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Spanish Omelet

Wake up your taste buds with the yummy flavors of warm refried beans, salsa and shredded cheese in 15 minutes flat. Spice it up with a hot salsa, or add sizzling cooked bacon for a smoky twist. —Teresa Gunnell, Lovettsville, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup refried beans, warmed
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 1/4 cup salsa


  • Heat a 10-in. nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Whisk eggs and water. Add half of the egg mixture to skillet (mixture should set immediately at edges).
  • As eggs set, push cooked edges toward the center, letting uncooked portion flow underneath. When the eggs are set, spoon half of the beans and half of the onion on one side and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese; fold other side over filling. Slide omelet onto a plate. Repeat. Garnish with salsa and remaining cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 omelet: 450 calories, 26g fat (10g saturated fat), 583mg cholesterol, 944mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • Cris
    Nov 9, 2020

    I’m from Spain, and I’m sorry, but that doesn’t has anything to do with a Spanish omelette and we don’t even eat refried beans in Spain, maybe you are confuse with Mexican?!?!?!?! Spanish omelette has eggs, salt and potatoes, and sometimes onions or green or red peppers. Spain is in Europe and Mexican food is completely different than ours.

  • Denise
    Jul 18, 2019

    It's good but it is not a Spanish omelet. Spanish omelets are creamy eggs with potatoes.

  • Loiscooks
    Jul 7, 2017

    Good omelet. I did not have red onion, so I used white. I will use this recipe again.

  • ms11145
    Jan 31, 2017

    I fix omelets once a week. This will definitely be in the rotation. The only thing I did differently is that I subbed milk for the water.

  • sbethowens
    Feb 22, 2013

    It was a nice variation on the omelet theme. We didn't add the water to the eggs, as I can't ever follow a recipe, but they were delicious. My husband said we could have them again. My 3 year old son appreciated the black olives that I added to his.