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Tired of Bacon!

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 21, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Okay. I know this is kind of bizarre, to some, but I'm tired of bacon. I typically eat several eggs w/ olive oil in the morning, but I like to have a side of meat. I tried some organic chicken sausage, and it was good, albeit expensive-$7 for four sausages! Any suggestions for a quality breakfast meat (that's not too pricey)?

E7e7e1c856d4494d4a1b700b6869df90

(982)

on May 10, 2012
at 01:14 AM

I ofetn have a burger with cheese for breakfast. no bun of course. how can you stomach eggs and olive oil??!! ugghhh. please...butter!!! only butter with eggs!! if you are dairy intolerant clarify the butter.

Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

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on July 28, 2011
at 08:59 PM

I love black and white puddings that are part of English/Irish breakfast at my favorite pubs! But aren't those sausages traditionally made with grain-based fillers (aka gluten)?

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

(17969)

on July 28, 2011
at 07:15 PM

High treason! Blasphemy!

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on July 28, 2011
at 05:01 PM

Hey Jack Kronk! I'm totally back into bacon. I've been mixing into 1/2 gf ground beef in the morning...mmmm......*drool*

2b26ecf19c49ea916e45285eee57a492

(5)

on July 28, 2011
at 04:13 PM

I thought it was considered "processed" because it was cured with salt. I will def start eating it! Shows you how much I still need to learn about Paleo eating. thanks Jack.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on July 28, 2011
at 03:31 PM

why did you think this? Most people who eat Paleo eat bacon. Turkey bacon is darn near pointless. ditch it for the real stuff!

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on July 28, 2011
at 03:29 PM

I'd say turkey bacon is less paleo than real bacon! Are you reading Cordain's original book? Or the latest revised version?

E46d4f7e35e46ee4e8211ab4bc852023

(1510)

on December 24, 2010
at 04:32 PM

So glad to find this comment! I was just wondering if lox was paleo since lox and cucumbers are my go to busy day breakfast.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on September 27, 2010
at 04:51 PM

Such blaspemy! What's not to like? I refer you to the bacon flowcart... http://www.flickr.com/photos/fncll/2129889439/sizes/o/

145d4b0f988af15acc6b26eccc1f4895

(1932)

on September 27, 2010
at 12:52 AM

This works well, even with grass-fed ground beef. The added fat IS necessary, though, or it will be too dry.

1f70da0b737e9c6e7679a248f4228a01

on September 22, 2010
at 07:05 AM

Lamb forequarter/shoulder chops are my go-to breakfast, when my electric grill isn't broken. Yum!

1f70da0b737e9c6e7679a248f4228a01

on September 22, 2010
at 06:19 AM

I can get sick of bacon. I just give it a breather for a bit, and then phase it back in when I want something fatty and/or salty. Variety is the spice of life :)

95ab15c8ef50ff0daf87ccbdd52cd3b8

(2384)

on September 21, 2010
at 11:05 PM

A man who is tired of bacon is tired of life! (Unless he's sticking to pastured stuff and his local farm's product isn't that good... bt, dt.)

95ab15c8ef50ff0daf87ccbdd52cd3b8

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on September 21, 2010
at 11:03 PM

Yeah, this. A small steak pan-fried in butter goes really well with eggs. Sometimes I'll grill a big sirloin for dinner, keep half in the fridge overnight, and fry it in butter the next morning just enough to warm it up.

42321851a87415b340d215f629e574dc

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on September 21, 2010
at 05:45 PM

Butter from unpasteurized grass-fed cow's cream is simply amazing and very nutritious. Bacon grease is great too, but if you not cooking bacon you could try lard. I think the taste is far superior to olive oil, but then again that is just my opinion :)

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on September 21, 2010
at 04:07 PM

Diane- How do you feel about mailing bacon ;-) ??

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on September 21, 2010
at 03:57 PM

mmmm, Smoked salmon is delicious, too.

4a1966b5bc00a9aefd3abd63b9913284

on September 21, 2010
at 03:55 PM

Oh, there are some that aren't as salty. I agree that overly salty bacon is NOT good. Oh man... but the good stuff is just amazing. I wish everyone could have access to the bacon I get. It's just the bomb.

4a1966b5bc00a9aefd3abd63b9913284

on September 21, 2010
at 03:54 PM

You are both fired. ;o)

4a1966b5bc00a9aefd3abd63b9913284

on September 21, 2010
at 03:54 PM

Hee hee... :) If I ever burn out from lamb I'll feel the same way. I'm totally obsessed with it lately.

4a1966b5bc00a9aefd3abd63b9913284

on September 21, 2010
at 03:53 PM

@MikeD- fated? Never! I shall never burn out!

