Cheeseburger Frittata

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The frittata is one of those dishes that often get overlooked as a go-to. Frittatas are quicker cooking and a tad lighter than their fancy cousin, the quiche, having no crust, or heavy cream. And similar to an omelet, they’re the perfect no carb vehicle for a variety of flavor combinations, which is a good thing since I was in the mood for a cheeseburger, without the carbs along for the ride. Hence the Cheeseburger Frittata.

 

Cheeseburger Frittata

 

For this Cheeseburger Frittata, cheddar, sautéed onions, and browned hamburger, seasoned with salt, pepper and our favorite hamburger addition, garlic powder were added. But create your Cheeseburger Frittata your way. Bacon, tomatoes, and/or sautéed mushrooms would be great additions too.

 

Frittatas are commonly cooked in a skillet stovetop, then finished in the oven, but I baked this one in a pie pan in the oven for the whole cook time. It worked fine and I liked the lighter texture a little better than the more firm bite with most frittatas that I’ve made stovetop.

 

Cheeseburger Frittata

 

It’s not only a great option for breakfast, but served with soup or salad, Cheeseburger Frittata would be perfect for brunch, lunch or supper. (And if you wanna enjoy it with a squirt of ketchup, I won’t tell.)

Are you visual like me? If so, be sure to check out the full recipe step-by-step photo tutorial over at Tasty Kitchen, among many other wonderful looking frittata recipes.

 

Enjoy!

Cheeseburger Frittata
 
Serves: Makes one 10\" pie pan.
Ingredients
  • 12-16 ounces (weight) ground beef
  • ¼ teaspoon + dashes salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon + dashes pepper, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon + dashes garlic powder, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium-large onion, chopped
  • 10 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 4 ounces (weight) cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
  • optional additions: bacon, sautéed mushroom, sliced/diced tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Butter or coat with cooking spray pie pan. (I used a 10" pie pan for this recipe, but a 9" deep dish should work as well.)
  3. Brown hamburger with a few pinches/dashes of salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Heat olive oil over medium heat and sauté onion with a pinch of salt and pepper until translucent.
  5. Beat together eggs, milk, ½ of shredded cheddar cheese, and ¼ teaspoon of each: salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  6. Evenly distribute the browned hamburger on the bottom of the pie pan, then top with sautéed onions.
  7. Pour the egg mixture over the top of hamburger and onion. Top with remaining cheese.
  8. Bake in 400°F oven for 15-20 minutes until set. (I used a 10" pie pan, so adjust cooking time accordingly for different size.)

 

 

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Comments

  1. 3

    says

    Oh yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. This SO has my name written all over it. I’m into a cheeseburger without the carbs these days too!

  2. 4

    says

    Are you kidding me????? I’m supposed to be dieting. Now you’re tempting me w/ cheeseburgers??? Looks yummy :) I’ll hold off until I lose this dead weight to try…

  3. 9

    says

    Oh man…this is looking good. So funny we both had frittata on the brain today. :) They are really quite the go – to meal for me lately, especially since I’m low carbing it!

  4. 15

    says

    Oh dear, my husband better not get ahold of this recipe! He would probably sell his brand new remote control helicopter for some of this cheeseburger action!

  5. 16

    says

    I love eveything about this. Meat, eggs, cheese… ooey gooey deliciousness. Why have I never made a frittata before???? Bookmarked and going on the list for dinner this week!

  6. 20

    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective says

    Yep, I can only think happy thoughts while looking at this. Happy, happy thoughts!

  7. 24

    says

    Being that I am a low carb gal frittatas are a personal favorite. What you have created here needs to happen in my house. Love the cheeseburger twist!

  8. 32

    says

    Amy, that last photo id the deal clincher for me! I’ve pinned it and will try this one for certain – soon!

  9. 33

    Jan says

    I am always looking for a good ground beef recipe. Plan on trying this as soon as our new beef comes in!

  10. 35

    Julie says

    I just made this for dinner after putting this on my “to-make” dinner list for a couple of weeks. We eat low-carb dinners and this was a great new recipe to try. My husband and 6-year-old loved it and I am super-happy to have leftovers! Thanks for sharing.

  11. 38

    Justin says

    I can’t have dairy. Would Coconut Milk or Unsweetened Almond or Water work, instead? Water would be the easiest. Thanks. ~ Justin

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