Avocado Crostini with Beef and Eggs is a protein packed breakfast fit for company – that cooks in less than 10 minutes.
When Beef asked if we wanted to participate in the 30 Day Protein Challenge, I said yes and knew exactly which recipe I wanted to share. Avocado Crostini with Beef and Eggs is famous at my house. If you are planning on coming to our house so you can visit and tour our beautiful Savannah, Georgia, count on it for breakfast.
Living in a destination city means there is never a shortage of friends and family who want to visit. But the best part is actually living here in Savannah, Georgia. I often joke with my husband that I learn more about American history from the carriage tour drivers than I remember from my entire high school education. (Not a reflection on my teachers, rather my attentiveness as a student!)
Avocado Toast with Beef and Eggs
So when people come to visit, there is never any shortage of activities. Folks usually arrive with a list in hand of all the things they want to see. We love living here so much that we’re always happy to oblige. But it does mean long days of walking in the hot Georgia sun with 3 kids in tow – and often grabbing lunch on the go.
So when it comes to breakfast, we don’t fool around. Handing the kids (or the adults!) a bowl of cereal or a muffin is a recipe for disaster when the carbs are gone and there is no stopping any time soon. We’ve tried that grab-and-go plan. It always turns into a competition for who can fall apart first. These are the days that I jack up the protein and make sure that the meal we’re eating is going to last until we get a chance to slow down again.
Avocado Toast with Beef and Eggs is perfect for these days. Without that sleepy stuffed feeling you get from eating traditional breakfast foods that are full of sugar and carbs, this one is a nice balance of protein, complex carbs and healthy fats that help you feel satisfied well past lunch. Last time we had this for breakfast, nobody even mentioned food until after 2pm. (Have I mentioned I have a teenager that eats every 2 hours?)
Hearty Breakfast for Busy Mornings
Just because this breakfast is significant doesn’t mean I am going to get up an hour before everyone else. I am not even aware of my surroundings until 2 cups of coffee are in my bloodstream. This recipe comes together so fast that I suggest you have all of your ingredients ready before you even put the bread in the oven or the beef in the pan – like under 10 minutes fast. Seriously, prep everything before you start cooking. Generally, I slice up the bread and drop the shaved beef in the marinade the night before. Make sure to store the beef in the refrigerator overnight.
Note this recipe uses a bottom round roast that has been thinly shaved. (Think cold cuts for an example of how thinly to slice the beef.) You can shave the beef at home but you need a sharp knife and some patience. I recommend having the butcher do it when you buy the roast. They have the equipment to do this quickly and far more proficiently that a home cook – and it is a free service. I buy a 3-4 lbs bottom round roast and have them shave the whole roast (leaving behind the fat cap, you don’t want that in the recipe.) Then I split the beef in half for two meals, freezing one. If you have a smaller family than I do, you may want to divide further than just two meals.
The good news about using a bottom round roast is that it is a less expensive cut of beef, which is helpful when feeding a crowd on a budget. Generally, when you buy this roast, you would expect to cook it low and slow to make it tender. But because we are shaving it thin enough that you can see the grain pull apart when you pick up a single piece, you can cook this fast and it will be tender enough to cut with a fork.
Beef and Eggs on Avocado Toast
I do want to mention that I really enjoyed the 30 Day Protein Challenge. I am really guilty of making sure everyone in the house gets a nice balanced breakfast, except me. Once I get everyone else taken care of, I tend to grab something that is fast without a lot of thought as to how long it is going to last before I need a snack. I am not sure that I could maintain the amount of protein in the challenge as a long term eating style. But I have to tell you, committing to it for 30 days was eye opening. I really had to think about what I was putting in my mouth and the result was a lot more
protein for breakfast. There were days that I wouldn’t be hungry until late afternoon. This is not a problem I typically have! So put down that muffin. Go make some Avocado Toast with Beef and Eggs and see how you feel.
This post is sponsored by The Beef Checkoff in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.