Savoury Pancakes

I was in the mood for something totally different last night. And thanks to a hearty suggestion from my good friend Lynél, I ended up making mince-filled pancakes with a cheese sauce on top. So delicious!

Who’s hungry? Vincent and I, and our housemate Roan. However this recipe can easily feed 4 to 6 people, depending on hunger levels.

Ingredients

  • 900 g ground beef (mince)
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 500 ml water
  • 30 ml cooking oil
  • 50 ml coconut oil
  • pancake mix (half a packet)
  • 15 ml ground cumin
  • 30 ml Masala spice
  • 15 ml ground coriander
  • 10 ml ground pepper
  • 10 ml salt
  • 5 ml crushed garlic
  • 100 g grated Gouda cheese
  • 1 pack ready to serve cheese sauce (Ina Paarman)
  • 1 jar roast veg pasta sauce (Ina Paarman)
  • 1 can tomato & onion mix (I used Koo braai relish)
  • 3 big lettuce leaves (carb-free wraps for me, of course)

Make the mince filling

Start by frying the garlic in a pot/pan in some coconut oil. In the meantime, coat the mince with some Masala spice.

Chuck the mince into the pot and add the other spices and pepper while stirring. Once it browns a bit, add the salt.

Now add the roast veg pasta sauce. Stir through on medium heat.

Add the tomato & onion mix (braai relish).

Add more Masala spice, salt and pepper as needed. Keep it simmering on low heat until most of the moisture evaporates and the sauce thickens to your liking.

Make pancakes

Start by pouring half of the pancake mix packet’s contents into a big mixing bowl. Add the eggs, oil and water to a separate bowl and mix it well.

Combine the wet ingredients with the dry pancake mix.

Whisk the mixture until super smooth and very runny. Add more water if it’s not runny enough.

Use a large frying pan or pancake pan if you have one (I don’t) and add about a teaspoon of coconut oil to the pan over low to medium heat. Pour some pancake mix into the warm pan and swirl it around so it’s evenly spread. It should be spread very thinly.

After 3 to 5 minutes, the edges will start to curl up or brown. Flip the pancake.

Let it cook on the other side for about 2 minutes and then remove from the pan.

Fill your pancakes

Put your oven’s grill on, or preheat it to 200 degrees Celsius. Grab some delicious mince filling and spoon it onto the pancake in a sloppy middle-line.

Fold it closed and plop it into a deep baking tray.

Keep making pancakes and filling them until your batter runs out. In the meantime, have a swig of your favourite wine. This process can take a while.

Your baking tray should end up looking like this… more or less.

Heat the cheese sauce in a saucepan or microwave and pour over the pancakes.

Grate cheese on top.

Pop it in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the sauce bubbles and the cheese starts to brown. Then take it out and let cool for 10 minutes.

Dinner is served!

If you’re like me and want to enjoy carb-free rolie-polies, get your lettuce, fill it with mince and grate some cheese on top.

Yum!

If you’re not afraid of carbs, carefully collect your saucy pancakes and dig in!

Try my recipe:

Savoury Pancakes

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy, but requires some prep work
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Delicious savoury mince filled pancakes to warm your belly on a winter's evening.

Ingredients

  • 900 g ground beef (mince)
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 500 ml water
  • 30 ml cooking oil
  • 50 ml coconut oil
  • pancake mix (half a packet)
  • 15 ml ground cumin
  • 30 ml Masala spice
  • 15 ml ground coriander
  • 10 ml ground pepper
  • 10 ml salt
  • 5 ml crushed garlic
  • 100 g grated Gouda cheese
  • 1 pack ready to serve cheese sauce (Ina Paarman)
  • 1 jar roast veg pasta sauce (Ina Paarman)
  • 1 can tomato & onion mix (I used Koo braai relish)
  • 3 big lettuce leaves (carb-free wraps as a banting option)

Directions

  1. Start by frying the garlic in a pot/pan in some coconut oil. In the meantime, coat the mince with some Masala spice.
  2. Chuck the mince into the pot and add the other spices and pepper while stirring. Once it browns a bit, add the salt.
  3. Now add the roast veg pasta sauce. Stir through on medium heat.
  4. Add the tomato & onion mix (braai relish).
  5. Add more Masala spice, salt and pepper as needed. Keep it simmering on low heat until most of the moisture evaporates and the sauce thickens to your liking.
  6. To make the pancakes, start by pouring half of the pancake mix packet’s contents into a big mixing bowl. Add the eggs, oil and water to a separate bowl and mix it well.
  7. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry pancake mix.
  8. Whisk the mixture until super smooth and very runny. Add more water if it’s not runny enough.
  9. Use a large frying pan or pancake pan if you have one (I don’t) and add about a teaspoon of coconut oil to the pan over low to medium heat. Pour some pancake mix into the warm pan and swirl it around so it’s evenly spread. It should be spread very thinly.
  10. After 3 to 5 minutes, the edges will start to curl up or brown. Flip the pancake.
  11. Let it cook on the other side for about 2 minutes and then remove from the pan.
  12. Put your oven’s grill on, or preheat it to 200 degrees Celsius. Grab some delicious mince filling and spoon it onto the pancake in a sloppy middle-line.
  13. Fold it closed and plop it into a deep baking tray.
  14. Keep making pancakes and filling them until your batter runs out. Stack them all in the baking tray next to one another. In the meantime, have a swig of your favourite wine. This process can take a while.
  15. Heat the cheese sauce in a saucepan or microwave and pour over the pancakes. Grate cheese on top.
  16. Pop it in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the sauce bubbles and the cheese starts to brown. Then take it out and let cool for 10 minutes.
  17. If you’re like me and want to enjoy carb-free rolie-polies, get your lettuce, fill it with mince and grate some cheese on top.
  18. 18.If you’re not afraid of carbs, carefully collect your saucy pancakes and dig in!

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