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on September 21, 2010
at 03:50 PM

I don't like bacon either.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on September 21, 2010
at 03:47 PM

That sounds pretty good! As far as eggs, I don't do butter :-/ I did fry them in coconut oil this morning, and they turned out pretty good! The wife didn't think so, but I enjoyed them :-)

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on September 21, 2010
at 03:44 PM

Ha! I know, I know....I was afraid of the repercussions of posting this! But I need help from my paleo-people :-)

691f120a3e7a1a036845d105d86c99a3

(3641)

on September 21, 2010
at 03:13 PM

ah, the fated bacon-burnout.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on September 21, 2010
at 01:21 PM

Sounds great! Thanks, Adam.

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B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on September 21, 2010
at 01:15 PM

Steak and eggs Is on most breakfast menus for a reason!

Get a larger roast, and cut it down into breakfast sized chunks and sear it up!

This is what I had yesterday, and it was wonderful with the eggs right on top of it.

95ab15c8ef50ff0daf87ccbdd52cd3b8

(2384)

on September 21, 2010
at 11:03 PM

Yeah, this. A small steak pan-fried in butter goes really well with eggs. Sometimes I'll grill a big sirloin for dinner, keep half in the fridge overnight, and fry it in butter the next morning just enough to warm it up.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on September 21, 2010
at 01:21 PM

Sounds great! Thanks, Adam.

4
A480640a53eb5dc8966f49141942f705

on September 21, 2010
at 04:17 PM

If you don't like bacon, you're cooking it wrong! :-)

3
4a1966b5bc00a9aefd3abd63b9913284

on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

I'm sorry but the title of this question... I don't understand it. How can one ever be tired of bacon? I think that's actually an impossibility and you must have falled into some kind of black hole or hit your head somewhere.

Hee Hee.

I actually like lamb meatballs for breakfast quite a lot.

1f70da0b737e9c6e7679a248f4228a01

on September 22, 2010
at 07:05 AM

Lamb forequarter/shoulder chops are my go-to breakfast, when my electric grill isn't broken. Yum!

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on September 21, 2010
at 03:44 PM

Ha! I know, I know....I was afraid of the repercussions of posting this! But I need help from my paleo-people :-)

4a1966b5bc00a9aefd3abd63b9913284

on September 21, 2010
at 03:54 PM

Hee hee... :) If I ever burn out from lamb I'll feel the same way. I'm totally obsessed with it lately.

3
42321851a87415b340d215f629e574dc

on September 21, 2010
at 03:43 PM

We love breakfast food at my house, but you need some variety! The following is a recipe my wife and I use regularly and really reminds me of cereal although that was not the intention.

-Fill a bowl with Berries (blueberries and blackberries work best)
-Slice half a banana into the bowl
-Cover in 1/2 to 3/4 a can of coconut milk
-Liberally apply cinnamon
-Very lightly glaze over in honey (like a teaspoon poured all over)
-Liberally add almond slices on top

This makes a great bowl of crunchy, sweet, cinnamony goodness for breakfast. Very filling as well with the high amounts of coconut fat.

Also, a suggestion would be to do your eggs in butter in the morning. It just tastes better :)

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on September 21, 2010
at 03:47 PM

That sounds pretty good! As far as eggs, I don't do butter :-/ I did fry them in coconut oil this morning, and they turned out pretty good! The wife didn't think so, but I enjoyed them :-)

42321851a87415b340d215f629e574dc

(668)

on September 21, 2010
at 05:45 PM

Butter from unpasteurized grass-fed cow's cream is simply amazing and very nutritious. Bacon grease is great too, but if you not cooking bacon you could try lard. I think the taste is far superior to olive oil, but then again that is just my opinion :)

3
C61399790c6531a0af344ab0c40048f1

on September 21, 2010
at 03:38 PM

I don't like bacon - there I've said it on this site!!! I sometimes have smoked salmon but it can be difficult to get hold of without sugar so ordinary poached salmon is good too. I like my morning meal to be quite bland.

4a1966b5bc00a9aefd3abd63b9913284

on September 21, 2010
at 03:54 PM

You are both fired. ;o)

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on September 21, 2010
at 03:57 PM

mmmm, Smoked salmon is delicious, too.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on September 21, 2010
at 03:50 PM

I don't like bacon either.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on September 27, 2010
at 04:51 PM

Such blaspemy! What's not to like? I refer you to the bacon flowcart... http://www.flickr.com/photos/fncll/2129889439/sizes/o/

3
023b769d82ebb31b8bf968a7a86663a6

(320)

on September 21, 2010
at 02:07 PM

Try not to limit yourself to the Typical Breakfast foods and that should make it easier. I eat pork chops, steak, lamburgers, chili, etc... for Breakfast. If time is an issue then you can always cook an extra portion the night before and reheat for breakfast.

