Vegetarian Cabbage Roll Omelet

24 Mar

Yesterday was cold, gloomy, and rainy and all I wanted was comfort food. Something warm, hearty, flavorful, and easy to make. So, of course, I devised a vegetarian version of a cabbage roll and turned it into an omelet. Simple, right?

Actually, super simple. This omelet is loaded with all the flavor of a cabbage roll, in a vegetarian way. It’s packed with protein and makes a wonderful dinner! Smashed black beans take the place of ground beef. Cabbage gets thrown in the mix to cook down. Tomato and Worcestershire sauces lend the classic taste. And a thin 2-egg omelet becomes the “wrap” around the mix.

Vegetarian Cabbage Roll Omelet |

Not sold yet? Use up that leftover cabbage in your fridge and give this a shot. You’ll be eating the mix straight from the pan!

Vegetarian Cabbage Roll Omelet

Serves 1, easily doubled

  • ¼ onion, minced
  • 1/2 C black beans, mashed
  • 1 1/2″ round of cabbage, diced
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk

Spray a large frying pan with PAM or 1 tsp of other fat, such as coconut oil. Heat pan over medium high. Saute minced onion with the diced cabbage. Smash the black beans on a cutting board with the broad side of your knife; add to the frying pan. Continue cooking 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 2 tbsp water, stir, and cover with a lid to steam the cabbage a bit, about 2 minutes.

Stir in the tomato and Worcestershire sauces and salt and pepper and heat through, about 1 minute. Taste and adjust with more seasoning or sauces. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

In a small bowl, beat the eggs with the milk.

Wipe out the frying pan with a paper towel. Spray with more PAM and heat to medium high again. Pour in the beaten eggs and tilt the pan to cover the entire bottom with eggs. Cook until nearly set, and then turn off the heat.

Spoon the cabbage roll mixture onto half of the cooked egg. Fold over the other half and let sit 30 seconds. Then, transfer to a plate. Enjoy hot!

Vegetarian Cabbage Roll Omelet |


7 Responses to “Vegetarian Cabbage Roll Omelet”

  1. GiGi Eats Celebrities March 24, 2016 at 9:02 am #

    I am no vegetarian, but I would eat the CRAP out of this! lol

  2. Julie @ Running in a Skirt March 24, 2016 at 8:08 pm #

    What a wonderful way to use cabbage! I never would have thought to put it in an omelet. So tasty!

  3. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner March 25, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

    Ooh yum you know I love that!

  4. Sonali- The Foodie Physician March 28, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    Yum! This sounds so delish and I love your use of black beans in place of beef 🙂

  5. sprint2thetable March 28, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    I think it sounds great! We’ve been craving savory breakfasts more lately. This is perfect!

    • xtinaluvspink March 28, 2016 at 9:04 pm #

      Thanks! Almost like dinner for breakfast 🙂 my mood switches regularly between sweet and savory breakfasts.

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