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Chili Cheese Omelet

Three-Cheese and Chili Omelet

Start off the day with this hearty three-cheese and chili omelet breakfast.
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For the Omelet:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons butter (salted)
  • 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup cubed hot pepper jack cheese
  • 3 dashes ground black pepper

For the Toppings:

  • 1 cup prepared chili
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons sour cream

For Garnish:

  • 1/2 of a tomato diced
  • 1 tablespoon diced fresh jalapeno optional
  • 2 teaspoons diced red onion optional
  • 1/2 of a lime


For the Omelet:

  • In a medium size bowl, add eggs and milk. Whisk together.  Set aside for a moment.
  • To a medium size non-stick skillet, add butter. Heat the butter on low to medium heat. 
  • Just before all of the butter is melted, whisk the egg mixture again briskly so that air bubbles form.
  • To the pan, add the egg mixture and turn the heat down to low
  • Put a lid over the pan. After two minutes, remove the lid. The egg should be just about cooked through. 
  • Top just half of the egg surface with the mozzarella and hot pepper jack cheese. Add pepper.
  • Using a spatula, gently lift the other half of the egg surface (the side without the cheese). 
  • Then flip the “non-cheese” side over on to the cheese. 
  • Remove the pan from the heat, and put the lid back on.  
  • Leave the lid on until the eggs are completely cooked through from the residual heat in the covered pan.

For the Topping:

  • Warm up the chili in the microwave (in a microwave-safe bowl) or in a pan on the stove top.
  • Transfer the warm omelet from the pan onto serving plate.
  • On top of the omelet, add warm chili.  Top with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.

For Garnish:

  • Garnish with tomato, jalapeno, red onion, and lime juice.



  1. The most important tip for making this recipe is the same one with all recipes that have eggs in them...never crack an egg over food.
  2. It's a good idea to crack each egg in a separate bowl first before adding it in with other ingredients (or in with other eggs). 
  3. This way, if the egg is bad (i.e. smells off or bad, or is discolored), it can be discarded before contaminating other ingredients.