Big Ole Tex-Mex Burrito Omelet

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Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (332.4 g)
  • Calories 342.1
  • Total Fat - 22 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 445.1 mg
  • Sodium - 904.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 6.8 g
  • Protein - 23.9 g
  • Calcium - 240.2 mg
  • Iron - 3.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 40.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Cook the chorizo in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, breaking it up, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate.

Step 2

Stir the cumin, cayenne and paprika into the drippings in the skillet. Add the beans and onion and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.

Step 3

Season with salt and black pepper, then add the bell pepper and cook 1 to 2 more minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

Step 4

Whisk the eggs and milk in another bowl.

Step 5

Wipe out the skillet, reduce the heat to medium and add 1/2 tablespoon butter.

Step 6

Pour half of the egg mixture into the skillet and cook until the center is no longer liquid, loosening the edges with a rubber spatula and tilting the skillet to let the uncooked egg run underneath.

Step 7

Shake the pan to loosen the omelet,then spoon half of the bean mixture, chorizo and cheese down the center.

Step 8

Fold in both sides to cover the filling, then flip the omelet so it is seam-side down and cook 1 more minute.

Step 9

Repeat with the remaining butter, egg mixture and fillings to make another omelet.

Step 10

Top with the green salsa sauce and garnish with the crema and tomato.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


What a meal! I have never had pinto beans in an omelette, but now I am definitely open to it in the future. This omelette was devoured for brunch today. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(22 Mar 2020)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Super loaded tasty omelet. I cut the recipe back to 2 eggs and it was a large brunch that was enjoyed. I used black beans instead of Pinto. This looks messy but that made it all the more enjoyable. Will make it again.

(18 Jun 2017)


Great flavors in this omelette, served it with tortillas.

review by:
(31 Mar 2016)


BIG is right. This is a very filling way to start the day. This is packed with flavors - I really liked the use of salsa verde. Thanks for sharing! CQ2

review by:
(5 Sep 2015)