Cordains’ Kitchen: Paleo Breakfast Scramble

Paleo Breakfast Scramble | The Paleo Diet

Dr. Cordain’s protein packed and flavorful scrambled eggs are guaranteed to jump start your energy levels for the day. Healthful fats and nutrients combined, this dish is one no Paleo breakfast menu should be without.


Serves 1-2

  • 3 Cage-free, non-antibiotic/hormone eggs
  • 1/4 – 1/2lb Breakfast sausage, ethically-raised, preservative-free
  • 3 Bacon Strips, preservative-free
  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • 1/2 – 1 cup Fresh green chilli or salsa (optional if you are avoiding nightshades)


1. Turn on stove top burner to medium heat.

2. Layer bacon, sausage bits, and diced onions in a small, non-stick 6-inch frying pan.

3. Stir frequently with a wood spatula for 8-12 minutes or until cooked evenly.

4. Whisk three eggs in a small mixing bowl.

5. Pour egg mixture over bacon, sausage, and onions.

6. Stir frequently to avoid burning for 2-4 minutes or until eggs are set.

7. Plate egg scramble and garnish with fresh green chili or salsa

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“13” Comments

  1. The Hunter-Gathers were indeed scavengers. During times of scarcity every single molecule of protein from animals, foul, fish/seafood, including eggs, was priceless. Mixing, grinding, drying and yes preserving foods (with salts of Sodium and Potassium) was crucial to avoid starvation.

    A breakfast scramble with eggs, bacon, sausage and any mix of veggies is absolutely delicious, and makes one drool just thinking about it.

    BTW a minor amount of nitrates is easily tolerated by the body, and readily eliminated, and helps keep the immune system on its toes.

  2. As far as I can tell, correct me if I’m wrong, ‘uncured’ bacon has no preservatives. I’ve found 2 varieties as several Shaw’s super-markets. You would also find them at a local farmer’s market or ask your local farmers market about who your local grass-fed butcher/farm or meat seller is and ask them for advisement on their products.

  3. Please explain how the eggs of an animal domesticated after the widespread adoption of agriculture is part of any Paleolithic diet?

    Humans domesticated animals within the last few thousand years only, far too recent for the Paleolithic humans…..

    • Because before chickens were domesticated, they were wild? Some caveman didn’t decide “Hey, I am going to start farming today..”, wave a magic wand and chickens were magically created.

      Not to mention there were many other eggs to be had by other birds, even reptiles.

      So simple logic, chickens and egg layers were wild before domestication, and were readily available. Part of the hunting/gathering process involved raiding nests of these wild birds of their eggs.

      Eggs occur naturally in all female animals, and are not a processed idea. Many animals eat these raw, matter of a fact, last spring I witnessed a raven eating the eggs of one of the robin nests in one of my trees. Example of a hunter gather indulging on some eggs. :)

      So in a nut shell, or maybe in this case egg shell, eggs were around well before domestication and farming. You can still witness the consumption of hunter gathers eating non domesticated eggs in this day and age.

      Enjoy your eggs!

  4. It is really not too hard to get fresh ground sausage and season it yourself, if you check on sites that have Amish homemade recipes it will usually be easy to find a one for homemade sausage. Bacon that is uncured is usually preservative free.

  5. Dr. Cordain:

    As you no doubt know, it is hard to master an eating plan at odds with the agricultural industrial complex. It gets more confusing when the site of an authority like you has an article that lists bacon and sausage as foods to avoid and then includes both in today’s recipe.

    Please clarify as it would help all of us finding our way to a new and healthier way of life.


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  7. I’m new to the Paleo diet. I recently saw the movie, Perfect Human Diet. I also just downloaded a Paleo recipe book with a lists of things to eat and not to eat. Sausage and bacon were on the list of not to eat foods? This recipe uses both these ingredients…I’m confused and would appreciate any info you can lend. :)

      • I would assume that the ‘Do not eat’ bacon would include preservatives, whereas these state to use sausage and bacon that does not.

        What I would like to know is where do you buy this stuff from?

          • I use to have a recipe for making sausage with ground hamburger and spices but haven’t been able to find it for some time. I can’t remember the spices. Would you be willing to share your recipe? Would gratefully appreciate it.

            • Dianne,

              Here’s a basic sausage recipe for you:

              -1 pound of pasture raised ground pork
              -2 tbsp. of italian seasonings (oregano, parsley, basil, rosemary, etc.)
              -1 tbsp of ground cayenne pepper
              -1/4 onion chopped

              Add enough olive oil or coconut oil to a pan to cover the bottom entirely. Add onions to pan and set burner to medium heat. Let onions cook for about 5 minutes. Then add ground pork and seasonings. Mix and stir frequently for 10 to 15 minutes or until pork is fully cooked. Good Luck!

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