Spicy Ground Pork Omelet

Made with crispy ground pork, potatoes, onions, tomatoes and jalapeños, this spicy ground pork omelet makes a great filling breakfast or a special brunch dish.

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Spicy Ground Pork Omelet

I would say a definite plus about staying home with my precious kids is that I get to enjoy a calm and delicious breakfast, like today’s spicy ground pork omelet. Gone are the hectic mornings when I would just grab a banana or drink a quick smoothie on my way to work.

Nowadays, after dropping my daughter off at school, my son and I come back home and head straight to the kitchen where he sits and pretends to cook while I whip us up something warm and satisfying to start our day.

This week my husband and I reached our 30th day of Whole30. To commemorate this day I decided to make a special breakfast, yet it is still healthy and Whole30 compliant.

The great thing about the ground pork used in the spicy ground pork omelet is that there was leftover pork for the rest of the week. My husband has enjoyed a delicious breakfast every day this week by quickly reheating the meat and making a couple of scrambled eggs before heading off to work.

Learn more about our adventures with Whole30 by clicking here.

Like my husband, you can plan ahead and partake in some scrambled or fried eggs with a side of spicy ground pork or take it a step further and whip up this hearty spicy ground pork omelet for your next brunch.

How to Make a Spicy Ground Pork Omelet

First, brown one pound of ground pork in a medium skillet or pan. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Once browned, push the meat to the sides of the pan and add in one small diced potato to the middle. Salt the potatoes at this point.

The meat should have released enough fat to cook the potatoes, but if not, add about a tablespoon of oil to the middle of the pan before adding in the potatoes.

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Let the potatoes sit for a couple of minutes to get crispy and then flip them. When they are crispy, mix them in with the meat.

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Once the potatoes are tender and a little crispy, add in 1/4 of a diced onion and 1 diced jalapeño. Sauté with the pork and potatoes then add in one diced tomato.

Season with 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1/8 teaspoon of oregano. Season with more salt and pepper if needed.

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Now for the omelet.

While the onions, jalapeños, and tomatoes are cooking, evenly coat the bottom of a wide, flat skillet with 1/2 tablespoon of cooking fat (I prefer olive oil but my husband likes to use ghee). In a small bowl, scramble two eggs until well mixed. Add in salt and pepper to taste.

Heat the skillet on medium-high heat. When the skillet is hot, add in the eggs and swirl the pan so the bottom of the pan is coated with a thin layer of eggs. The eggs will cook pretty quickly, in about 2 minutes or less. Once the edges are not runny, use a spatula to flip them over.

Be careful not break the egg apart, it should look like a large egg tortilla. Let the eggs cook on that side for another minute, then place on a plate.

Then, spoon some of the spicy ground pork on one side of the omelet. Fold the other side over the meat, like a taco, and the spicy ground pork omelet is ready to serve.

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I hope you enjoy!

What do you like to fill your omelets with? I’d love to know in the comments below.

Spicy Ground Pork Omelet

This omelet is filled with ground pork, crispy potatoes, tomatoes, onions and jalapeños for a delicious and filling breakfast or brunch.

Author Gemma from Everyday Latina

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 medium potato, diced small
  • 1/4 diced onion
  • 1 diced medium tomato
  • 1 diced jalapeño
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground pork in a medium skillet or pan. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Dice one medium potato in small cubes so they will cook faster. Salt the potatoes.

  3. Push the pork to the sides of the pan and add the potatoes to the middle. The meat should have released enough fat to cook the potatoes, but if not, add about a tablespoon of oil to the middle of the pan to cook the potatoes.

  4. Let the potatoes crisp up for a couple of minutes and then flip them. When they are crispy, mix them in with the meat.

  5. Once the potatoes are tender and crispy, add in the diced onion and the diced jalapeño. Mix and sauté with the pork and potatoes.

  6. After about 2 minutes, add the diced tomatoes and sauté with the rest of the ingredients. Set aside.

  7. While the onions, jalapeños, and tomatoes are cooking, evenly coat the bottom of a wide, flat skillet with 1/2 tablespoon of cooking fat, such as olive oil. Heat the skillet on medium-high heat.

  8. In a small bowl, scramble two eggs until well mixed. Add in salt and pepper to taste. When the skillet is hot, add in the eggs and swirl the pan so the bottom of the pan is coated with a thin layer of eggs.

  9. The eggs will cook pretty quickly, in about 2 minutes or less. Once the edges are not runny, use a spatula to flip them over. Let the eggs cook on that side for another minute, then place on a plate.

  10. Spoon some of the spicy ground pork on one side of the omelet. Fold the other side over the meat, like a taco, and serve.

6 Comments

    1. everydaylatina Author

      I didn’t either. I bought it while I was doing the Whole30 to make breakfast sausage, but I didn’t really like the recipe. But then I decided to try it this way and it was so good!

      Reply

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