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.
Try 'Em at Breakfast
Here are three top-rated takes on the cornmeal pancake:
This cake adds shredded Cheddar cheese and canned sweet corn to the cornmeal mix.
Here's how it's done in New Mexico...with blue cornmeal. You can sub in standard yellow cornmeal, of course.
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.
"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
"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 joes with a serious Mexican twist. This recipe combines ground beef with chorizo, chopped cabbage, cilantro, chili powder, and cumin.
"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
"Carnitas means 'little meats' and is traditionally fried then braised. A great filling for tamales, enchiladas, tacos and burritos." -- Erin Parker
Top the whole shebang with chopped lettuce and tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa -- you know the drill.
"Very easy, yet very good wet burritos. Serve with guacamole, sour cream and salsa." -- Cindy Newell
"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
"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.