kraemers Culinary Blog March 9, 2013, 9:44 pm

    What a great breakfast. The eggs are sunny side up, the flank steak medium topped with guacamole and cheese – delicious. Well Done.

  • Carole March 14, 2013, 1:10 pm

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about breakfast dishes. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Cheers

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