Filipino Breakfast Torta

Filipino Breakfast Torta - Omelet | All that's Jas

A hearty omelet to start your day, this Filipino breakfast torta is easy to make and a great solution for a quick meal any time of the day. Best of all, you can make it your own by adding your favorite vegetables. This delicious omelet is naturally gluten-free, but also dairy-free and Paleo approved, in case you have any dietary restrictions.

 

This hearty Filipino breakfast torta is easy to make and a great solution for a quick breakfast, brunch or supper.

I love the simplicity of this Filipino torta and have to admit that I expected more foreign ingredients. But, I had everything I needed already in my fridge, including the fish sauce. I have no idea when and why I bought the fish sauce, but I was glad to have it.

 

It smelled and tasted good, although there was no expiration date on the bottle. That triggered me to go through my entire pantry and toss old items. Now I have to replenish them all. Don’t you hate that?

 

If you don’t like the fish sauce or otherwise won’t have a use for it, you can replace it with soy sauce. Traditionally, this Filipino torta is made with ground beef or pork but I think chicken would be just fine too. By adding a salad to the omelet, like this Asian zucchini salad or sweet and sour apple cabbage salad, you’ll get a nice meal for lunch or supper.

WARNING: the fish sauce mixed with eggs has a pungent odor (I threw away the first batch thinking my eggs were rotten) but once baked, the odor disappears. However, if that’s too fishy for you, replace it with soy sauce.

 

 

Filipino Breakfast Torta – Omelet Recipe

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Filipino-style omelet

 

INGREDIENTS:
Serves 4

  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef or pork
  • 1 tablespoon fish or soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons oil, divided
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat two teaspoons of the oil in a large skillet. Add onions and garlic and sauté, stirring often, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef or pork and cook until cooked through, stirring often and breaking large clumps with a wooden spoon, about 8 to 10 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Drain the beef mixture and let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Add eggs and fish or soy sauce to the cooled beef mixture and stir to combine.
  3. In an 8-inch non-stick skillet, heat one teaspoon of the oil over medium-low heat. With a ladle, scoop some of the mixture (about ¼) into the hot oil. Let omelet set for 3 minutes, then sprinkle with some of the green onions. Flip omelet and cook 2 minutes longer. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining oil, egg-beef mixture, and green onions until the mixture is gone.
  4. Serve omelet individually, or stack on top of each other and cut into 4 layered slices. Serve with ketchup or sriracha chili sauce.

 

Breakfast torta Filipino style

Delicious torta with ground beef and eggs

 

4.34 from 3 votes
Filipino omelet for breakfast
Filipino Breakfast Torta - Omelet Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
This hearty Filipino breakfast torta is easy to make and a great solution for a quick breakfast, brunch or supper.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound ground beef or pork
  • 1 tablespoon fish or soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 large eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoons oil divided
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Heat two teaspoons of the oil in a large skillet. Add onions and garlic and sauté, stirring often, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef or pork and cook until cooked through, stirring often and breaking large clumps with a wooden spoon, about 8 to 10 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Drain the beef mixture and let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Add eggs and fish or soy sauce to the cooled beef mixture and stir to combine.
  3. In an 8-inch non-stick skillet, heat one teaspoon of the oil over medium-low heat. With a ladle, scoop some of the mixture (about ¼) into the hot oil. Let omelet set for 3 minutes, then sprinkle with some of the green onions. Flip omelet and cook 2 minutes longer. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining oil, egg-beef mixture, and green onions until the mixture is gone.
  4. Serve omelet individually, or stack on top of each other and cut into 4 layered slices. Serve with ketchup or sriracha chili sauce.

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22 Comment

  1. Reply
    Kari Wagner Hoban
    January 3, 2018 at 8:15 am

    My BFF is Filipino so I will have to ask her about these. They look delicious.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 3, 2018 at 4:36 pm

      Hi, Kari! I’m interested in what your BFF thinks. I’ve got the recipe from a Filipino chef 😀 Thanks for stopping in!

  2. Reply
    Jann Olson
    January 3, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Very impressive! It looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 4, 2018 at 8:57 am

      Thank you!

  3. Reply
    Leslie
    January 5, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Oooh, this is right up my husband’s alley. Definitely going to have to pass this recipe along. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 5, 2018 at 8:26 pm

      Yea, it kind of looks like a manly meal, ha!

  4. Reply
    frugal hausfrau
    January 5, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    What a fun recipe to eat and to make! Happy New year, Jas, and thanks for sharing this at Fiesta Friday!

    Mollie

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 5, 2018 at 8:32 pm

      Best to you in 2018 and always, Mollie!

  5. Reply
    Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
    January 6, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Such creative recipes! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! PINNED!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 6, 2018 at 10:13 pm

      Thanks, Kelly! And so simple 🙂

  6. Reply
    Mary
    January 6, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Jas this is more like a brunch or even lunch. But now that I am thinking about it maybe that is what the morning meal should be, full of goodness and hearty flavor. A winner and one I must definitely try.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 6, 2018 at 10:15 pm

      I agree with you, it’s substantial enough for a supper, but Filipinos eat it for breakfast so why not? 🙂

  7. Reply
    Roseann Hampton
    January 6, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    These look like they would be really filling! Thanks for sharing on The Blogger’s Pit stop! Roseann from http://www.thisautoimmunelife.com

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 6, 2018 at 10:17 pm

      They are, Roseann. One of these for breakfast and you can skip lunch, lol.

  8. Reply
    Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook
    January 8, 2018 at 2:24 am

    As a Filipino, I must say that I am very much impressed. These look so perfectly cooked and you make better torta than me. 😀 Thanks for sharing, Jas. Happy new year and happy Fiesta Friday!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 8, 2018 at 8:28 pm

      Oh, my! That’s the best testimonial I could ever ask for! Thank you so very much, Jhuls! You really made my day! 😀 XO

  9. Reply
    Petra
    January 8, 2018 at 8:55 am

    This looks like a hearty breakfast/brunch. I love anything with eggs!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday, http://fiestafriday.net/2018/01/05/fiesta-friday-205/

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 8, 2018 at 8:29 pm

      It is a hearty meal. I’m so happy you like it, Petra! 😀

  10. Reply
    Akaleistar
    January 8, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    That looks delicious!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 8, 2018 at 8:32 pm

      Thank you much!

  11. Reply
    Beverly
    January 12, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    What a delicious recipe, Jas. Great combination of flavors. The omelets look so pretty, too. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      January 13, 2018 at 3:01 pm

      Thank you much, Beverly! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

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