Oh.my.word. this is good. The original recipe is from Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans, which is by far my favorite Paleo cookbook. Really imaginative and out-of-my-comfort-zone recipes. Worth it!
So, I already had breakfast when I decided to make this because I was binge photo taking for my blog. But, I ate it all–and wanted more.
If you are in a breakfast rut, MAKE THIS NOW! You could modify it to make it even easier, but it was over and done with in under 20 minutes and most of the time wasn’t active, so you can sip your coffee and pet your menagerie like I did while it’s in the oven.
Even the dog was jealous of this meal. He’s intense.
For your mise en place, gather some chopped onions.
Then just add some ghee to a skillet. Start those onions sizzling!
Add in some pasta sauce. We had some Newman’s Own in the larder that needed using, so I did that, but if you want a sugar-free, Paleo-fied one, you can always just mix some tomato paste, tomato sauce and spices in a little bowl and pour that in.
If you’re like me and like things hot, this is where you add in the red pepper flakes. Lots and lots! Any other spices you want to add in can go in here. I know a lot of people enjoy nutmeg in saucy items–or nutmeg in everything. I’m a big fan of smoked paprika, but this dish doesn’t need any of that. Its simplicity is beauty.
Once it’s good and cooked down, put it in an oven-safe bowl and create a little bowl in the meat mixture. If you add a lot of sauce, this could be difficult, but delicious. It doesn’t necessarily have to be in a pocket, but it looks cute. Just plop an egg on top if you need to.
Pop it into the oven for a bit. 10-15 minutes.
It comes out looking like this. Oooh yeah. A little runny center. Ahhhh, as I type this, I’m ready to make it again.
You can eat it like a purist and not scramble it all up, but that delicious yolk demands some spreading.
Then chow down and try not to make everyone else in the house jealous. Or you can make them some, too, I guess. Sharing is caring.
- 1 tbs. ghee (or any fat)
- 1 onion (diced)
- 1 pound sausage (or any protein)
- 2 cups pasta or marinara sauce
- 1 tbs. red pepper flakes
- 4 large free-range eggs
- pepper and salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Melt the ghee in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add onions and saute for about 5 minutes or until soft and translucent.
- Add the sausage, breaking it up. Cook until no pink is left.
- Season with red pepper flakes and salt and pepper.
- Add the sauce. Cook until simmers.
- Divide the mixture into oven-safe bowls or ramekins.
- Make a well in the center of each. Crack an egg into them. Sprinkle more salt and pepper on top.
- Place in the oven and bake until the yoke is cooked to your liking. Approximately 10-15 minutes.