I had left over meat and veggies after making lasagna a couple of nights ago, and was feeling lazy (I still haven’t gone to the grocery store).  So frittatas sounded like the perfect dinner.  First, preheat oven to 325°.

frittata veggies

I chopped the zucchini and  bell peppers and cooked them in a little olive oil until starting to lightly brown.

I added the browned ground beef (that already had onions, garlic and oregano in it) and cooked until heated through.

Remove the meat & veggie mixture to a bowl, then I added uncooked chopped swiss chard and minced garlic and cooked until the chard was wilted.

frittata chard

Add the veggie meat mixture back to the chard pan.  In the meantime, I beat 5 eggs and added some milk (1/4 c. maybe).

Add the egg mixture to the pan, carefully pouring around to have an equal mixture of stuff and eggs.  Cover the pan and cook on the stove top over low heat until egg begins to set.  Then I moved the pan to the oven, still covered.

This next part was a lot of watching on my part.  After about 15 minutes in the oven, I pulled the pan and sprinkled shredded mozzarella cheese over the top.  I returned the pan to the oven (uncovered) and cooked until the cheese had nicely browned – like a pizza.  I rotated the pan periodically for even browning, and ignored it when the frittata puffed up like a popover up in the middle.

When the cheese had browned (15-20 minutes later), I pulled it from the oven.  Let it rest a few minutes, and sliced it like pizza to serve.

Finished Frittata

About csamom

Living in Eastern Washington State for the past 15 years, I appreciate the wonderful produce we have available here. I am a working mom, with the typical active family. We have two children, a cat, a fish, and a snake.
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4 Responses to Frittata

  1. SuddenlySusan says:

    Beautiful! I have been inspired by your “not going to grocery store” this week and at this very moment I have a lasagna in the oven made with a little frozen burger I had in the freezer which I browned with fresh garlic. I threw on what I had left in my cottage cheese carton along with some provolone cheese, a spinkle of the last of the Parmesan cheese and a little shredded cheddar cheese to make it stretch.

    Your Frittata looks really good. I have to admit I’ve never had Fritta before nor have I made but it seems like a GREAT way to make the odds and ends of the veggies go. Mmm … a little jalapeno would make that whole thing stand up and take notice!

  2. inherchucks says:

    Looks gorgeous! And packed full of goodness 🙂

    Come and share this recipe with the rest of the party… Looking forward to seeing you there!

  3. Pingback: Winter CSA Box 4 – Finally, a use for all those radishes! Smoked Turkey | csamom

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