Ground Beef Pancakes

I’ve had the past few days off from work, because once I told Jay what we’d have to pay for the bambino to go to all-day care through school, he decided we needed to split the winter break between us. I took the bulk of the first part, and he’ll take basically the rest of this week after tomorrow. While I’ve been home, I’ve been busy with various projects, including reorganizing my cookbooks and cooking magazines:

Two ShelvesI went from two shelves to three:

Three ShelvesIt’s kind of hard to see–I couldn’t back up far enough to get the whole thing in the picture without climbing on the hutch. I even managed to put my 5 years of Everyday Food with all the rest of the magazines. And now I have room for many more cookbooks, including the reprint of Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book.

This was the cookbook I spent a good chunk of my vacation reading. I told my mom I wanted it one of these days–So she got it for me for Christmas! I’ve been scouring it for recipes to try, one of them being Ground Beef Pancakes:

Ground Beef Pancakes In the cookbook, they’re called “Meatball Pancakes,” but they don’t quite taste enough like meatballs to me. I showed the recipe to Jay when I found it, and we both agreed that it sounded bizarre, but good. So I gave it a try.

Ground Beef PancakesEven the bambino ate the two smaller ones I gave him–Which is somewhat surprising, only because he’s usually pretty hesitant to test a new dish for me, unless it’s a dessert!

I thought about cooking the ground beef first, even though the recipe doesn’t call for it…I wasn’t 100% sure it would get cooked through, and the last thing I wanted was to bite into a bloody pancake! But it worked…And they were really good!

Yield: 6

Ground Beef Pancakes

Ground Beef Pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 3 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • Cooking spray


Begin heating a griddle over medium heat. In a medium mixing bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

In another medium mixing bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks. Add in the rest of the ingredients, except the egg whites, and mix well. Fold in the egg whites.

Coat the griddle with cooking spray, and using a 1/4-C measuring cup, drop onto the griddle.

Cook until puffed and browned, then flip to cook the other side, 4-5 minutes. Serve hot.

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We just ate them as a snack, but with some mashed potatoes, gravy and a vegetable of your choice, they’d be a good weeknight supper.

Ground Beef PancakesSo strange, but so delicious!