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Pancake Au Gratin

Savory pancakes filled with beef and onions are topped with even more meat and covered in a blanket of mozzarella cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, cut into cubes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 can peeled tomatoes
  • Basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 5 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese

Steps

  1. In a saucepan, sauté the onion and garlic. Add the ground beef and mix thoroughly. Season with salt and black pepper. Add the tomato paste, peeled tomatoes, basil leaves and water. Cook for 10 minutes, or until a thick sauce is obtained. Set aside.
  2. In a blender, add the eggs, milk, olive oil, flour and a pinch of salt. Blend until combined.
  3. Heat and grease a large round griddle pan. Pour in a thin layer of dough. Cook until done, flipping halfway through so that both sides are golden brown. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. Lay out one pancake on a flat surface. Place about 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture in the center, and fold into a square. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Transfer pancakes to a baking dish, top with remaining meat mixture and cover with slices of cheese.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes, or until cheese is au gratin.