Denver Omelet Recipe

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The Denver Omelet is the most famous breakfast omelet in the world. Sometimes called a “Western Omelet”, the egg concoction is filled with diced ham, onions, and green bell peppers. Of course there are variations in this omelet.

In the Midwestern United States it is sometimes toped with cheese and a side dish of hash browns. Our omelet includes bacon, red bell peppers and hot sauce to add some heat.

Here are the ingredients:

4 large eggs
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped red bell peppers
1/2 cup chopped green bell peppers
1/2 cup cooked diced ham
8 slices cooked bacon – drained and crumbled
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
a couple drops of your favorite hot sauce

Here is the Preparation:

Melt butter in a large skillet or on a non-stick griddle or pan. Sauté your onions, bell peppers, ham and bacon in pan until the onions start to caramelize.

Whip the eggs in a small bowl and lightly salt. Add pepper and hot sauce if desired. Stir the eggs into the skillet. Lightly brown on one side and then flip to the other. Cook until both sides are brown.

Serve with hash browns and toast.


Nutrition Information

Serving Size 1/2 recipe
Calories 487
Fat grams 38.3
Saturated Fat (g) 15.6
Polyunsaturated Fat (g) 3.68
Monounsaturated Fat (g) 11.1
Cholesterol milligrams 478
Sodium mg 1810
Potassium mg 452
Carbohydrates grams 12.3
Dietary Fiber (g) 2.48
Sugars (g) 0
Protein (g) 22.8

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