Mexican mince pancakes

Szalai Nóri | 2013. 04. 06.

A delicious family meal that’s so quick and easy to make – and all the ingredients are from the freezer or store cupboard, so it’s a great last-minute standby.

serves: 4
total preparation time: 45 mins


·         500g pack frozen lean fresh mince

·         1 onion, peeled and chopped

·         1 tsp. each ground coriander and groundcumin

·         ½ tsp. dried,crushed chillies

·         400g can chopped tomatoes

·         salt and freshly ground black pepper

·         100g each frozen soya beans and frozen sweet corn

·         1 tbsp. tomato ketchup

·         2 tbsp. frozen chopped coriander

To serve:

·         480g pack ready-made pancakes or 8 home-made pancakes, frozen

·         100g mature Cheddar, fresh or frozen

·         a few baby plum tomatoes, some chopped cucumber and a few tortilla chips, optional, to serve


1.     Put the pack of mince in the microwave and defrost until just thawed. Heat a large frying pan, add the mince and onion. Let it brown for a few minutes, then add the spices, tomatoes and seasoning. Simmer for 15 minutes.

2.     Add the frozen soya beans and sweet corn, then the ketchup, along with 4 tbsp. water, and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in coriander.

3.     Defrost the pancakes in the microwave. 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 minutes, so that they warm through and the cheese melts and turns golden. Serve hot with the salad and tortilla chips.


store cupboard– kamra, élelmiszeres szekrény

standby– tartalék

lean– sovány

peeled – hámozott

chopped– apróra vágott

ground – őrölt

cumin – kömény

dried– szárított

crushed– összenyomott, összezúzott

chilli– chili paprika

soya bean– szójabab

sweet corn– csemege

ready-made– készen kapható

home-made– házi

mature– érett

plum tomatoes– szilva paradicsom

optional– opcionális, választható

to defrost– kiolvaszt

thawed– kiolvadt

to heat– megmelegít

frying pan– serpenyő

to add – hozzáad

seasoning– fűszerezés

to simmer– párolni

to stir– keverni

to lay out– kiteríteni

work surface– munkafelület

to divide– eloszt

to roll up– felteker

to pack tightly– szorosan rak

flameproof dish– tűzálló tál

to sprinkle with– megszór valamivel

to warm through– átmelegít

to melt – olvaszt, olvad

to serve– felszolgál, tálal

    nincsenek címkék
Tetszett a lecke? Oszd meg barátaiddal is!