The classic American adaptation of the French omelette; the Denver Omelet! AKA the Southwest Omelet, AKA the Texas Omelet. 19th century mid-west Cattle drivers were served something similar by Chinese railroad cooks as a form of Egg Foo Yong, which transformed into the Denver Omelet.
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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 or Texas Pete Hot Sauce for garnish.
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%
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Immediately fold omelet to force cheese to melt inside, remove from pan, and serve immediately.
- 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.