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Friday, May 20, 2011

Taco Pancakes

I am always looking for new ways to keep dinner interesting. A few weeks ago I made Pizza Pancakes – savory pancakes with our favorite pizza topping mixed in and topped with pizza sauce. They were really good, and a lot of fun to eat. I had so much fun making pancakes on the griddle, that I started thinking of more “pancake” recipes. We love tacos at our house, so I thought why not try Taco “Pancakes”.

Since tacos are usually served in a corn tortilla shell, I used my cornbread recipe as the pancake base. I mixed in some seasoned taco meat and cheese to the cornbread batter and grilled them up. We topped the pancakes with some salsa, sour cream and lettuce. They were fantastic! We will definitely be making this again very soon. So, next time you are making tacos, think outside the shell and give these Taco “Pancakes” a try!  You won't be disappointed.

Taco Pancakes
(Printable Recipe)

1 lb ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
2/3 cup water
2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
¼ cup diced pickled jalapenos (optional)
1 cup self-rising corn meal
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
¼ cup vegetable oil
Sour cream

Cook beef in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water, cook 5-10 minutes. Set aside.

In a bowl, whisk together corn meal, flour, egg, buttermilk and oil. Stir in taco meat, cheese and jalapenos.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. When bubbles begin to appear on the surface, flip carefully with a spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Serve stacked and topped with salsa, sour cream and lettuce.

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  2. Hi,

    Amazing Post. Nice, delicious & Innovative Cooking. The lovely green lettuce is matching up well with the red below. Your post will inspire others to experiment with their food as well. who knows may be something good gets discovered or created. Cheers !

    Bali Brasserie

  3. You come up with some strange good looking food.

    Oh how I wish the hubs would eat pancakes.

  4. I was totally intrigued by this post and didn't know what to expect to find. This wasn't it, but they sure do look good and different. I would definately give these a try. I bet the kids will love these.

  5. These sounds so yummy!
    I will be trying them soon,because I know Hubby will love them:)
    Have a super weekend!

  6. I cannot wait to try these. What a great idea!

  7. So tonight I went for it. Making these, I thought either the fam will love or just like sort of. They landed on the second BUT I'm hoping the leftover heated in the toaster will go over well. IT ISN'T you or your recipe- it is so my family. That's why I keep trying new stuff on them.
    Thanks for the awesome idea- I hope everyone else likes them!

  8. I just started following your blog. I'm always trying to find new ideas for dinner and I'm always failing. You make ordinary dinners into extraordinary dinners! When I made the taco pancakes, my husband and I were a bit skeptical, but they were FANTASTIC! Your blog is now my go-to blog for dinner ideas. Thanks!

  9. Oh my goodness these are YUMMY! I admit I was a bit skeptical starting out tonight, but I'm always willing to try something different. So glad I did! What a creative meal and my kids and husband LOVED THEM!

  10. 3T Mama - I'm SO glad you took a chance on these Taco Pancakes! Glad they were a hit!!

  11. Do you think this would make a good freezer meal and could they be baked?

  12. Lisa - I've never frozen the cornbread cakes. I think it would work fine.

  13. I am so interested in trying this!

  14. Can you use a premade cornbread mix?

  15. Unknown - I think pre-made cornbread mix would work fine. Enjoy!


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