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62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on September 21, 2010
at 10:52 PM

My taste for bacon comes and goes, so I can understand bacon burnout. Eating a variety is probably healthier anyway. One thing I like for breafast is bagels and lox minus the bagels. So I do cream cheese and smoked salmon. Yum! They taste good together and since neither are cooked, they are quick to fix.

E46d4f7e35e46ee4e8211ab4bc852023

(1510)

on December 24, 2010
at 04:32 PM

So glad to find this comment! I was just wondering if lox was paleo since lox and cucumbers are my go to busy day breakfast.

2
6f0efd477208f51d145bea6d7272256e

(627)

on September 21, 2010
at 01:47 PM

Tired of bacon? Maybe we need a way of banning some from this site. Sacrilege!

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

(17969)

on July 28, 2011
at 07:15 PM

High treason! Blasphemy!

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C56baa1b4f39839c018180bf63226f7d

on July 28, 2011
at 05:50 PM

Canned small fish is a great alternative for breakfast. When I was on a breakfast kick a while back (before going Paleo), I mostly ate nuts and canned sardines, herring, and trout fillets from Trader Joe's (both smoked and unsmoked). They're very tasty, require no preparation, and can integrate with your eggs in interesting ways (stuff an omelette, fry them in the oil from the can, etc.)

1
9f1c368e3e31781918961f5d137d7b2a

on September 25, 2010
at 11:45 PM

I saut?? ground beef with spinach, onion, green pepper and sometimes garlic. Sometimes I mix scrambled eggs right into that and others I cook eggs sunny side up on top of the mixture.??

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A68f24168bc0de414a038037e287b581

on September 22, 2010
at 01:54 AM

I don't eat bacon at all (for religious reasons, no pork), and have delicious breakfasts :)

I eat eggs by themselves, with frying cheese, as a side to leftover beef (mostly stew meat), beef sausage (from US wellness, good franks, I warm them up in the oven), ground beef patties (I do more one day and have for two-three meals). I also like to cut some liverwurst or summer sausage (us wellness again) and roast them slightly in the oven. yummm

1
D13278772f6612432bf53413fad4e7af

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on September 21, 2010
at 07:02 PM

Costco sells a great pulled-pork product -- it's smoked but not seasoned with any bbq sauce. I pull a serving off the big "brick" every morning, sear it for a few minutes, then pour my scrambled eggs on top to finish cooking. Very tasty, not too expensive, and not nearly as salty as bacon. The port is probably not pure paleo, though.

1
07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on September 21, 2010
at 04:28 PM

Try making some breakfast sausage yourself with ground pork (or even try beef).

Check out this link to a recipe from Alton Brown.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/breakfast-sausage-recipe/index.html

For proper paleo-friendliness, omit the brown sugar - but one tablespoon for 2.5 lbs of pork and pork fat isn't too bad.

145d4b0f988af15acc6b26eccc1f4895

(1932)

on September 27, 2010
at 12:52 AM

This works well, even with grass-fed ground beef. The added fat IS necessary, though, or it will be too dry.

1
5de2fffda92c0bf2be7ede10cad55546

(1781)

on September 21, 2010
at 01:38 PM

Fry some ground beef in olive or coconut oil with some mushrooms and onion and chuck in a couple of eggs and mix it all up.

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E3267155f6962f293583fc6a0b98793e

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on September 21, 2010
at 01:12 PM

Fresh side pork. You might have to find a local small individually owned meat plant. These can be found in most rural communities. Google meat processing with your city name. That will not only find the large processing plants but small ones too.

It is the same cut from the hog but it is fresh fatty meat. Cook as you would bacon with a sprinkle of sea salt to taste. Makes wonderful rendered lard for cooking other foods in.

0
9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

on July 28, 2011
at 07:05 PM

I like bacon ok, and it's a great addition to a lot of dishes, and I'll have a few strips at breakfast, but really I don't want to have a lot of it. From a health perspective, typical supermarket bacon is loaded with nitrates, preservatives and chemicals, and should probably be eaten in moderation.

My two favorite breakfast meats are scrapple and good pork sausage. Scrapple usually has a bit of corn meal in it... so not strictly paleo, but for a serving of offal at breakfast, I'll bend the rules. 8g of carbs per serving is ok with me.

