Myra’s Chopped Mushrooms, Eggs and Onion

Recipe makes 4 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 30 minutes
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Rating: 4.32
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8 slice(s) bacon, (save drippings)
8 large egg(s), hard-boiled, peeled and finely chopped
1 medium onion(s), finely diced
10 medium mushrooms, white button, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon(s) black pepper, freshly ground, to taste


  1. Cook bacon fully and remove from pan. Reserve a light coating of bacon fat in the pan. Crumble bacon pieces when cool and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, hard-boil the eggs.
  3. Cool cooked eggs in water and shell immediately. Chop into bite-size pieces.
  4. Over medium-high heat, Sauté the onion in the remaining bacon drippings until translucent and golden brown.
  5. Add the mushrooms and sauté another 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened.
  6. Mix saute, eggs, and bacon together, and season with black pepper.
  7. Serve warm or cold.
Photo courtesy: Seth Lytton

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  1. Elizabeth Force

    This is very similar to my usual breakfast which consists of sauteed onions and mushrooms in olive oil (I don’t chop them very small) and then I set them on a plate with two over easy eggs on top. I love the way the mushrooms and onions soak up the yolk!!! YUMMMIES!

  2. paulandsteph

    when do you add the bacon….

  3. Luther Blissett

    vegetable oil is definitely not paleo, use coconut oil.

  4. romansellbin

    I added some fresh rosemary to help use up some of the herbs I had on hand. Quite yummy!

  5. NicoleCBrown

    This was yummy, however I’m also confused about the bacon. Crumble and add or serve on the side?

  6. gr8fulmom

    I recommend adding part of this recipe as a “prep” item perhaps the day before – I found it too time consuming to make in the morning from start to finish. Is this served cold? I note the directions say “chill until ready to serve.”

  7. James Delong

    Definitely a Prep item.
    I made this yesterday evening along with Monday’s lunch of Paleo nicoise salad.
    Took a little over an hour for both meals and I also busted out my nuwave oven to dehydrate some beef overnight for Monday’s snack. (I marinated the beef in apple cider for about 5 hours beforehand.)

    This is my first week of using this site and I wanted to make sure I gave plenty of time to prep food for the next day. Food came out great and I had the breakfast served cold.

  8. Jules

    is extra virgin olive oil paleo?

  9. lisaannhb29

    This meal serves two people? Seems like alot of food? 4 pieces of bacon and 4 eggs a piece? Am I reading this right?

    • Neely

      @lisaannhb29 – The language at the top of the recipe wasn’t totally clear, so I changed it. The recipe makes 4 servings – 2 breakfasts for 2 people because we often use this one on our meal plans with leftovers for the next day. Sorry for the confusion!

  10. lisaannhb29

    @ Neely..thnx for the followup!

  11. clconroy

    Very yummy recipe. We’re not crazy about boiled eggs in our house so I just stirred the eggs into the bacon, mushrooms, and onions. It was great!

  12. Wilforke

    Any suggestions on substitutions for mushroom allergy?

    • Neely

      @Wilforke – How about red bell peppers, cabbage, kale, shaved beets, or any other veggie you love?

  13. Kimi Ward

    I want some! I’m doing a school project on the paleo diet, any suggestions??

  14. gdougherty

    Would love to see bacon measured by weight as well. What size of bacon slices is standard? 10ct vs 20ct bacon would make two very different portions of bacon in this meal.

  15. terri

    how many eggs for 1 person 8 eggs seem like alot

    • Neely Quinn

      terri – As is states at the top of the recipe, “Makes enough for 2 people for 2 breakfasts – 4 servings.”

  16. lithapest

    I am pescetarian. Would subing some broccoli and/or spinich for the bacon be a good swap? Trying to make sound choices to match the nutritional value of meats in the recipes without swaping for all fish.

    • Neely Quinn

      lithapest – Well, it would certainly fill up your plate, but it won’t come close to the nutritional profile of bacon. Maybe add more fat to the dish (coconut oil, avocado) and add some smoked salmon?

  17. Gary

    “Nutritional profile of bacon” – never heard that one before! Seriously, we all love the taste of bacon, but we’re not fooling ourselves into thinking that such a highly processed food could possibly be good for us, are we?

  18. Leticia

    First meal on your meal plan and it was delicious!

  19. Larry G

    This was very good. My wife and I almost finished this in one sitting. We were iffy about the bacon at first. But we did not buy the processed pre packed bacon. We found that they sold bacon slices at the butcher counter at Wholefoods. Bought 8 slices and paid by the pound, priced at $8.99/lb. Total weight of 8 slices was less than a pound. Cost was $6.47.

  20. christopher p

    Is turkey bacon ok to use rather than full fatty bacon

    • Neely

      christopher p – Yes.

  21. Stacy M

    I’m severely allergic to mushrooms. Do you have a good substitute for mushrooms?

    • Neely

      Stacy M – Any veggie will do, really. Maybe peppers or cabbage or spinach?

  22. Karen M

    I made this in a big hurry this morning, so didn’t really do it justice. It was still very yummy though and I’ll make it again properly next time.

  23. Tucker O

    This dish is delicious and rewarding to make. I bit time consuming and would recommend dicing the veggies and possibly cooking the bacon the night before, but came out great and I look forward to using the leftovers for my next dish.

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