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How to Make A Denver Omelet
Melt butter in a large skillet or on a griddle.
Saute onion, bell pepper, ham and bacon in the butter until the onion starts to become translucent.
In a small bowl, whip the eggs lightly. Add salt and pepper and hot sauce if desired.
Slowly, stir the eggs into mixture in skillet. Lightly brown on one side. Turn over and lightly brown other side.
Alternative Version For One Omelet
The Denver Omelet recipe above works great and has received some very good reviews. When I made it, I switch up the ingredients just slightly based on what I had around. Instead of using chopped ham, I filled the omelet with very thinly sliced deli ham and 1 slice of American cheese.
So the ingredients I used for one omelet were 2 eggs, 1/4 medium red bell pepper, 1/4 medium green bell pepper, 1/4 medium onion, 3 slices of crumbled bacon, 4 slices of thinly sliced ham, 1 slice of American cheese, 1 Tablespoon butter and a little salt and pepper.
You can omit the bacon for a more traditional Denver Omelet... but I like mine kinda meaty (sometimes I even add a slice of American cheese).
Mr Breakfast would like to thank ILoveBagels for this recipe.
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A true Denver omelet does NOT have cheese. If it did, it would be a Western omelet.
Comment submitted: 1/12/2015 (#19207)
From Wonder Cook
Really good idea for my kids (or maybe just me) for when they're home from a sleep over.
Comment submitted: 4/29/2014 (#18850)
From B. W. Kaye
Great, but I don't do the bacon and I add some sour cream at the end. Delicious!
Comment submitted: 3/4/2014 (#17339)
@JB - It's because he was making a smaller portioned meal.
Comment submitted: 1/12/2014 (#17245)
From Zack BG
I'd use better cheese.
Comment submitted: 9/29/2013 (#16669)
From David RK
One of my top 5 favorite breakfasts of all time. Interesting how you used sliced ham. I'll have to try that next time.
Comment submitted: 4/28/2013 (#15770)
From JB 43
Ummm... the picture has 3 slices of bacon... not 8 pieces... what's up with that?
Comment submitted: 3/19/2013 (#15423)
I was raised with bacon, not ham in a Denver Omelet. This is a great recipe because it uses both so should make everyone happy.
Comment submitted: 1/30/2013 (#15119)
From O. Lenz
Very good. Sort of a meat-lover's Denver omelet with both ham and bacon. The ones at restaurants I go to usually just have ham.
Comment submitted: 12/14/2012 (#14960)
I increased the number of eggs to to 6 and didn't change anything else so I could make 3 omelets and it turned out great. I also used a a slice of American cheese for each omelet - half a slice inside and half a slice on top.
Comment submitted: 12/13/2012 (#14957)
We made it last weekend, without the bacon and with just green pepper instead of both kinds. Also put sharp Cheddar cheese in the middle. They turned out really good.
Comment submitted: 11/28/2012 (#14912)
This is simply awesome. And just because something has bacon added, it doesn't really change it. If anything, it is a Denver Omelet Deluxe.
Comment submitted: 1/27/2012 (#13477)
That sounds good. Just don't call it a Denver Omelet. Denver Omelets DO NOT have 8 slices of BACON. Call it something else. Just don't call it a Denver Omelet.
Comment submitted: 4/19/2011 (#12476)
I think you mean "until the onions become translucent," not "opaque!"
Comment submitted: 2/21/2011 (#12175)
I used chorizo and pancette and added parmesan cheese at the end. Delish!
Comment submitted: 2/8/2011 (#12084)
From Don R.
Very good, I like to add ham and mushrooms and some sharp cheddar cheese. On occasion, I also like to mix the vegetables and whatever else to the egg mixture and cook at the same time.
Comment submitted: 1/7/2011 (#11860)
Orgasmic good. I was so hungry.
Comment submitted: 10/22/2010 (#11436)
Good stuff. Enjoyed this recipe. Only did ham, skipped the bacon, and it was still really good.
Comment submitted: 10/9/2010 (#11354)
Comment submitted: 9/3/2010 (#11162)
From Boom x3
Super good! Should be called Meat Lovers Denver Omelet. Great with both ham and bacon, but you really only need one to satisfy. I go with bacon. Mmmm. Mmmm. Good.
Comment submitted: 8/12/2010 (#11053)
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