I order milk-fed pork from a local farm, and they grind the sausage (tastes like it's almost all shoulder meat, very yummy). They don't season it, so I season it myself. This is the most succulent sausage I've ever had, it's fantastic, and supermarket (i.e. Jimmy Dean) sausage tastes hard and dry to me by comparison.

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on July 28, 2011
at 03:37 PM

Hey Ben are you still tired of Bacon? I bet you've had plenty of bacon since you posted this. Like others here have said, my taste for bacon comes and goes, but my bacon desirability usually stays pretty strong for 80+% of the time.

Lately we've been baking bacon on a flat cookie sheet with foil in the oven at 375 degrees for 22 minutes. You don't have to touch it and the clean up is super easy. It's wonderful. It turns out perfect. Not too overcooked, but not too squishy/floppy.

If anyone is tired of bacon, just take a little break from it. (like... maybe 10 or 11 minutes) then try it out again. You'll be fine.

Edit: To answer the actual question, some other quality breakfast meats are:

GF ground beef

GF steak

Beef chunks of some sort (like roast or medallions)

Lox with lemon and capers and sliced tomato (ok so "Lox" is the meat but I wanted to expand :)

... and when you get tired of all that, go back to bacon!

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on July 28, 2011
at 05:01 PM

Hey Jack Kronk! I'm totally back into bacon. I've been mixing into 1/2 gf ground beef in the morning...mmmm......*drool*

0
2b26ecf19c49ea916e45285eee57a492

on July 28, 2011
at 03:22 PM

I thought bacon WASN'T Paleo-approved. what gives? i'm new to this lifestyle and site. I'm actually reading the Paleo Solution now...so def enlighten me if I'm allowed to eat some turkey bacon with my paleo breakfasts!

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on July 28, 2011
at 03:29 PM

I'd say turkey bacon is less paleo than real bacon! Are you reading Cordain's original book? Or the latest revised version?

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on July 28, 2011
at 03:31 PM

why did you think this? Most people who eat Paleo eat bacon. Turkey bacon is darn near pointless. ditch it for the real stuff!

2b26ecf19c49ea916e45285eee57a492

(5)

on July 28, 2011
at 04:13 PM

I thought it was considered "processed" because it was cured with salt. I will def start eating it! Shows you how much I still need to learn about Paleo eating. thanks Jack.

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D738a5b2a67f3c36518a2ac9f32d27af

on September 22, 2010
at 02:28 AM

My breakfast is often impromtu hash (or leftovers, or soup). I usually fry some bacon first as an appetizer then cook breakfast in the bacon grease, but you could use butter, coconut oil, what have you. So a basic breakfast hash for me is sauteed onions and garlic with ground pork, beef or lamb, plus whatever greens I have lying around. I even use cooked chicken (add more fat for that). Season however you like. Sometimes I put apples in it. Apples and cabbage with pork are especially good. I'm somewhat sensitive to eggs so I don't eat them often, but put eggs on top of this or on the side and you're good to go. I've also done this with the leftover meat and veggies from a "New England Boiled Dinner"--beef, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, and onions. An occasional treat because of the higher carb veggies, but very very good with eggs on top.

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1c4ada15ca0635582c77dbd9b1317dbf

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on September 21, 2010
at 09:15 PM

Black pudding (aka blood sausage). Slice it up, and fry it - easy and delicious.

Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

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on July 28, 2011
at 08:59 PM

I love black and white puddings that are part of English/Irish breakfast at my favorite pubs! But aren't those sausages traditionally made with grain-based fillers (aka gluten)?

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691f120a3e7a1a036845d105d86c99a3

(3641)

on September 21, 2010
at 08:44 PM

I actually eat bacon more often for lunch, often a whole pound.

Breakfast meats usually include last night's chicken, steak or fish. Best to get off to a good start with a quality real meal.

Dinner for Breakfast!

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Cb2415c2aef964ab499a09dc92ae7e01

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on September 21, 2010
at 03:44 PM

I don't like bacon that much either. It is too salty to have that much by itself. As an accent in other dishes, OK. But I love slow roasted pulled pork. Usually I make it with a bbq style spice rub but last time mixed it up a bit and did Caribbean style. Tender and delicious. It is also about half the price (or less) than bacon.

Otherwise I also eat all kinds of regular foods for 'breakfast' but that is mostly due to my eating schedule.

A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

(3761)

on September 21, 2010
at 04:07 PM

Diane- How do you feel about mailing bacon ;-) ??

4a1966b5bc00a9aefd3abd63b9913284

on September 21, 2010
at 03:55 PM

Oh, there are some that aren't as salty. I agree that overly salty bacon is NOT good. Oh man... but the good stuff is just amazing. I wish everyone could have access to the bacon I get. It's just the bomb.

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