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Turnip & Bison Scramble

Posted By Worker Bee On February 23, 2013 @ 8:00 am In Recipes | 34 Comments

The sweet flavor of turnips adds mild but fantastic flavor to this hearty bison & egg scramble. Garnish with green onions for a simple but super-flavorful breakfast. Or, use almost the same combination of ingredients to bake a Primal Breakfast Casserole [7].

Turnips taste a bit like a cross between a radish and a potato. When cooked, the spicy flavor mellows and a gentle sweetness comes out. Smaller turnips tend to be less spicy than larger ones and have milder flavor overall. If possible, buy turnips with the greens still attached [8] and scramble the greens in, too.

If your usual scramble is getting boring, this recipe will perk things up in the morning, or evening for that matter. This scramble is great for dinner, too. And don’t be shy about adding hot sauce; it gives this dish the perfect kick.

Serves: 4

Time in the Kitchen: 25 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, coconut oil or butter (30 ml)
  • 1 pound small turnips, grated (450 g)
  • 1 pound ground bison (or beef) (450 g)
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • Salt and pepper


Heat the oil/butter in a 12-inch (30 cm) skillet over medium-high heat.

When the skillet is hot, spread the turnips out in an even layer. Cook the turnips for 5 minutes, stirring only once or twice, until lightly browned and soft.

Add the ground meat. Salt and pepper the meat and break it up as it cooks. Ground bison will cook in about 5 minutes, beef and other types of ground meat might take slightly longer.

Pour in the eggs. Stir until cooked.

Add the green onions and serve.

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