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Denver Omelet

Denver Omelet

(2 servings)    Printable Version
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup onion - chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell peppers - chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell peppers - chopped
  • 1/2 cup cooked ham - diced
  • 8 slices bacon - cooked and crumbled
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • a couple drops drops of your favorite hot sauce (optional)
What is a Denver omelet? Almost everyone agrees that it should have chopped onion and chopped bell pepper cooked into the egg (preferably a combination of red and green bell pepper). Most people would expect small cubes of ham in there too. Whether or not it should have cheese as a filling or a topping is up for debate. The recipe submitted here is sort of a Meat Lover's Denver Omelet. It includes crispy, crumbled bacon with the ham and vegetables. For more of a purist's Denver Omelet, just skip the bacon.

How to Make A Denver Omelet

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.

Making A Denver Omelet

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.

Denver Omelet

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.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Denver Omelet?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 34 votes.

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From Xizzi

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I have one every morning, however I substitute the eggs with egg beaters as it is is much healthier and lo cal - I skip the bacon (yuk), but add diced ham, onion, tomato, green pepper - awesome.

Comment submitted: 3/19/2015 (#19328)

From C.S. Reid

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I love a good Denver omelet and this came out perfect.

Comment submitted: 2/11/2015 (#19261)

From Oceanside

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

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Great, but I don't do the bacon and I add some sour cream at the end. Delicious!

Comment submitted: 3/4/2014 (#17339)

From casey

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

@JB - It's because he was making a smaller portioned meal.

Comment submitted: 1/12/2014 (#17245)

From Zack BG

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I'd use better cheese.

Comment submitted: 9/29/2013 (#16669)

From David RK

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

From fudgy3

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

From kissme

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

From Marissa

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

From BookMonkey

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

From JoeRotten

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)

From grammerpolice

I think you mean "until the onions become translucent," not "opaque!"

Comment submitted: 2/21/2011 (#12175)

From DrFood

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

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)

From shakers

Orgasmic good. I was so hungry.

Comment submitted: 10/22/2010 (#11436)

From Cappy

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Good stuff. Enjoyed this recipe. Only did ham, skipped the bacon, and it was still really good.

Comment submitted: 10/9/2010 (#11354)

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