With this pulled pork omelette, you’ll have a super-tasty way to use up last night’s leftover pork. This recipe is all about transforming your dinner remnants into a delicious breakfast masterpiece.
This southern-inspired breakfast is so hearty and satisfying, not to mention incredibly easy to make (once the pulled pork is ready). I like to pair it with some fresh greens and ciabatta bread, but the decision is entirely yours.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Versatile and Tasty: This pulled pork omelette is packed with flavor, a delightful combination of tender pork, smoky BBQ sauce, and fresh veggies. And the beauty is, you can mix and match the veggies to suit your taste buds.
- Great for Leftovers: You know that leftover pulled pork you weren’t sure what to do with? Here’s your answer! This omelette is a fantastic way to transform dinner remnants into a breakfast delight.
- Hearty and Satisfying: Looking for a breakfast that keeps you full until lunch? This recipe has got you covered. Paired with a fresh garden salad and a toasted ciabatta bun, it’s the perfect start to your day.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this pork omelette:
Pulled Pork: You can use leftover pulled pork from your BBQ dinner or even store-bought pre-cooked BBQ pulled pork. Ensure that the pork is tender and well-coated with the barbecue sauce for a delectable, smoky flavor.
Eggs: For the egg mixture, you could use a combination of whole eggs and egg whites to add some extra protein without too many extra calories. Don’t forget to beat the eggs well until fully combined for a fluffy omelette.
Cheese: While mozzarella is a great choice for this recipe, feel free to experiment! Cheddar cheese can add a different layer of flavor and goes particularly well with the pulled pork and barbecue sauce.
Onions: Caramelized onions add a wonderful sweetness that pairs well with the savory pork, but if you prefer a sharper flavor, you could use sautéed red onions or even add some fresh green onions as a garnish.
How To Make a Pulled Pork Omelette
Beat the eggs: In a bowl, add the eggs, salt, and pepper. Beat with a whisk or a fork until fully combined.
Caramelize the onions: In a small skillet, heat about a tbsp of cooking oil. Add the diced onions and caramelize them. Cover the skillet to speed up the process.
Add the eggs: Pour the beaten eggs over the caramelized onions and let it cook lightly for 1-2 minutes.
Add the filling: On one half of the omelette, add the shredded mozzarella cheese, bell pepper, and pulled pork. Drizzle a bit of barbeque sauce on top.
Garnish and serve: Once the edges are set and the bottom of the omelette is lightly browned, carefully fold over the other half of the omelette to cover the filling. Plate the omelette and top it with the same ingredients in the filling. Pair it with a fresh garden salad and a toasted ciabatta bun and enjoy!
- Make sure to caramelize the onions well. The sweetness from the caramelized onions balances the smoky flavor of the pulled pork.
- When adding the egg mixture to the pan, let it cook lightly for 1-2 minutes before adding the filling. This allows the omelette to set and helps avoid breaking.
- Don’t overload the omelette. If there’s too much filling, it can be challenging to flip the omelette without it breaking. Keep the filling to a moderate amount for the best results.
Storage & Reheating
If you’ve got leftover omelette, wrap it tightly in aluminum foil or place it in an airtight container and refrigerate. It will keep for about 2-3 days. To reheat, place the omelette in a covered skillet over low heat until it’s warmed through.
Additions & Substitutions
To enhance the flavor, you can add a dollop of sour cream to the omelette, or garnish it with fresh green onions.
Feel free to switch mozzarella with a cheese of your choice. Cheddar cheese would make an excellent alternative.
If you’re not a fan of bell peppers, feel free to substitute them with mushrooms or spinach.
Similarly, if you don’t have barbecue sauce on hand, a tangy ketchup could be a good substitute.
How can I make this vegetarian or vegan?
A great substitute for pulled pork is jackfruit. It has a similar taste and texture to pulled pork when cooked. A great egg substitution is chickpea flour. It’s high in protein and fiber and, once cooked, it has a similar flavor and texture to eggs.
What can I serve with this BBQ pork omelette?
Since this dish is quite filling on its own, I’d pair it with a fresh salad and some toasted ciabatta bread. You can also keep the southern theme by serving it with a side of bacon and a small bowl of grits.
Here are some other omelette recipes you might enjoy!
Pulled Pork Omelette
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup onions diced
- ½ cup pulled pork
- 1 ½ tbsp barbeque sauce
- ¼ cup red bell peppers (chopped)
- ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Cooking oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Beat eggs, and add salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat.
- Add onions and caramelize.
- Pour beaten eggs over caramelized onions and cook lightly (1-2 minutes).
- Add shredded mozzarella cheese, bell pepper, and pulled pork.
- Drizzle barbeque sauce on one half of the omelette.
- Once the edges have set and the bottom is golden, flip the other half of the omelette to cover the filling.
- Remove from heat.
- Top with the same ingredients in the filling.
- Serve alongside a fresh salad and toasted ciabatta bread.