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Black Bean Omelet Recipe

Omelets are one of our favorite breakfast recipes and this easy-to-make, nutritious and yummy black bean omelet won’t dissapoint.

Black bean omelet on a white plate.

If you haven’t noticed already, our family simply loves breakfast fare – from the sweet to the savory, to the healthy and indulgent.  There are so many amazing breakfast dishes out there.

This black bean omelet is the ideal quick and simple breakfast. If you’re trying to cut back on meat but still want a protein filled meal, this is a good vegetarian option.

Are eggs and black beans healthy?

This eggs and black bean omelet contains a plethora of nutrients. They’re packed with vitamin and mineral-rich ingredients like eggs, beans and bell peppers.

Eggs and beans are great sources of protein. If you rarely get enough protein in your day, starting with this egg and black bean dish will keep you feeling full and more energized.

This protein-rich breakfast aids in reducing your carb intake and sticking to healthy eating habits and a balanced diet.

Are you ready to make this black bean omelet? Let’s get started!

How to make a black bean omelet

Crack the eggs in a bowl and add the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Beat with a fork for a minute.

2 beaten eggs in a white bowl.

Heat up a non-stick skillet over medium high heat and add the olive oil.

Once hot, pour in the eggs. Tilt the skillet slightly all around so that the runny eggs in the middle run toward the edge of the skillet.

Let the eggs cook until mostly set, about 30 seconds.

Next, quickly add some of the shredded cheese over one side of the omelet. Then, add the beans and red bell pepper. Top with the remaining cheese.

Fold the omelet and serve.

Making a black bean and egg breakfast dish.

Can you vary the recipe?

You can easily adjust this recipe to your taste and whatever ingredients are available in your pantry and fridge. Use up what’s in your fridge to reduce food waste!

Use any beans you have on hand (kidney beans, chickpeas, white beans), and add leftover deli meats, cooked sausage, or bacon. You can also vary the cheese that will go into your omelet or add jalapenos and fresh cilantro to the mix if you want to kick up the spice in the morning.

This recipe makes one omelet however for me it is quite filling so I like to cut it in half and share it with my husband.

Half of an omelet on a black plate.

What are good fillings for omelets?

There are many other fillings that you can use in your breakfast omelet. By choosing the right ingredients, you can certainly pack it with not just flavor but more nutrients. Here are some of them:

  • Spinach
  • Asparagus
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Deli meats like ham and sausages
  • Bacon
  • Smoked salmon
  • Tuna flakes
  • Imitation crab
  • Tomatoes
  • Feta cheese
  • Olives

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Omelet with black beans on a white plate.
Omelet with black beans on a white plate.
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Black Bean Omelet

This yummy protein packed black bean omelet is a great way to start your day!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword black bean omelet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings 1
Calories 470 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbs red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
  • black pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese

Instructions

  1. Crack the eggs in a bowl and add the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Beat with a fork for a minute.

  2. Heat up a non-stick skillet over medium high heat and add the olive oil.

  3. Once hot, pour in the eggs. Tilt the skillet slightly all around so that the runny eggs in the middle run toward the edge of the skillet.

  4. Let the eggs cook until mostly set, about 30 seconds.

  5. Next, quickly add some of the shredded cheese over one side of the omelet. Then, add the beans and red bell pepper. Top with the remaining cheese.

  6. Fold the omelet and serve. Garnish with the green onion.

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Omelet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 363mg121%
Sodium 356mg15%
Potassium 438mg13%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 1427IU29%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 321mg32%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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