Ever try to make a meal that’s supposed to be easy but it just didn’t turn out? That what happened to me and frittatas. They always came out dry without much flavor (but I added cheese?!). So I took some time off from trying.
About six months ago, I revisited frittatas and found this post on The Kitchn very helpful. After reading it, I realized I wasn’t seasoning the veggies enough. This is it! I now season whatever I’m adding to it very well using garlic, fresh herbs, salt and dried herbs/spices. I don’t use heavy cream because it’s not something I have on hand.
My first one included a mushroom, tomato and bacon combo and it was a success. But it was this Mexican Frittata that really got me going. Because Mexican food is my favorite food to cook and eat.
I like to make these on a Saturday or Sunday and eat the leftovers for a snack or another meal. It also makes an easy weeknight dinner meal.
If you make frittatas, what’s your favorite combination?
- 6 eggs
- ¼ cup milk or heavy cream
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Tbsp. cilantro, minced and divided
- ½ jalapeno. minced (seeds removed)
- 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1 tsp taco seasoning
- ½-1 cup Mexican cheese blend
- More cilantro
- sliced avocado
- Preheat oven to 400 and whisk eggs with milk in a small bowl, set aside.
- Turn stove to medium-high heat and add oil to an oven-safe non-stick skillet. Add onions and saute until softened, about 3-5 minutes.
- Add garlic, 1 Tbsp. cilantro and jalapeno and saute 1 more minute.
- Turn down heat to medium and add beans and tomatoes and stir for about another minute or two. Mix in salt and taco seasoning and stir until well combined. Sprinkle cheese evenly over the dish.
- When cheese melts, add the egg mixture until everything is covered. Let it sit on medium heat until the sides begin to set. Put in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. Top with remaining cilantro.
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