Sooooo since I just got back from vacation in Lake Powell, I haven’t quite transitioned to real life yet. I hate reality. I have to workout with real barbells instead of just rocks. I have wear clothes that cover my entire ass and wear tops that actually hold my boobs in place. And I have keep track of time. All these things are just silly. I was quite happy with my schedule of working out in the morning with a large rock, wearing a strapless swimsuit during the day, and having no idea what time it was until the sun was going down and my stomach was growling. I think I’m fighting depression. Post Powell Depression. PPD.
Let’s recall some of the water sports at Lake Powell to pull me out of this slump. So every morning after I got in a quick workout, we would head straight onto the wakeboard boat (a Malibu to be exact. they are pretty damn cool) and head out for the morning on the water. We would get straight into wakeboarding or surfing or tubing. I wakeboarded a little, but as soon as I ate sh*t, I got scared real quick. I like wakeboarding, but I like lifting heavy sh*t way more and injuring myself isn’t on my agenda. So I mostly watched others who are good at wakeboarding. The guys I was with seriously have no fear. It was so freaking cool to watch. I don’t know what any of the tricks are called. I think some things are called gainers. Maybe tripods. Maybe cumquats. Yeaaaaaah, I made all those things up.
We then moved onto surfing. I like surfing. I feel much safer while surfing. I wasn’t any good at it, but I did get in a beer bong while surfing. Classy. Let’s rephrase that though. I was surfing, still holding onto the rope, and did a beer bong with probably 1/4 of a beer in it. If that. I hadn’t done a beer bong since my freshmen year of college, in which I swallowed a quarter. Yes, a quarter. Funny joke. Glad that joke didn’t play out this time around.
I then begged the guys to go tubing, but as soon as we got out on the water, I was too scared to go first. For good reason. Two tubes tied behind the boat means danger. Especially when two men are strapped to them. I wish I had pictures of these men dueling away on their tubes, but that would mean I had missed some of the carnage that was left behind the boat. I’ve never seen grown men’s bodies flail so much through the air. It was terrifying. So in conclusion, I never tubed. I wanted to keep my boobs on my body. Another thing I decided against trying was body surfing. I almost peed myself watching it though. These guys would body surf tandem and go flying over each other, shark week style. I love sharks.
Ooooo, I almost forgot the cliff jumping. We did a good amount of that. I’m stupid in the fact that I feel all brave and have the balls to get up on top of the cliff, but as soon as it’s time to jump, I almost poop myself. Not even joking you. I 100% thought I might poop myself before one of the jumps. It would take me 15 seconds to get to the top of the cliff, then a good 5-8 minutes to even jump off. And my cliffs were BABY cliffs compared to the guys. My friends Justin, Scott, Brian, JD, and Ty all jumped about a 75-80 ft cliff and mine was 30 ft. If that. More like 20. But I’m rounding up. I can do that. It’s my blog.
Thanks for bearing through that post. I know I just crapped pictures all throughout your brain. Hopefully it makes you jealous and makes you think my life is more exciting than it actually is. Tricked ya b*tches!
Oh btw, this recipe is delicious. Not even gonna lie this time.Print
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1lb pork breakfast sausage
- 7 eggs (1 egg as the binder, the rest to top your meatza with)
- 6–8 slices of bacon, diced
- 1/2 sweet potato or yam, diced (the smaller, the faster it will cook)
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Place your breakfast sausage in a medium bowl and crack an egg directly in. Mix with your hands until the egg is broken up and you have a big ball of goo.
- Pour your meat mixture into a 8×8 glass baking dish and press down until you have an even surface through the entire dish.
- Put in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until you see the fat rise up to the top. It won’t have to be completely cooked through since you will be cooking it a second time. Once you pull it out of the oven, discard of any excess fat if you’d like. I did.
- While your meatza is cooking, cut up your bacon and throw in alarge pan over medium heat. Cook until completely cooked through and a bit crispy. Then remove with a slotted spoon and place on a plate with a paper towel to soak up excess fat. Pour the remaining excess bacon fat in the pan into a jar, leaving about 2-3 tablespoons in the pan.
- Add your garlic clove, then add your sweet potato and yellow onion to the pan.
- Let the onion and sweet potato cook down for about 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently to keep from burning.
- Once your sweet potatoes are soft and your meatza has cooked, start making layers. Add your sweet potato/onion mixture to the top of your meatza, evenly distributed. Then crack 6 eggs on top, you pick where you’d like them to go. And finally top with bacon through the eggs.
