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Monday's Leftovers: Ground Beef Omelet

Monday's Leftovers: Ground Beef Omelet

On a busy work night, one of my favorite things to do is whip up breakfast for dinner. An omelet full of meat (or beans), tomatoes and potatoes is a hearty and filling dish, and yet whips up together in very little time. You can use ground beef, or leftover beanburger, as the main protein, or change it to suit your needs. For a simple recipe for a jampacked omelet,

To utilize your leftovers, simply replace the ground beef with crumbled beanburgers or hamburgers.

Tortang Carne (Ground Beef Omelet)
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1 lb. ground beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/4 tsp sugar
salt and pepper
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 cup water (optional)
4-6 eggs, at room temperature
oil, for frying

1. In a skillet over medium heat, brown ground meat for about 5-7 minutes. Drain excess fat.

2. Stir in garlic until fragrant. Add onion and tomatoes. Stir-fry for a few minutes or until soft and wilted.

3. Season with sugar, salt and pepper.

4. Add diced potatoes and water, if using. (This allows the potatoes to cook, but if you find it not too dry and can cook the potatoes, don’t add any water so that it will not be watery nor be soggy but if it’s needed just add water a little at a time).


5. Cook covered for about 6-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until potatoes are tender and most of the water (if any) has evaporated. Remove from heat. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool completely. Set aside.

6. Meanwhile, beat the eggs. Pour onto cooled meat mixture. Correct seasonings.

7. Put oil in a skillet about to cover the bottom. Heat oil over medium heat.

8. Spoon 1/2 cup of egg-meat mixture into the skillet. Let it cook undisturbed for 2-3 minutes on each side. (I cooked it just like making a pancake..)

9. Transfer to a serving plate.

chancleta chancleta 10 years
hummmmm maybe i'll make this for breakfast this coming saturday! thanks yum!
PrincessAmes PrincessAmes 10 years
heathaD heathaD 10 years
wow, a leftover recipe i can use! Thank you :) This is nice and easy and has things I really do have in my little fridge!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 10 years
sounds great!!! I love making pancakes for dinner when I am not in the mood to cook! haha
laurafox laurafox 10 years
This doesn't make me hungry whatsoever!
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 10 years
yummy but do you really need sugar?
llendril llendril 10 years
mmm. i'm always looking for great new omelet ideas.
mizz_jennii mizz_jennii 10 years
L0VE omelets ; that looks yummy :)
valepere valepere 10 years
Oh sounds super goodie! I must try this sometime!
Roxymoxi Roxymoxi 10 years
That looks disgusting, but the recipe makes it sound SO yummy!
kcreson kcreson 10 years
eek... i dont know if i could stomach this.
AlecksNWondrland AlecksNWondrland 10 years
I grew up eating groundbeef "omlettes." My filipina mom would makes these all the time and we would eat the on top of rice which makes it extra filling and delicious! We would also use fire roasted eggplants instead of beef.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 10 years
My favorite is Chorizo and potatoes in my eggs. Or Joe's Special Beef if I got out to eat (hamburger, mushrooms, spinach, and parmesan). I'd eat breakfast for ever meal if I could!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
oh man! this looks fab! i love breakfast for dinner! give me some cereal and toast and I'm set! give me this and I'm in heaven!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I agree with mwmsjuly19 - looks funny, but I bet it tastes great!
LyzzNY LyzzNY 10 years
yummy.. that sounds really good.. i think i may attempt to make that tonight... i love meals where you just throw stuff together...
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Sounds delicious -- but it sure didn't photograph very appetizingly...
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