Two Egg Denver Omelet

The classic American adaptation of the French omelette; the Denver Omelet! AKA the Southwest Omelet, AKA the Texas Omelet. Either way, 19th century mid-west Cattle drivers were served something similar to this by Chinese railroad cooks as a form of Egg Foo Yong, which transformed into the Denver Omelet as we know it today.

All you need is some eggs, ham, bell peppers, onion, and cheese. All basic cooking ingredients aside such as butter, salt, pepper, etc.

Ingredients: (Makes 1 Omelet)

  • 2 Large Eggs whisked.
  • 2 Ounces Diced Ham Steak.
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Green Bell Pepper.
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Red Bell Pepper.
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Red Onion.
  • 1 Ounce Block Cheddar Cheese, Freshly Grated.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper.
  • Optional: Sriracha Drizzle, ketchup or Hot Sauce.

Nutrition Facts: (Per 1 Omelet)

  • Calories: 280
  • Total Fat: 18g
  • – Saturated: 7g
  • – Trans: 0g
  • – Poly: 2g
  • – Mono: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 380mg
  • Sodium: 1,200mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Vitamin D: 0%
  • Calcium: 100%
  • Iron: 6%
  • Potassium: 240mg
  • Vitamin A: 70%
  • Vitamin C: 75%


  1. Prep work: Chop 1/4 Cup of Green Bell Pepper, 1/4 Cup of Red Bell Pepper, and 1/4 Cup of Red Onion. Cube a Ham Steak to a 2 Ounce portion, grate 1 Ounce of block Cheddar Cheese, and whisk Two Large Eggs.
  2. Heat a skillet to medium-low heat you don’t want it too hot, then add in your cubed ham first. Get a little color on it then pour in your whisked eggs.
  3. Don’t wait for ham and eggs to fully cook it’ll happen over time, go ahead and add in your veggies; Chopped Red and Green Bell Peppers and Chopped Red Onion.
  4. Once you see the egg begin to solidify some and it’s not too runny on top, flip it over. Once it is flipped add your grated Cheddar Cheese.
  5. Immediately fold omelet to force cheese to melt inside, remove from pan, and serve immediately.
  6. Optional Step! Top it off with a drizzle of Sriracha Sauce or your favorite Hot Sauce! I love Sriracha and especially TEXAS PETE. But that’s up to you. I like my eggs like my bloody marys, SPICY SON! I think the main thing is that you get that mid-western America flavor of peppers, onion, and cheddar cheese in the eggs with the diced ham. That’s what makes a Denver Omelet.

Any images, quotes, and audio tracks from the film Pulp Fiction are the sole property of Miramax, Disney. I do not own the rights to that content, I just enjoy the pop culture and am gladly sharing it as part of my recipe video. Enjoy!

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