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Carnivore Egg-in-a-Hole

This dairy-free carnivore breakfast idea is a delicious way to eat ground beef and eggs. Fry them together in a zero-carb egg-in-a-hole, add a sprinkle of salt, and enjoy! It’s quick and easy with only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 1127kcal


  • 1 tablespoon cooking fat tallow, butter, ghee
  • 12 ounces ground beef
  • 3 small eggs


  • Divide the meat into three 4-ounce portions.
    12 ounces ground beef
  • Flatten each one into a patty with your hands, then place on a cutting board and open up the center hole. Press and pinch edges together, no cracks should show.
  • Warm a skillet over high heat and add the cooking fat. Use tallow to keep this recipe dairy-free or cook in butter or ghee if you like. Any fat will do.
    1 tablespoon cooking fat
  • Support the meat with your free hand while firmly lifting the ring up with a spatula and arrange on the skillet. Repeat until all meat is cooking. Adjust the opening if needed.
  • While the meat cooks, crack open the eggs and add them one by one to the center of the meat. Continue cooking until the meat is nicely browned, about 3 minutes.
    3 small eggs
  • Flip quickly. Cook the second side for about half as long or until eggs set.
  • Remove from heat, serve, salt liberally and enjoy!


If using large eggs, only use two. Scramble them first in a bowl, then divide evenly into each space.
Cooking the meat for a few extra minutes before adding the egg is the best way to get a crispy finish on the meat with soft, runny egg yolk.


Calories: 1127kcal | Protein: 73g | Fat: 90g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Sodium: 490mg
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