Filipino Frittata / Omelette with Ground Beef, Mushroom and Broccoli (Instant Pot)

Torta, tortang? I’m still not sure what this is called in Filipino cuisine, but it’s essentially a frittata or omelette usually cooked with ground meat and whatever vegetables you may have on hand. And eggs, of course!

My mom used to make this a lot with eggplant, tortang talong, but I’m making it today with broccoli and mushrooms.

For this version, I’m using 2 green onion, about a handful of broccoli florets, 3 cloves of garlic and 2-3 baby portabella mushrooms. Just like a frittata or omelette, though, use what you have– that’s the whole purpose of these kinds of things!

I’m going to mix this all up with about a pound of ground beef and 6 eggs before cooking. 

You can adjust eggs to 8 if you prefer it more eggy.

My ground beef was frozen, so I cooked it in the Instant Pot first. 

Chop everything up to your liking. Think about cook time and sizing when modifying ingredients.

In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients including the ground beef and eggs. Add salt and pepper to your taste. Add 1 tsp soy sauce.

You’ll need some sort of pan to do pot in pot cooking. I’m using a springform pan here. Coat in nonstick spray or oil. 

Place pan on trivet, add a cup of water to the pot and seal.

Cook on high / manual pressure for 25 minutes.

Allow to natural release for about 5-10 minutes.

Serve with rice or toast!

Filipino Frittata (Torta) with Ground Beef, Mushroom and Broccoli

A Filipino frittata (torta) cooked in the Instant Pot with ground beef, mushroom and broccoli.

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword eggs, filipino, frittata, torta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1/2 to 1 lb ground beef or pork cooked
  • 2 green onion sliced
  • 3 clove garlic minced
  • 2-3 mushroom, button or baby portabella sliced
  • handful broccoli florets sliced
  • 6-8 eggs
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • olive oil or cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare your ingredients. Slice the green onion, mince the garlic, slice the mushrooms and the broccoli. The ground beef or pork should be cooked first. I cooked mine from frozen and you can see that recipe here.

  2. Add all ingredients to a bowl. Add 6 to 8 eggs, 1 tsp soy sauce, salt and pepper and mix together.

  3. Coat your springform pan in cooking spray or oil. 

  4. Add mixture to pan.

  5. Place trivet and 1 cup of water into Instant Pot. Add pan.

  6. Set to sealing and cook on manual / high pressure for 25 minutes.

  7. Allow to naturally release for at least 5-10 minutes.

  8. Quick release and serve with rice or toast.

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