Filipino omelet for breakfast

Filipino Breakfast Torta - Omelet Recipe

This hearty Filipino breakfast torta is easy to make and a great solution for a quick breakfast, brunch or supper.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Filipino
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 456kcal
Author Jas


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Add eggs and fish or soy sauce to the cooled beef mixture and stir to combine.
  • 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.
  • Serve omelet individually, or stack on top of each other and cut into 4 layered slices. Serve with ketchup or sriracha chili sauce.


Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 326mg | Sodium: 713mg | Potassium: 442mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3.5mg