Guest Post: Spicy Breakfast Stew (with the perfect poached egg)

I have, yet again, ANOTHER amazing blogger!! I actually found Lexi’s blog via instagram, which is pretty awesome. Lexi’s Clean Kitchen has recipes for the clean eater that absolutely loves food. From pancakes to cookies to soups to scones, she’s has it all. With some amazing photography (which I love!). Check out her website and this fantastic recipe below. I will definitely be trying this one since it is -6 degrees in CO right now.


Good morning, PaleOMG’ers! I’m Lexi from over at Lexi’s Clean Kitchen and I’m so happy to be here on Juli’s site today sharing this delicious breakfast stew with you!

The holiday season approaching undoubtedly means that the weather is getting colder. So, waking up to a hot breakfast on a cold morning is just a win all around. This stew is meaty, flavorful, and topped with the perfect poached egg, a go-to breakfast/brunch on a weekend morning (or even one night for dinner)!

Be sure to check out more of Lexi’s amazing recipes. She has banana bread donuts and apple cider donut holes that are calling my name right now. Lexi is a healthy food blogger who shares gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo recipes that are seasonal and simple to prepare. Lexi’s Clean Kitchen is a blog that aims to help others achieve a balanced lifestyle- free of limitations!  For more creative recipes, seasonal food ideas, and health and fitness tips, find her on:

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Spicy Breakfast Stew (with the perfect poached egg)

  • Yield: 3 1x


  • 2 organic chorizo chicken sausages, finely chopped
  • 4 pieces crispy nitrate-free bacon, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • Optional: 1 handful spinach
  • 1 can organic diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup organic chicken stock
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Dash Himalayan sea salt
  • Dash freshly ground pepper
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 organic eggs
  • 2 tsp vinegar


For the Stew

  1. Heat oil and garlic in a medium-sized pot
  2. Add sliced onions and sauté for 5 minutes until translucent
  3. Add in chopped sausage and cook, mixing often, until sausage is fully cooked
  4. In a pan or in the microwave, cook bacon until crispy; pat and set aside
  5. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken stock, and spices into the pot and mix
  6. Add spinach (if desired), reduce heat to a simmer

For the Poached Egg

  1. Heat 3 cups water and add in a dash of vinegar
  2. Crack 1 egg into a ramekin
  3. Right before boiling, use a spoon and swirl the water
  4. Drop the egg into the water (don’t freak, it’ll look a little crazy for a minute)
  5. Carefully spoon out poached egg and serve over stew

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Guest Post: Spicy Breakfast Stew

Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


26 thoughts on “Guest Post: Spicy Breakfast Stew (with the perfect poached egg)”

  1. OMG. That looks amazing. I don’t always have breakfast, but it is nice to have a big batch of something that will last all week. Love this. Extra points for anything with bacon in it.

  2. Juli, just gonna toss this out there, I heart you….
    Anywho.. what kind of chorizo do you prefer? The stuff in the tubes is just nasty and the Boulder brand is pretty…gringo. But I take it you have found some good stuff someplace…. Inquiring minds must know!

  3. Made this this morning and it was faaaaantastic!

    Ginger Manning: We, too, were not sure what to do with the crisp chopped bacon, so we sprinkled it on top of our bowls. That seemed like as good a thing to do with it as any. (Pssst…we garnished with diced avocado. Mmmmmm.)

    Shayla: We found an Alton Brown video (youtube, like 3 minutes long) that was super helpful. Eggs came out perfectly.

    (Also, equipment note: We ended up using a wide pan for sauteeing the onion & meat; the onion was BIG, and a pot would have ended up steaming the onions rather than getting all that good heat evenly applied.)

    Anyway: Ms. Juli, it was terrific. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. That looks… AWESOME. Oh wow, so yummy lookin’. I think I’m going to try this soon. How long would you think the stew would last in the fridge? I think I’d serve it with some kale chips, since I like crunchy with my stews, but that really looks like a gorgeous bowl of food. Yum!

    Thank you for sharing!

  5. Made this last night with pork sausage- reheats perfectly, and the fresh poached egg on top really makes it. Thanks for another great recipe!

  6. Made this this morning for breakfast. Amazing! I used a milder sausage this time… next time… spicier! This might be my new “go to” winter breakfast.

  7. This looks tasty and simple!) Am just exploring paleo recipes in general.As a beginner sometimes..uh…I feel like there is too much bacon and sausage in these recipes! I feel like I would be engaging in an artery clogging marathon named ‘heartattack at 40!’ Hehheh…seriously, cavemen did not live past 30 usually. If I had so little to live I would want to eat only animal protein foods fried in fat with bananas on top Elvisstyle!!;p That said, I love love your recipes!xxxxxx

  8. Just made this morning for breakfast – OMG SO dee-lish! I had never made a poached egg and it took me 3 times to perfect it (in the microwave no doubt) but once it was done it mixed well. I didn’t have the meat this calls for on hand so I used Turkey Sausages and it turned out wonderfully. Looking forward to trying more recipes from your site! Paleo eating day 3 in the books. 🙂

  9. Hmm it won’t let me rate this so “Ah” to the “M” to the “A” to the “Zing”! Yes, this gets it’s own cheer b/c it’s so good! I cut the spices by half b/c I’m a

  10. I’m sure this recipe is good when done right, but I had a lot of trouble with the instructions! Very vague and not so accommodating to those of us who don’t already know how to poach an egg. 🙂
    I gave up after three wasted eggs… Also, it left out where to add the bacon. I kinda just guessed it was supposed to go in there.

  11. I made this recipe the other day, and it was DELICIOUS! TThis is an addictive dish, and I make it minimum once a weak now! Thank for this recipe!

  12. This was AMAZING. I couldnt really grasp the how to on the egg and had a slight fail, so i ended up just doing them over-easy. I made a double batch and we had spicy warm goodness every morning this week!

  13. This was super yummy! I’m vegetarian so I replaced the chicken stock with veggie broth and the chorizo with vegan sausage. I obviously left out the bacon. I added extra spinach. It is a delicious, hearty breakfast. I love doing stews for breakfast. I poached an egg for the very first time and didn’t mess it up, woohoo! It’s easy on the stomach and keeps you full until lunch! I used a “wok” instead of a pot and worked just fine. Next time I will garnish with avocado and use red pepper flakes for more of a kick!

  14. We made this in 2019 for Covid Christmas in a giant tent in the backyard in Seattle for 10 guests. We had a fire pit going and also heaters. The stew was great! I made the eggs ahead of time which made Christmas morning lower stress. The spicy stew was welcomed on a chilly Christmas
    morning. I can’t remember what I used- but what size of a can of diced tomatoes do you recommend?

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