Mexican pancakes recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 35 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 676 kCal 34%
Fat 29g 41%
  -  Saturates 12g 60%
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  • If you love tacos or a spicy chilli, you’ll love these delicious Mexican pancakes made with mince. 

    This recipe sets you up to make a perfect midweek meal, ideal for those who want an easy, low-cost dinner. Using eight simple ingredients alongside a classic pancake recipe, you can bring the tasty flavours of tacos and chilli to your meal in a whole new way. Whether you want to keep it simple by layering the mince on top of the pancake or setting them up like an enchilada and layering with cheese on top (like we’ve done in our recipe), that’s totally up to you.

     

    Ingredients

    • 500g pack frozen lean fresh mince, or frozen free-flow mince
    • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
    • 1tsp each ground coriander and ground cumin
    • ½tsp dried crushed chillies
    • 400g can chopped tomatoes
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 100g (3½oz) each frozen soya beans and frozen sweetcorn
    • 1tbsp tomato ketchup
    • 2tbsp frozen chopped coriander
    • Our easy pancake recipe
    • To serve
    • 480g pack ready-made pancakes or 8 home-made pancakes, frozen
    • 100g (3½oz) mature Cheddar, fresh or frozen
    • A few baby plum tomatoes, some chopped cucumber and a few tortilla chips, optional, to serve

    Method

    • Put the pack of mince in the microwave and defrost until just thawed, or cook the free-flow mince from frozen. Heat a large frying pan, add the mince and onion. Let it brown for a few mins, then add the spices, tomatoes and seasoning. Simmer for 15 mins.

    • Add the frozen soya beans and sweetcorn, then the ketchup, along with 4tbsp water, and simmer for 10 mins. Stir in coriander.

    • Make the pancakes. Lay them out on the work surface and divide the hot mince mixture between them. Roll them up and pack tightly in a flameproof dish. Sprinkle with the Cheddar and put under the grill (not too close) for about 10 mins, so that they warm through and the cheese melts and turns golden. Serve hot with the salad and tortilla chips.

    Top tips for making Mexican pancakes:

    If you want to switch up this recipe, thicken up your pancake batter and fill the pancakes with the mince mixture as if you would a traditional taco. Top with a salad like crisp lettuce leaves and raw salsa for an easy, healthy way to spice up a regular meal.

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