Dad's Chili Cheese Omelet

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is the most requested breakfast at my house for birthdays!!! I had never heard of one until I married my hubby. So simple, yet so good!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili with beans
  • 3 -4 eggs, beaten well (per omelet)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 14 cup onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced (optional)


  1. In a small pan heat chili, and keep warm.
  2. Make sure all your ingredients are ready before you begin.
  3. Season 3-4 beaten eggs with salt and pepper.
  4. Melt a small amount of butter or margarine in a small nonstick skillet.
  5. Add in a little onion and jalapeno and saute for a few minutes (this can be skipped if you desire).
  6. Add eggs all at once and swirl around pan, scraping and tilting edges to cook evenly.
  7. When just slightly moist on top, place about 1/2 cup warm chili along half of the eggs and top with some shredded cheese, and additional onions and jalapenos, if desired.
  8. Gently fold omelet over to form semicircle.
  9. Slide onto serving plate and top with a spoon of chili and more cheese for presentation.
  10. Repeat with ingredients and 3-4 eggs per omelette.


Most Helpful

I had a ton of leftover home made chili, and was wondering if it would work in an omelet. I was glad to find a recipe to give me some encouragement. My guess is that my chili was much more "tomato-y" than the canned type called for, but they turned out very yummy. Topped with a spoonful of sour cream. Good stuff.

boomerthepug September 11, 2013

Made this for my son for breakfast. He really enjoyed it. I made exatly as written. Made for Spring PAC 2011.

bmcnichol March 15, 2011

This is a great omelet that we've made many times. I started making omelets in a bag and freezing them. Then when somebody wants one, they run the bag under running water, throw it in the microwave omelet pan, and pour chili over. We also like a dollop of sour cream and chopped tomatoes on top.

lazyme July 17, 2006

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