Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Cheese burger omelette

The best way to eat an egg!

After patty month had ended I had some beef patty filling left over. We took this left-over meat and used in a few omlettes that were amazingly delicious. It was then the idea for a beef filled omelette came into my thoughts. Since I had no intention of remaking a whole pot of beef filling just for one omelette, I decided to incorporate the beef in a different way. Suddenly the cheese burger pops right in my head and I knew that would be the omlete flavor inspiration for this post.

It seems eggs, beef and burgers are always mixed up in some form or another. Now-a-days everyone is topping their burgers with eggs, taking the breakfast staple into the lunch category. So why not take the burger meat on over to breakfast. It’s not as time consuming as one would imagine. The hardest part is grilling the burger (and making sure not to overcook it). I tried to grill the burgers to medium, because I still sauté them in the oil before adding the eggs. And if you cook them to well done and then sauté them again they will get too rubbery, tough and chewy. So try not to over-cook the beef at the grilling stage. And if you like your meat on the medium rare side then add the eggs and the beef at the same time instead of sautéing the beef first.

This is the one recipe where I do not recommend sautéing the onions and tomatoes first. Raw onions and cooked onions taste completely different. And raw onions help to give a burger that authentic taste. By adding the onions and tomatoes to the center with the cheese they just warm up but they don’t cook. Yup this omelette really does taste like a bun-less cheese burger, especially with the relish and ketchup added. 

Ingredients (printable recipe)
1 burger patty (seasoned with salt and black pepper)
1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil
2 eggs
2 pinches salt
2 pinches black pepper
2 tablespoon chopped onion
2 tablespoon chopped tomato
¼ cup cheddar ( I used a spicy jalapeno cheddar)

Garnish optional
1 teaspoon sweet relish


  • Season the burger patty with salt and black pepper and grill to medium (1-2 minutes per side on a hot grill)
  • Slice into fine pieces and set aside
  • Beat the two eggs with the salt and black pepper
  • Chop finely the onions and tomatoes
  • Shred the cheese
  • In a non-stick pan melt the butter or add oil on high heat
  • Sauté the chopped burger patty in the oil for another minute
  • Pour the egg all over the beef pushing in with the spatula and allowing the runny egg  to seep to the edges (see video demo)
  • Once the egg is no longer runny reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 1 minute or until the top is firm
  • Once the top is firm flip the egg add the onions tomato and cheese to the center
  • Fold over and allow the cheese to melt
  • Serve, and garnish with ketchup and sweet relish. 

Greedy Tips:
  • Try not to over-cook the beef at the grilling stage1 to 2 minutes per side. 
  • It will cook further when its being sauteed 
  • But if you like your meat on the medium/rare side then add the eggs and the beef at the same time instead of sautéing the beef first. 

Xoxo Greedygirl

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