Pancakes Stuffed With Minced Meat recipe

I doubt there'd be a most popular Sunday meal with the kids, than this one! It takes a favourite snack (pankcakes) and turns it into a proper, filling meal.

This recipe comes from the old Greek area of Pontos (in the southern coast of the Black Sea). The Greek style pancakes (Tiganites) are not similar to the British ones - but luckily, this recipe turns the mix into British style ones. So, lets go!


for the pancake mix

3 cups milk

1.5 cups plain flour

4 eggs

Half a tsp salt

Extra virgin olive oil

for the filling

500gr minced meat (you can use whatever meat you prefer)

1.5 tbsps tomato puree

1 onion, finely chopped

60gr Kefalotiri cheese, shredded (if you can't find it, you can use cheddar or mozarella but obviously your dish won't be 100% Greek)

3 tbsps butter

1 glass white wine

1) In a bowl, whisk the milk, flour and eggs into a thin batter

2) Heat a tiny bit of olive oil in a frying pan. Then spread some of the mix in the pan to make a thin pancake

3) Repeat until you have used up all the mix

4) In a casserole, heat 3 tbsps of butter and brown the minced meat for about 10 minutes. Then add the onions and continue until another 5 minutes.

5) Add the wine and the tomato puree and let the mince simmer for about 5-10 minutes longer.

6) When the meat is cooked, add the cheese and take the pan off the heat, stirring well.

7) Take one pancake and spread some of the minced meat on top. Wrap it.

8) Once you've repeated this with all the pancakes, place them in a roasting dish. If there is any mince left, cover them and sprinkle some more cheese on top.

9) Place the dish in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes in medium heat.

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