Mexican Omelet With Salsa and Sour Cream

Mexican Omelete- Tortilla de Huevos
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 omelet
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
382 Calories
31g Fat
5g Carbs
21g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 382
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 423mg 141%
Sodium 822mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 293mg 23%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 290mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

In Spanish, omelets are sometimes called "tortilla de huevos" which means "egg tortilla." This one is filled with Mexican style ingredients and makes a delicious low-carb breakfast.


  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons crema, or sour cream

  • Pinch of salt

  • Pinch of cumin

  • Pinch of garlic powder

  • 1/4 cup shredded jack cheese

  • 1/8 cup fresh salsa, drained of juices

  • 1 teaspoon lard or oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Beat eggs, crema, salt, cumin, and garlic powder together.

  2. Heat oil or lard in a medium round frying pan over medium heat. Pour in the egg mixture and turn heat to the lowest setting. Let the egg cook until almost set. If egg browns, the pan is too hot. Next, flip the omelet over.

  3. Place cheese and salsa on half of the omelet. Fold the top over to help melt the cheese. Cover with a lid or a piece of foil for about 3 minutes to finish melting the cheese. Remove from pan and serve immediately.

  4. Slide out of the pan onto a plate and then place the pan upside down on top of the plate. Turn pan and plate over so omelet falls back into the pan to cook the other side.

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