FoodTransform your dinner with these easy Mexican-style crepes

Transform your dinner with these easy Mexican-style crepes

Mexican pancakes - Delights
Mexican pancakes - Delights
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4:29 PM EDT, May 8, 2024

Crepes are universally known and adored. While they are commonly presented sweet with fillings like jam and cottage cheese, they transform into a delicious and fulfilling meal when stuffed with a Mexican filling.

Preparing Mexican-style crepes is surprisingly simple and looks impressively elegant on the plate. These savory crepes are perfect for lunch, dinner, or snacks. Once served, they tend to disappear in no time.

How to make savory Mexican crepes for an irresistible dinner

Forget the sweet fillings and surprise your palate with a savory twist. A mixture of meat, bell peppers, onions, garlic, and aromatic spices will take you on a delightful culinary adventure. The process is as straightforward as making sweet crepes: fill the cooked pancakes with this savory mixture, and you're ready.

To make the Mexican crepes even more compelling and hearty, consider baking them. It's an effortless method to enhance their flavor and impress your family. Drench them in tomato sauce, cover with cheese, and bake until the cheese is perfectly melted. The joy this dish brings is bound to light up everyone's faces.

Pancakes with meat filling
Pancakes with meat filling© Adobe Stock


For the crepes

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1.5 cups of sparkling water
  • a pinch of salt
  • a tablespoon of oil

For the filling

  • 1 onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 7 oz of ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon of hot paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • a tablespoon of oil
  • 9 oz of shredded cheese

How to make it:

  1. Begin with the crepes. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well to prevent lumps. Feel free to substitute your preferred crepe recipe, but remember to omit sugar.
  2. Allow the batter to rest for 20 minutes.
  3. Cook the crepes in a hot pan until lightly browned.
  4. Proceed with the filling: Warm the oil in a pan and sauté the chopped onion, diced bell pepper, and minced garlic until softened.
  5. Add the meat and cook until it's thoroughly browned.
  6. Stir in all the spices for an even mix.
  7. Lay a portion of the filling on each crepe, sprinkle with cheese, and roll them up.
  8. You can fry the rolls briefly in the pan to melt the cheese or bake them with tomato sauce and extra cheese until bubbly.

Enjoy the warm Mexican crepes. Bon appétit!

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