What’s cooking today: Bacon, egg & sausage Breakfast Bowl

What’s cooking today: Bacon, egg & sausage Breakfast Bowl
(Photo: Tony Jackman)

This winter warmer of a breakfast bowl is topped with cheese and a bobotie-style egg custard topping.


1 large onion

4 to 6 quality pork sausages

6 rashers back bacon

Fresh oregano (or thyme)

200 g Cheddar cheese, grated

2 jumbo eggs

250 ml (1 cup) full cream milk

Pinch of salt

Ground pepper


Slice the onion into rounds and caramelise in butter and olive oil.

Fry the sausages gently till golden brown and cooked through. Cut each into three or four chunks.

Fry the bacon the way you like it. Slice into pieces.

Grease or spray two oven-proof bowls.

Layer the caramelised onions at the bottom, then the bacon, and sprinkle with picked oregano leaves. Be careful to share each item equally between the two bowls.

Next add sausage chunks and grated cheese.

Season with salt and pepper. 

Beat the eggs and milk together with a little salt and ground black pepper.

Pour over the contents of the bowl evenly.

Bake in a 200℃ oven for about 40 minutes or until cooked to the middle. 

TGIFood Tip: Switch it up by adding chopped garlic to the onions, and a finely chopped chilli. Replace a third of the milk with cream for a richer result. DM/TGIFood

Our Thank God It’s Food newsletter is sent to subscribers every Friday at 6pm, and published on the TGIFood platform on Daily Maverick. It’s all about great reads on the themes of food and life. Subscribe here.

Send your Lockdown Recipes to [email protected] with a hi-resolution horizontal (landscape) photo.

Thank God It’s Food is sponsored by Pick n Pay.


Please peer review 3 community comments before your comment can be posted

A South African Hero: You

There’s a 99.8% chance that this isn’t for you. Only 0.2% of our readers have responded to this call for action.

Those 0.2% of our readers are our hidden heroes, who are fuelling our work and impacting the lives of every South African in doing so. They’re the people who contribute to keep Daily Maverick free for all, including you.

The equation is quite simple: the more members we have, the more reporting and investigations we can do, and the greater the impact on the country.

Be part of that 0.2%. Be a Maverick. Be a Maverick Insider.

Support Daily Maverick→
Payment options