Breakfast Scramble Recipe
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Breakfast Scramble Recipe

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One weekend morning, My husband and I were hungry for breakfast without the traditional sausage or bacon. I reached for the ground beef and tossed in other ingredients as I went. This recipe was the mouthwatering result.—Mary Lill, Rock Cave, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 310 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 191mg cholesterol, 408mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. add the potatoes, water, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Add tomatoes; cook for 5 minutes. Pour eggs over mixture. Cook and stir until eggs are completely set. Top with cheese. Cover and cook for 1 minute or until the cheese is melted. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Freshly squeezed orange juice is a nice accompaniment to Breakfast Scramble. One medium orange yields 1/4 to 1/3 cup juice. To extract the most juice, roll the orange on the countertop with your palm a few times before squeezing.
Originally published as Breakfast Scramble in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p168

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2016

"Family loved this. I agree with some readers, next time might just add tomatoes and skip the water. Will add different spices to give a different twist.."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"Instead if adding onions and tomatoes I added a cup and 3/4 of a cup of medium salsa and it tasted delicious. Also I did not add water and I added two squirts of Franks Red hot sauce to the eggs before cooking it with the mixture!"

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2014

"I added a clove of garlic, about a teaspoon of chopped oregano and basil, and used sharp cheddar instead of processed cheese. Other than these additions, and using grass-fed beef and organic potatoes and tomatoes, I followed the rest of the recipe as is. My husband's comment was: "You can make this again...a lot!"

Served with a fresh fruit salad, it made a delicious brunch meal."

Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"Tried this and it's ok but next time if your going to add tomatoes juice and all why add water, it makes the eggs not cook right. Plus it takes too long to dry out if ever, also needs some spices."

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"I made this for my family and it was finished before it cooled off. Definitely a keeper thank you."

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