Traditional Full Irish Breakfast

A plate with an Irish Breakfast laid out.

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A traditional full Irish breakfast is a rich and hearty meal perfect for a weekend breakfast or a cozy weeknight dinner. This spread is the ultimate comfort food that's worth keeping in your back pocket.


  • 8 breakfast sausages
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 8 pieces bacon
  • 1 can pork and beans
  • 1 container of sliced mushrooms
  • 4 frozen hashbrowns
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • soda bread


  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the sausages and cook until browned. Remove from heat and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. In the same pan, add the bacon. Fry until crispy. Remove from heat and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. Add 1/2 tablespoon of butter to the skillet. Sauté the mushrooms and tomatoes for a few minutes or until tender.
  4. Fry the eggs in the skillet. For sunny-side up with a runny yolk, heat the pan over medium-high heat. Drop the eggs onto the hot pan and cover. Turn the heat down to medium-low and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the eggs reach the desired consistency.
  5. Heat the hashbrowns according to the package directions.
  6. Heat the pork and beans according to the directions on the can.
  7. Serve all of the cooked ingredients with a side of soda bread.



This recipe can easily be adapted for however many people you are cooking for.

For the bacon, you can also cook it using the oven frying method. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lay the strips of bacon on top. Cook the bacon for 10-20 minutes or until crispy.


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