Hearty Mexican Omelet Recipe
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Hearty Mexican Omelet Recipe

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Hearty enough for brunch, lunch or even dinner, this tasty omelet from our Test Kitchen boasts tangy Southwest appeal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:1 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 1 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped avocado
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 corn tortilla (6 inches), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Salsa, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 omelet (prepared with reduced-fat sour cream, reduced-fat butter, egg substitute and reduced-fat cheese; calculated without salt and salsa) equals 608 calories, 39 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 1,181 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 47 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the avocado, sour cream, chilies, onion, lemon juice, salt if desired, pepper and hot pepper sauce; set aside.
  2. In a 10-in. nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add tortilla pieces; cook for 2 minutes or until softened. Meanwhile, whisk eggs. Add eggs to skillet (mixture should set immediately at edges).
  3. As eggs set, push cooked edges toward the center, letting uncooked portion flow underneath. When the eggs are set, spoon avocado mixture over one side and sprinkle with cheese; fold other side over filling.
  4. Invert omelet onto a plate to serve. Cover and let stand for 1-1/2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with salsa if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Mexican Omelet in Cooking for 2 Spring 2006, p7

Nutritional Facts

1/2 omelet (prepared with reduced-fat sour cream, reduced-fat butter, egg substitute and reduced-fat cheese; calculated without salt and salsa) equals 608 calories, 39 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 1,181 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 47 g protein.

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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