- Place back in the oven to cook for 8-10 minutes or until eggs are cooked to your preference. If you don’t like eggs over-easy or over-medium, you could make scrambled eggs instead to top it off with!
- Let cool. Top with hot sauce because hot sauce is delightful.
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54 thoughts on “Breakfast Meatza”
Fantastic Powell pics!! Kudos on the beer bong / surfing combo!!
OMG. You. Are. Awesome. Looks like a super fun vacay, and breakfast looks delish. My cousin can do that tripod thing. He calls it a “fashion air” and it’s one of my favorites to see.
You are so funny with your cliff jumping. I am just like you, lol. It seriously takes me forever to jump because I am afraid of heights and it always seems much higher when you’re up there than it really is. Thanks for this recipe, I can’t wait to try it!! 🙂
Just awesome, the blog, the recipe, the hols, the honesty keep it up :0)
This place looks amazing! I didn’t even read the recipe just stalked the pictures..like 3 times. I wish there were more badass chicks out there like you because I want a friend like dis!!!
You remind me of myself. I always beg my husband to take me rock climbing and after he gets all the gear, drive for an hour and he spents another hour setting everything up, I chicken out. I don’t know why he won’t take me anymore, I only did that to him like 2 or 3 times. geesh! 🙂 Anyway, i feel you!
And this recipe looks delicious!
Going back to real life SUCKS. When I came back from my cruise in July and I went into work I was all “It’s 11:15. Why aren’t you bringing me a margarita? And why isn’t there ice sculpting going on by the pool?” to my coworkers. Meatza looks good – I think I’ll top it with some Franks though 🙂
I’m super jealous of your vacation. That sounds like an amazing time. Kudos on being coordinated enough to surf WHILE doing a beer bong. I’m not sure I could even do the surfing part. Mad skills, bro. Also, I’m excited about the breakfast meatza.
you are one funny chick. i should probably stop reading your blog at work because i just might get fired pretty soon for laughing at your posts when I should be doing other more boring things. good stuff!
This looks AMAZING. And the food good too. You are making me miss wakeboarding life very very bad right now. You have some badass wakeboarding friends, I hope you know that. That’s the first time I’ve seen the salute/model pose, impressive.
Wakeboarding looks like snowboarding + water. Mmm..water-boarding…wait…whaa? Can’t wait for snow season, and now I must try this wake boarding thang. Oh, and I’m making that for breakfast tomorrow now too.
#1 – Lovin’ the beer bong water sports – awesome!
#2 – Totally lovin’ this recipe! Yay for meat! Haha
#3 – Absolutely, totally lovin’ your blog! 🙂
That sure looks like a crowd pleaser! I can imagine serving that at brunch and no one would ask where the bagels are.
So glad you overcame the initial hesitancy to go to Lake Powell, bet you go again! I love the red rocks, blue sky and white clouds, and the water, THE WATER! thanks for sharing…this meatza looks fantastic.
Can you please share with the class what your rock workout consisted of? I would love to hear all about that! Oh, and this meatza will be consumed this weekend.
I just have to say that your posts crack me up! Thanks for being so lighthearted and fun to read!
I’m totally trying that breakfast meatza, looks great!
My goodness that looks amazeballs! I will be looking for bison my next trip to the grocery store.
I am totally with you on the cliff-jumping! I’m super brave at the bottom, then I get to the top and decide I would rather risk climbing back down to the middle than jumping! And because I’m so scared I don’t really commit, so I end up smacking something wrong on the water and validate why I’m scared of it 🙂
I will def try this recipe, except I will probably just put the sweet potatoes and onions right on top of the buffalo and have them all cook together because I’m lazy like that.
Hurrah for Meatza! Where did you buy bison sausage?
click on the link in the recipe, i get my through tropical traditions
I like your blog a lot. I’m so interested in paleo lifestyle but find that its not compatible with where I live. For example I can’t access or find anywhere grassfed or antibiotic free animal foods.
I’m able to buy antibiotic free chicken 1-2 times per week. Other than that its a lot of fish and eggs and stuff and I feel that everything is so the same and not enough variety. I then get ravenous at night and end up eating entire bars of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate = great. But big amounts every single night = maybe not so great.
I just saw your pumpkin muffin and it looked great, I wonder how to incorporate it into a typical day though. I always worry I’m overdoing the eggs and fats (oils specifically).
I just wish I could access things like more chicken, chicken sausages, bacon, etc…I’m finding it impossible considering my financial limitatinos and geographic situation. Too bad!!
