A pancake with some chili beef and cheese in the middle and then a folded chili beef pancake on the side
Food, Pancake day

Chilli beef pancakes

Chilli beef pancakes are a great dinner to have on pancake day. Often people do not think of pancakes as a main meal but with this recipe you can enjoy a great family dinner on pancake day. 
You could actually have them on any day you like as it is a lovely low cost dinner to have if you are feeding your family on a budget.


  • 250g beef mince.
  • Onion – chopped.
  • Pepper (any colour of your choice) – deseeded and chopped.
  • A tin of chopped tomatoes.
  • A tin of red kidney beans.
  • A tin of baked beans.
  • 1 – 2 tsps of chilli powder (I use mild but you can use whichever strength you like.)


  • 150g plain flour.
  • 4 eggs.
  • 400ml of milk.
 Cheese – grated to serve.


Raw mince and onions starting to brown in the pan

1. Dry fry the mince and onions to brown and then drain away the excess fat.

2. Add the kidney beans, baked beans, chopped tomatoes, chopped pepper and chilli powder.
3. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Pancake cooking in the pan
4. Meanwhile make the pancakes.
  • Put the flour and the eggs into a bowl.
  • Add half the milk and mix with an electric whisk.
  • Add the rest of the milk and mix again.
Fry the pancakes making them a little thicker than normal pancakes. It normally makes between 8 and 10 pancakes. Put the pancakes on a serving plate and keep warm.

Dish up the chilli and pancakes along with the cheese and let everyone serve themselves.

Let me know if you make these chilli beef pancakes and what you think. I always love to hear from you. 

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This post was originally posted in 2014. Updated 13/02/2020

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  1. says:
    Please double check the terms and conditions and ensure you have a working link to the egg recipes website to quality in this challenge
  2. says:
    Just in time for Pancake Day, My mum used to make something very similar. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.
  3. says:
    Thanks for letting me know Kate, I don't know what happened there! It should now be a working link, I hope I am still aloud to take part in the challenge.
  4. Anonymous says:
    Great idea for a cheap & cheerful midweek meal Denise :-) #recipeoftheweek
  5. says:
    I've never added baked beans to a chilli before - a great way to stretch a great meal even further!
  6. says:
    These look delicious - my eldest (16 yr old bottomless pit for a stomach boy...) would LOVE these, right up his street.
  7. says:
    Thanks hun :-)
  8. says:
    Yes when feeding a family of five it's always good to stretch out meals :-)
  9. says:
    Thank you Kate :-)
  10. says:
    Would never have thought of chili on a pancake - gives variety!
  11. says:
    This is interesting! They sound so lovely. #receipoftheweek
  12. says:
    Thank you Eileen :-)
  13. says:
    It certainly does :-)
  14. says:
    These look fab and not something I would think of making! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays
  15. says:
    Great idea, they look great #tastytuesdays
  16. says:
    Thank you :-)
  17. says:
    Thanks Tina :-)
  18. We often eat sweet pancakes on Sunday morning and I always forget they are just as good in a savoury dish.
  19. says:
    What a great pancake filling - my husband adores chilli beef so this would definitely get his vote. Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I've pinned and tweeted this post. There's also a fresh linky live now so if you haven't popped over yet this week, please do!
  20. says:
    Yeah, I was the same before we started having this.
  21. says:
    Thanks hun :-) This is one of my hubby's favourites too.
  22. says:
    It never occurs to me to make savoury pancakes for a meal, may be a recipe to think about for Pancake Day next week :) #MMBC
  23. says:
    Sounds tasty and I have to try it~ #MMBC
  24. This sounds lovely - going to miss pancakes this year due to my diet #MMBC
  25. says:
    These look and sound delicious! What a great idea x
    1. says:
      Thank you hun xx

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