Mexican Frittata Recipe

I whipped up this tasty comfort food the other night and it was a huge hit with the whole family! Frittatas are so versatile that you can put just about anything in them, season them with whatever seasonings sound good and you can even make them when you’re out camping (check out out campfire frittata recipe!).

For this recipe, I went with a Tex-Mex theme. It’s full of flavor without being spicy. Feel free to spice it up with some sauteed jalapenos, freshen it up with some cilantro and salsa on top or toss in leftovers that need to get eaten. Frittatas are very forgiving and easily adaptable. 🙂

 What You’ll Need

  • Oven-safe skillet (I’m using a 10 inch cast iron. If you are using a larger or smaller skillet, adjust the amounts of ingredients accordingly.)
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 pound ground beef (or other ground meat)
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped (I didn’t have one, but I’ll use it next time)
  • 1/4 cup diced sharp cheddar (dice to about 1/3 inch)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder OR 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

What To Do

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine all the spices and set aside
  3. In the skillet, saute the onions until they begin to soften.
  4. Add the ground beef and brown and half of the spices. If using minced garlic, add it now.
  5. While the meat browns, whisk the eggs and the other half of the spices.
  6. Once the meat is browns, sprinkle the diced cheese on it and then pour the eggs over the top.
  7. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar on top and let cook on the stove-top on med-low until the eggs are “set” around the edge.
  8. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook until the eggs are “set” all the way through, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Broil for a few minutes to brown the cheese.

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8 thoughts on “Mexican Frittata Recipe

  1. Tara H says:

    I pinned this earlier today and made it for supper tonight. I have 5 boys, my husband, and my in-laws that I cook for, and we all loved it! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    • Yay!! So glad you all liked it! I’m going to be trying some other ethnic variations, so I’ll post those as I perfect them. 🙂 Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know you liked it, Tara!!

  2. This looks absolutely delicious. We love frittatas and we have recently begun to raise chickens – we’ll need delicious ideas to use all those eggs! How can a frittata go wrong with a southwest flair and jalapenos?? (Visiting from Weekend Whatever)

    ~Taylor-Made Ranch~
    Wolfe City, Texas

    • Yay!! Hope you all enjoy! We really love this recipe and I’m hoping to come up with some other delicious ethnic food-inspired frittatas, too. 🙂

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