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Traditional Full Irish Breakfast

A traditional full Irish breakfast is a rich and hearty meal perfect for a weekend breakfast or a cozy, weeknight dinner. This dish is the ultimate comfort food.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Irish
Servings 4 servings


  • 8 sausages
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 8 pieces bacon
  • 1 can pork and beans
  • 1 container sliced mushrooms
  • ½ tablespoon butter


  1. Heat a frying pan 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 frying pan, add the bacon. Fry until crispy. Remove from heat and place on a paper towel lined plate.

  3. Add ½ tablespoon of butter to the frying pan. Sauté the mushrooms and tomatoes for a few minutes or until tender. 

  4. Fry the eggs in the frying pan. For sunny-side up with a runny yolk, heat the frying pan over medium-high heat. Drop the eggs on to 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 pork and beans according to the directions on the can.

  6. Serve all of the cooked ingredients with a side of soda bread.

Recipe Notes

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.