Chili Omelette

Chili Omelette

(2 servings)    Printable Version
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 2 teaspoons diced red or green pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup leftover chili
In bowl, beat the eggs with the seasonings and peppers.

Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat and pour the egg mixture. Cover with a lid and allow the egg to set.

When the top is nearly set, flip the omelette over and spread chili on top. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Fold the omelette in half, cover and cook 1 minute more so the cheese melts. Slice in half and serve.

Cooking Tip: To make this super cheesy, use a combination of Cheddar and Jack cheese. Increase the amount of cheese to 3/4 cup and use 1/4 cup of that to sprinkle over the omelette after you fold it. It's a chili-cheese dream.

This is a great way to use leftover chili and it makes a hearty, tasty breakfast. Don't leave out the cumin. That adds a smokey flavor that works really great in this omelette.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank ks3398 for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Chili Omelette?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 7 votes.

From Legs
Rating (out of 5):  

I have been making chili omelets with my own chili for many years. Best when the chili sets overnight.

Comment submitted: 2/17/2020 (#20916)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom recipehoarder (Team Breakfast Member)

I needed to add about 1T butter. Keep extra butter handy even if you follow the original recipe.

Comment submitted: 3/12/2015 (#19319)

From Kim20
Rating (out of 5):  

This is so delicious. Great omelette!

Comment submitted: 4/2/2014 (#17385)

From NiiiNiii
Rating (out of 5):  

@Harmony7 - You were supposed to beat the peppers with the eggs (Step 1)...

Comment submitted: 1/18/2013 (#15085)

From Harmony7
Rating (out of 5):  

The directions didn't say what to do with the peppers. Here's what I did: Saute the green pepper (plus I did a tablespoon chopped onion), when soft, pour in the egg mixture and quickly stir. Then go on with the rest of the recipe. It turned out really good that way.

Comment submitted: 6/20/2012 (#14064)

From GeneMachine
Rating (out of 5):  

This was a good Texas-style breakfast. I used chili (with beans) from a can, but could see how it'd be even better with leftover homemade chili. Great!

Comment submitted: 2/28/2012 (#13590)

From restless
Rating (out of 5):  

Great! I used green chilli sauce.

Comment submitted: 1/6/2012 (#13398)

From J-Depp-2

Use olive oil hummmmm so yummy!

Comment submitted: 6/13/2009 (#8266)

From Gaye Bird
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Comment submitted: 3/15/2009 (#7782)

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