Omelette Carnitas | Downshiftology

This carnitas omelette it’s a delicious way to bring the best Mexican flavors to the breakfast table. It’s filled with tender pork carnitas, lightly caramelized fajita veggies and topped with (you guessed it) guacamole, sour cream, and a sprinkle of cilantro.

Whenever I make a batch of mine insanely delicious Carnitas I try to think of new and creative recipes to run out of leftovers. And ever since breakfast it’s one of my favorite dishes, I was inspired to make a hearty and tasty omelette! Because let’s be honest, omelets (aside from scrambled eggs) are a great way to use leftover ingredients.

It was a quick and easy recipe to put together with some leftovers fajita vegetables. But the boy did this so good. Heck, I’d even say this is Sunday brunch worth wowing your guests. And when you dip each bite into a stack of guacamole and sour cream, it really takes over.

Ingredients for a carnitas omelette on a table.

What’s in this Carnitas omelette recipe?

With pre-prepared carnitas and fajita veggies, all you have to do is whip up the egg base! Here is what you will need.

  • Butter or oil: You will need a little something to grease the pan. Some people love butter (or ghee), some love oil, I personally love it Bacon Fat.
  • Eggs: Only 3 large eggs are needed for a large omelette.
  • Carnitas: My slow cooker recipe makes some incredibly good carnitas – just to say so.
  • Fajita Veggies: A delicious way to sneak in Mexican veggies and flavors in this omelette!

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

Remember, the size of the pan does matter

This omelette is made with a 10-inch non-stick pan, which has an inside diameter of 8 inches. It’s an omelette as big as a boy! If you want a smaller omelette, you can make it in an 8-inch pan (which has an inside diameter of 6 inches) with 2 eggs.

How to make an omelette, carnitas style

If you’ve never made an omelette before, don’t worry. It’s super easy with the help of a pan lid. You will see!

Prepare the egg base for a pan-fried carnitas omelette.

Prepare the egg base. First, beat the eggs with a fork in a small bowl. In your skillet, heat the butter over medium heat, then pour the eggs in an even layer. Turn it down to low, cover with a lid and let it cook until it’s no longer liquid. Only 1-2 minutes!

Prepare a pan-fried carnitas omelette.

Add the good stuff. Stack the carnitas and fajita vegetables on one side of the omelette. Then fold the other half and slowly slide the omelette onto the plate. That’s all!

Ways To Serve Carnitas Omelette

You can serve as is with a dollop of guacamole and sour cream, but why not make the extra length for a even better omelette. Here are some ideas for really delicious flavors.

  • Add the dips: Create a batch of Pico de Gallo or this style of restaurant sauce for a refreshing bite. Plus, you can save the rest to snack on tortilla chips. Can’t beat a two for one!
  • Season a sauce: When it comes to Tex-Mex flavors, a thread of lime cream or chipotle sauce always pushes my meals up a notch.
  • Sprinkle the herbs: A sprinkle of cilantro for the best Mexican flavor!
A plate of carnitas omelettes with fajita vegetables and sour cream.

More egg recipes for breakfast

If you love eggs as much as I do, you’ll be happy to know that I have a full rundown of egg recipes to enjoy. But here’s a quick look at some reader favorites.

If you make this carnitas omelette, let me know how it turned out! I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.

Vegetable omelette with carnitas and fajita next to cilantro

Carnitas omelette

The Carnitas omelette is stuffed with tender, crispy pork, fajita vegetables and topped with guacamole and sour cream for a delicious and hearty breakfast!

Calories: 234kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 17g, Saturated fats: 4g, Trans fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 281mg, Sodium: 132mg, Potassium: 292mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 356IU, Football: 45mg, Iron: 2mg

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