Beef + Brussels Sprout Breakfast Bowl.

This is not a recipe so much as it is a suggestion for what you should be eating for breakfast.

[Leaf Parade. Beef + Brussels Sprout Breakfast Bowl.]

You could think of it as a public service announcement, really.

[Leaf Parade. Beef + Brussels Sprout Breakfast Bowl.]

Brussels sprouts, ground beef, sweet potatoes, and a fried egg. Because it just feels right.


Beef + Brussels Sprout Breakfast Bowl — Gluten-free, Paleo, and Whole30 compliant.

For one.


  • 1 tablespoon ghee (or coconut oil)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • Garlic salt (I like the roasted garlic salt grinder from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1/2¬† cup grated sweet potato
  • About 4 ounces of ground beef
  • About 5 ounces of shredded Brussels sprouts
  • 1 egg, cooked your style


In a cast-iron skillet, heat the ghee over a medium flame. Once it’s warm, add the onion and a bit of garlic salt and saute for a few minutes, until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the sweet potato and continue to saute for a few minutes longer, until it’s also soft. Add the beef and a bit more garlic salt, and cook until the meat has browned and is fully cooked. Then add the Brussels sprouts and saute for about five more minutes, until they are bright green and a bit crispy on the edges. Salt again, if needed, and top with an egg.


Good news! This recipe is Whole30 compliant!

  • Read more about the Whole30 guidelines and my goals for the program here and here.
  • Get my tips for prepping and planning for the Whole30 here.
  • Follow my Whole30 board on Pinterest here.
  • For more pictures, check out my Instagram page here.


  1. I love dinner-for-breakfast (and the other way ’round too.) Once you put a fried egg on any dish, it makes a perfect sunny breakfast bowl. Yum!

  2. I found this on Pinterest and made it this morning and I have to agree with your suggestion that people SHOULD be eating this for breakfast. So freaking good! So glad I found your blog.

  3. My new favorite breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner. LOVE it.

  4. This sounds amazingly delicious. More than a few of my favorite things… I will have to do this tomorrow am..

  5. Try it this way: wash and halve brussels sprouts, then cut one inch strips of no-nitrate bacon (I keep mine in the freezer and lop off an inch at a time). Place bacon in a big fry pan and when they are partially cooked, add a tablespoon or two of butter and brussels sprouts. Cook and stir until brussels sprouts are browned, but tender, and bacon is fully cooked. Transfer to a bowl and serve topped with a fried egg. Great Breakfast!

  6. Hello, just had to stop back to tell you I LOVE this. I make extra of the meat/sweet potato/onion mixture and freeze it in individual servings so I can just warm it up in the pan then add the brussels sprouts and an egg.

  7. I think I’ll substitute homemade organic pastured pork sausage for the ground beef. js

  8. I just ran across this recipe and couldn’t wait for breakfast, so I made it for dinner. I’m eating as I type and have to say that it is DELISH!!


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