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Delicious Cornmeal Pancakes are Our New Fave Gluten-Free 'Tortillas'

Treat yourself to the tortilla of tomorrow, today! The cornmeal pancake. It's up for anything. It goes sweet, it goes savory. It knows no borders. Treat it like a taco shell, a wrap, a tostada, or layer 'em like lasagna noodles! Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the cornmeal pancake plays to win.

 

Pulled pork between cornmeal pancakes

Pulled pork between cornmeal pancakes | Photo by Meredith

Try 'Em at Breakfast

Here are three top-rated takes on the cornmeal pancake:

Cheddar Corn Pancakes

This cake adds shredded Cheddar cheese and canned sweet corn to the cornmeal mix.

Blue Cornmeal Pancakes

Here's how it's done in New Mexico...with blue cornmeal. You can sub in standard yellow cornmeal, of course.

Chef John's Cornmeal Pancakes

Watch Chef John make cornmeal pancakes with bacon, green onions, and sharp Cheddar cheese:

Upgrade Your Dinner

Now let's get to some savory fillings! Roll 'em up in cornmeal pancakes like enchiladas, or pile the delicious fillings on top like a tostada, or create layers of filling between pancakes like a lasagna, or simply fold 'em up like a taco. People, this is new taco-related technology, so anything goes!

Try replacing the tortillas in these recipes with cornmeal pancakes.

 

Fusion Chili

Fusion Chili | Photo by Allrecipes

Fusion Chili

"A true fusion of 'Tex' and 'Mex' style chili. Each bite slowly delivers a sweet flavor followed by dry heat afterwards. You can use any type of beans you like, and try different dried chile varieties." -- LONBINDER

Crispy Pork Carnitas

"Cubes of fragrantly spiced pork cooked until crispy on the outside, soft and succulent inside. Drizzle with braising liquid, top with a little salsa, onion, and cilantro, and you're enjoying the world's best taco."

Sloppy Juan

Sloppy joes with a serious Mexican twist. This recipe combines ground beef with chorizo, chopped cabbage, cilantro, chili powder, and cumin.

 

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros | Photo by Meredith

Black Bean Huevos Rancheros

"Layered with black beans plus fresh salsa and shredded Monterey Jack cheese, this is a delicious version of the classic Spanish or Mexican 'rancher's eggs' dish." -- ZZ

Slow Cooker Carnitas

"Carnitas means 'little meats' and is traditionally fried then braised. A great filling for tamales, enchiladas, tacos and burritos." -- Erin Parker

Taco Pizza

Top the whole shebang with chopped lettuce and tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa -- you know the drill.

 

Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza | Photo by Meredith

Fabulous Wet Burritos

"Very easy, yet very good wet burritos. Serve with guacamole, sour cream and salsa." -- Cindy Newell

California Tacos

"These tacos are full of fresh vegetables and lime. They're quick and easy to make and they manage to be both healthy and very budget-friendly!" -- WHIRLEDPEAS

Mexican Tinga

"This is an authentic Mexican favorite! Shredded chicken and onions simmered in a thick chipotle sauce served on crunchy tostadas." -- Fredda O.


For more inspiration, check out our collections of top-rated Taco Recipes and Burrito Recipes.

 

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