Chili Omelet

"My kids love this omelet."
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  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili with beans or 2 cups homemade chili
  • 1 (8 ounce) package 3-cheese shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • sour cream (optional)


  • Heat chili about 5 minutes. For an extra-cheesy omelet, stir in a handful or 2 of the cheese.
  • While this is cooking, heat an 8-inch skillet over medium-low heat and melt the butter.
  • Beat the eggs and pour into the pan. Cook until the egg forms a solid yellow circle.
  • Cover half of the omelet with the chili mixture, reserving 1/4 cup.
  • Add a layer of cheese, reserving 1/4 cup.
  • Fold the omelet and top with the remaining chili and cheese.
  • Slide the omelet onto a plate and garnish with a large dollop of sour cream, if desired.

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  1. What a great idea! We love chili and enjoyed this for breakfast this morning. However, the ingredient amounts seemed pretty far off to me - too much chili & cheese for not enough eggs. I made a 4-egg omelet in a 10" pan and still couldn't reasonably use up all the chili & cheese. The inside was as full as I could get it, and I smothered the outside with more chili & cheese when I served it up - and we still had a spoonful of chili and about a third of the cheese left over. So I think the amount of chili & cheese might work better for 2 3-egg omelets or a similar amount of eggs.
  2. This made a great and hearty omelet! I used a little less chili than called for and included the optional sour cream. Had this as "breakfast for dinner" and we all enjoyed it - thanks for sharing!
  3. Nichol, we loved this! plus it's so simple that hubby was able to make it for us for a quick dinner. he doesn't have much patience in the kitchen and I've got a broken elbow, so this recipe saved the day. thanks for posting. made for bevy tag, please see my rating system.
  4. Very good omelet. I made this in my microwave omelet pan and added a few green onions on top. I'll bet that some chopped tomato would be good on this too. Thanks bmcnichol for a great lunch.
  5. This was very good, although next time I am going to reduce the chili slightly it was a little too much for our tastes, I also added in 1/4 teaspoon baking powder to make the eggs fluffier, my DH enjoyed this for a Saturday brunch, thanks for sharing hon!...Kitten :)


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