I made this last night for dinner!!! I also had leftovers for breakfast this morning. Instead of bison sausage I used ground turkey (I have a sensitive tummy to regular sausage) instead and it was pretty good! I even took it to work and everyone was ooooing and awwwing over it! Great recipe Juli!! 🙂 I am new to Paleo 6 days in to be exact and am loving your recipes! Thank you Thank you!
Turkey breakfast sausage and butternut squash works just as well 🙂 I’ll be sure to try the original once my bison arrives
I have a week’s vacation planned for next year at Lake Powell. It’s my first trip and we’re staying on a houseboat. Your awesome pictures have me so excited….I can’t wait!!
If you have any suggestions for paleo-friendly restaurants I’d love to hear them!
Impressed with the beer bong, awesome food recipes. Thanks
Just have this in the oven and can’t wait to eat it. It’s 11:15pm where I am. I should be in bed but your site has taken over my life Juli!!! Just bought a food processor and ice cream maker in the last few days. Can’t wait to try the sweet potato ice cream recipe.
Heyyy you are so rad!!!
Question about this recipe though – being over in Argentina we don’t have everything like “breakfast sausage” – how sad is that right but anyway what can I use instead?? Country of meat and they don’t like to grind shit up, weird.
Looks delish and I really want to try it. Helppp me please.
Do you have ground beef there?
OH MY GOD. I just finished my 2nd helping! OMG. Can anyone spell KEEPER!
I did make scrambled egg top since I’m a house of one so that I could keep leftover better. It took quite a bit longer but…OMG. K, I’ll shut up 🙂 but, BTW…OMG!
What other breakfast sausages do you recommend that can be store bought?
Juli, my friends and I loved the sh*t out of this for dinner last night! Like Nancy said, it took a bit longer to cook if you top with scrambled eggs, but the reheat value is worth it.
Had this for breakfast and it was fantastic!!! Cooking it again this weekend when my FIL comes in to town.
If I could, I would eat this for every meal of every day.
Just had to say that I will be making this for the second time tonight and I am so excited for it!! This recipe is AMAZING!!
I saw this recipe on another site. Looks delish. The Powell pics are knarly as hell( you guys know how to party. We go a few times each summer and probably for too long because I start to recognize areas by the rocks! The one of you in the water looks just south if Iceburg Canyon. That straight break in the canyon wall gives it away. Am I right?
no clue haha!
That looks awesome…have yet to find bison in the grocery store…
So awesome Juli…you are amazing…thx for sharing!
Not fond of Bison but would the spicy pork Italian sausage work in its place?
Having a Brunch in a couple weeks and this dish looks and sounds perfect. Looking forward to reading more of your blogs, life is good.
holy cow woman! you kick the shit out of paleo! truly amazing…i have been paleo for 4 years and this is the SOURCE of my inspirational cooking!
Question about this recipe…
while the meatz is in the oven the first time 8-10 minutes, does it come out and hang around while the sweet potatoes and onions cook? Then it goes back in?
So, 20 minutes approximately is the total time for the meat?
Does that make sense?
oh woman! you kick paleo butt! really save my sagging inspiration for meal ideas! I have been paleo 4 years and LOVE this page, and you, and yum!!!
In terms of this recipe, is the total cooking time of the meatza 20 mins approximately?
The first 8-10 minutes were clear to me. Then I took it out and it hung out a minute until the sweet potatos were done. Layer, then back in oven for 8-10.
Curious if the time between the first cooking of meat, and the second is the prep time for the other ingredients? Confused? Sorry!
It’s still in the oven with eggs not cooked. 🙁 HELP! : )
cooking times range with cooking the eggs so leave it in and just keep on eye on it until it’s cooked through to your preference
Tried this recipe tonight! I didn’t have any sausage, so I used grass fed ground beef! I turned out fantabulous! I just added salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne to the ground beef. Yummy! Thanks for the recipe!
I am new to Paleo and ran accross your website and cookbook. I love them both. I made this last night (Breakfast Meatza) and it was the best thing ever!! OMG this is delicious!! Thank you so much. I have been trying to get my husband on board with Paleo and after making this he is all in. I finally got him on the crossfit wagon as well. Thank you again for an awesome recipe, keep em coming!!
Have you ever made this and then reheated the next few days? I was wondering if it stayed good or if there were any tips to reheating it. Love the recipe!
Yep! I just did it in the microwave
YOU. ARE. SERIOUSLY.FUNNY. I love the pics and your blog. Thanks for doing what you do!
THANK YOU! that was f… awesome!
I am new to the Paleo Diet and was wondering what the serving size would be to this dish?
about 4-6 servings
Stop it. I have to make this ASAP.
This is awesome… a must try!