Special Diet - Created Date : 14.10.2019
Cheesy Tex Mex Frittata
Black beans, bell pepper, corn and loads of cheese are combined to make for one flavourful Cheesy Tex Mex Frittata! This one works for any meal of the day and requires very little effort. You can customize to your taste with your choice of garnish like avocado, cilantro and green onion. This easy frittata recipe is perfect for the busy fall season!
How’s your September going? Speaking of going, we are at the end of September already! What the what?! Crazy, right? Don’t you just love fall, though? It’s my favourite season. I love all the comfort food, the crispness in the air and all the fall clothes, especially the footwear. Don’t even get me started on those fall scented candles, which I am totally obsessed with. What’s your favourite season?
Easy Frittata Recipe
Now that fall is in full swing, kids are back to school, summer holidays are over and (dare I say) we are heading fast towards the holiday season, time is precious. It’s always nice to have recipes that you can easily prepare and have ready to go when you are. Enter this easy frittata recipe!
This frittata recipe works in so many ways. It’s easy to whip up on a lazy Saturday morning and perfect when you have friends over for brunch. It’s especially awesome to make in advance for quick weekday lunches (which I often do). Plus, frittatas are a great way to use veggies hanging around in your fridge. We’ve all been there; we go to the grocery store a tad hungry and end up overbuying. Or, you make a visit to your local Costco and buy, like, 5 pounds of bell peppers. I never learn.
How to Make Frittata
I recommend having all your ingredients prepped because the process moves quickly. I used chorizo sausage in this frittata and, trust me, it works beautifully. However, if you want to keep this one straight up vegetarian, feel free to leave out.
The chorizo is fried for a bit and removed. Then, the egg and cheese mixture is added to the pan. Finally, the chorizo and remainder of ingredients join the party. You want the eggs to solidify a little so the ingredients don’t sink to the bottom of the pan. The whole thing is then baked and all that’s left to do is dig in (with lots and lots of coffee, of course).
Cheesy Tex Mex Frittata
Black beans, bell pepper, corn and loads of cheese are combined to make for one flavourful Cheesy Tex Mex Frittata! This one works for any meal of the day and requires very little effort. You can customize to your taste with choice of garnish like avocado, cilantro and green onion. Perfect for the busy fall season!
Preheat oven to 375 F. In a well seasoned cast iron pan or non stick pan (about 12 inch), add olive oil and cook chorizo sausage on medium low heat on stove top until some fat has rendered and sausage is browned, about 5-8 minutes. Remove from pan and place on brown paper towel lined dish to absorb excess oil.
Place pan back on heat and add bell peppers, corn, black beans, chili peppers and 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of black pepper. Stir to combine and cook about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and combine with chorizo sausage. Lay to one side.
In a bowl mix eggs with cream and 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper. Then stir in cheese. Whisk to combine. Add butter to pan and swirl to coat all around. Pour egg mixture into pan and cook 3-4 minutes. Evenly distribute reserved chorizo/vegetable mixture over eggs and then place in oven to bake 12 minutes or until cooked through. Don't overcook.
Remove from oven and slide onto cutting board and cut into wedges. Garnish as desired. Enjoy!
If you want, you can omit the chili peppers. Or, you can use your favourite hot sauce in place of the chili peppers, to taste.
Costco is the WORST for overbuying haha I always end up with pounds of things I didn’t really need. DAWN – this frittata is absolutely everything!! Chorizo, cheese, peppers, egg – it’s got it all. Really LOVE this one! Pinned!!
Oh this looks so delicious. Right now, I read tex mex and I think of our poor texan friends with such crazy weather stuff going on and the devastation it has left behind. Anyhow, this cheers me up to see something so positive, delicious, and lovely. Sorry for being so spotty in my follow-ship, moving has been SOOOO time consuming. We are still unpacking boxes. I think I will make ‘breakfast for dinner’ and get this lovely cheese in my tummy!
You had me at cheesy :). This looks soooo good, Dawn! Frittatas forEVER! I love fall too; I’m currently trying to talk myself out of buying yet another pair of boots I don’t need, but kind of need because it’s fall, haha. Have a fabulous weekend, girlie!
I definitely love the weather in fall! I mean, boots, jackets and scarves – oh my! ?? And I love me some frittatas!! I used to make a frittata similar to this one for Boy and I for Sunday brunch, so I am dying to try yours!! It looks absolutely perfect, Dawn!!! Extra cheese for me please!! ?? Cheers, sweets! Xoxo
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