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Vegetarian Black Bean Omelet Recipe

Save yourself time and money with this easy way to spice up your eggs.
Vegetarian Black Bean Omelet RecipeMitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Why shell out your hard-earned dollars for an overpriced gut bomb when you can make something better, healthier, and cheaper at home in 10 minutes flat? And nowhere is that question more relevant than with omelets. Which would you prefer: an $11 spinach omelet from a restaurant that can be packed with nearly 1,000 calories, or a $1.50 omelet filled with an oozing center of black beans and cheese, for 330 calories?

Nutrition: 330 calories, 8 g fat (6 g saturated), 480 mg sodium

Serves 4

You’ll Need

1 can (14–16oz) black beans, drained
Juice of 1 lime
1⁄4 tsp cumin
Hot sauce
8 eggs
Salt and black pepper to taste
1⁄2 cup feta cheese, plus more for serving
Pico de Gallo or bottled salsa
Sliced avocado (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Pulse the black beans, lime juice, cumin, and a few shakes of hot sauce in a food processor until it has the consistency of refried beans, adding a bit of water to help if necessary.
  2. Coat a small nonstick pan with nonstick cooking spray or a bit of butter or olive oil and heat over medium heat.
  3. Crack two eggs into a bowl and beat with a bit of salt and pepper.
  4. Add the eggs to the pan, then use a spatula to stir and then lift the cooked egg on the bottom to allow raw egg to slide under.
  5. When the eggs have all but set, spoon a quarter of the black bean mixture and 2 tablespoons feta down the middle of the omelet.
  6. Use the spatula to fold over a third of the egg to cover the mixture in the center, then carefully slide the omelet onto a plate, using the spatula flip it over at the last second to form one fully rolled omelet.
  7. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make four omelets. Garnish with pico de gallo, avocado slices if you like, and bit more crumbled feta.

Eat This Tip

How to Perfect Omelets

Cooking an omelet is like scrambling a batch of eggs, only you let it set in a single unified layer before adding your filling. Follow the steps below for the perfect egg-based breakfast.

Step 1: Let raw egg slide underneath the cooked egg

Step 2: When egg is set, fold the ends over the filling

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Step 3: Slide the omelet out onto a warm plate

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