Steak and eggs
Steak and eggs
CourseBreakfast brunch and dinner
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsbeefsteak and eggs

Steak and eggs is a dish of beefsteak and fried eggs in American cuisine.[1] It is most typically served as a breakfast or brunch food.[2][3]


Various types of beefsteaks can be used, such as ribeye, strip, sirloin and flank,[1][2][4][5] among others. Additional ingredients may include bell pepper, garlic, onion, butter, salt, pepper, hot sauce, and other seasonings or condiments.[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 uses greens such as arugula, poached eggs and steak.[7]

In popular culture

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

The meal is also the customary pre-landing breakfast of the United States Marine Corps.[9][10]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Golson, Terry (30 May 2006). The Farmstead Egg Cookbook. p. 71. ISBN 9780312354589.
  2. ^ a b c d Rice, William (January 1997). Steak Lover's Cookbook. p. 71. ISBN 9780761100805.
  3. ^ a b Morgan, Jeff (25 October 2011). Simply Fresh: Casual Dining at Home. p. 60. ISBN 9781449408268.
  4. ^ a b Dupin, Olivia (January 2013). The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-Free Foods. p. 84. ISBN 9781610586238.
  5. ^ Paleo Breakfast Recipes.
  6. ^ Skipper, Joy (2007). Brunch. p. 120. ISBN 9781845377816.
  7. ^ Slonecker, Andrea (25 March 2014). Eggs on Top: Recipes Elevated by an Egg. p. 146. ISBN 9781452130408.
  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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