Introduction: Leftover Taco Bell Omelet!

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Last night my sister and I got too much food at taco bell, and instead of throwing out the rest, decided to make a fun omelet in the morning! All you really need is eggs and your left overs, but we decided to add a couple fun fixings. Turned out to be pretty delicious!

Step 1: Ingredients

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First, you'll need some ingredients!
This omelet was made for three people, but would be great for two hungry people!

Materials: 
-Stove
-non-stick pan
-spatula
-medium bowl
-fork/whisk

Omelet Base:
-3 egg whites
-3 whole eggs
*by using some egg whites and some whole eggs, the outcome is a less condensed omelet, I prefer this lighter mixture but feel free to use 4/5 whole eggs to achieve the same amount of omelet base*

Omelet Fixings:
-1 Taco
-1/2 cup salsa
-1/4 cup of cheese (add more if you like!) 
-1 large hand-full of tortilla chips, crushed
-1 Tablespoon of olive oil for the pan

Step 2: Cooking the Base

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Take your egg whites and eggs and whisk them up in a bowl. When finished, heat your pan at a medium heat with a tablespoon of olive oil. One quick swirl of olive oil around the pan is usually equal to about 1 tablespoon. When it's nice and warm and you can hear the oil sizzle a bit, add your egg batter. When it's about half way cooked, start adding your fixings!  

Notice that when you are half way cooked, the uncooked egg will act like an adhesive glue for small fixings like crushed tortilla chips or cheese pieces, as it cooks the tortilla bits will remain intact with the omelet base. This is handy, so that when you do fold, flip, or serve your omelet, none of the little pieces get thrown around your kitchen, and more is left for you! ;-) 

Step 3: Last Fixing: Taco

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Add whichever other fixing you've chosen to add. We added our crushed tortilla chips, cheese bits, and swirled some salsa amongst the omelet base. 

Because our taco bell-taco had lettuce in it, we decided to leave it for last. Cooked lettuce is not quite a delicacy. By the time we added this, the omelet base was almost totally cooked. 

We cut it up a bit with a knife, and then crumbled bits and pieces amongst the pan. 

Step 4: Serve!

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This fun omelet can be served open or you can fold it in half like we did. Nevertheless, it will taste the same any way you choose! We sure enjoyed it, and we hope that anyone else who tries it enjoys a fun leftovers-turned-to-breakfast delectable! Cheers!

Comments

Phsycoduckie (author)2011-06-03

This. Is. So. Sad. Only in America! I mean seriously guess? Seriously? A Tacobell omelet? Wow, just wow. Only in America. Whats next a Big Mac cake? Four more words: I FREAKING LOVE IT!

overlandpark4me (author)2011-03-03

And since it's Taco Bell, it's technically meatless...

Bat Signal (author)2011-03-02

Cool!. I did a similar thing with a leftover burrito from a local taqueria. I called it a "Southwestern" omelet and my wife adopted that phrase. Our son's unexpected guest wolfed it down the next day and gave us a complement.

slice_rulz (author)2011-01-01

one problem. how do you find left over taco bell? that stuff is delicious... i never have leftovers. nice instructable though. i would throw in cinnamon twist for authenticity. i know what you are thinking, that sounds gross because those are like desert but people like donuts for breakfast too.

HiImLizzay (author)slice_rulz2011-01-01

So funny you mention that, we got one of those $5 box deals and had the taco and cinnamon twists left over actually! But my dad got a hold of the cinnamon twists before we could have even conceived the idea of such an omelet. You should make a leftover taco bell cinnamon twists french toast instructable!

siedpe13 (author)HiImLizzay2011-01-02

i buy a lot taco bell with the idea of saving some for later. usually later consists of microwaving them at midnight but as long as theres some left anything could be done such as making an omelet

initys (author)2011-01-02

looks appetizing

gnomedriver (author)2011-01-02

Hangover food does not come any better than this.

l8nite (author)2011-01-01

I usually get the soft tacos, for leftovers I open and remove as much of the lettuce as possible add some extra shredded cheese and place the taco in the toaster oven for a couple minutes but now that you've shared your idea I can see where the innards could be scraped out and added to an omolet ! GREAT IDEA

For a really fluffy omolet, crack your eggs in a large glass, add a 1/2 teaspoon of water per egg (I also add hotsauce) then use an imersion (stick) blender to whip the eggs, by carefully tilting the blender and allowing air in the mix you can triple the volume

scoochmaroo (author)2011-01-01

Great pictures!

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