These Cornmeal Spelt Pancakes aka Redneck Tacos take ordinary ingredients and put them together in an extra-ordinary way. Start with a base of cornmeal whole-wheat spelt pancakes, aka hoecakes, top off with pulled pork and coleslaw and then add more BBQ sauce if you want.
I am sure that it comes as no surprise to all of you that I like to watch the Food Network Channel :-). My favorite show right now is Chopped – I love it, but I also like to watch Barefoot Contessa and the other more traditional cooking shows. Anyway, I turned on the TV the other day, while I was making dinner, and the show Diners, Drive Ins and Dives was on, and they were featuring a BBQ place that was serving Redneck Tacos. I wish I could remember the name of the BBQ restaurant, or even which city it was in, so I could provide better credit for the inspiration behind this recipe…but I can’t – if you know it please share.
As I was watching the show, I thought the idea of Redneck Tacos (A) sounded delicious, and (B) would be a really fun dinner to serve my family. Basically, the “tacos” take all the classics of BBQ food, and serve them together in one dish. The base of the dish is a cornbread pancake, topped with shredded BBQ meat, and finished off with a big heaping serving of coleslaw…and it works. It all comes together and tastes great, plus it is a fun way to mix up your weeknight dinners.
This recipe is also made with wholesome ingredients, without refined sugar and no heavy sauces. I used whole grain spelt flour and corn meal for the pancakes, my healthy homemade BBQ sauce for the meat and topped it off with my Greek yogurt coleslaw. It really was a fun and different way to incorporate healthy foods into our dinner menu.
Here are some tips and tricks for this recipe:
- Costco actually has pulled pork that’s pre-cooked and Clean, but not the best to eat plain, so using it for something like this so you have the convenience of pre-made, but changing it up, so it’s not the same thing works really well. Same thing goes for pulled pork leftovers.
- To make your own pulled pork, it’s really as simple as putting a pork roast in the crock pot on high for 8 hours with a cup of so of BBQ sauce on it.
- Choose whatever meat you like; chicken, beef, pork, turkey, etc…
I would love to know how these turn out for you. Please comment below and let me know what you think!
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These redneck tacos are a healthy and fun twist to traditional BBQ that the entire family will love! They include cornmeal spelt pancakes, pulled pork, coleslaw & BBQ sauce.
- 1.25 pounds pulled pork (I cooked my meat in a slow cooker smothered with my healthy homemade BBQ sauce)
- 10 oz Greek yogurt coleslaw
- 1/2 cup Healthy homemade BBQ sauce
For the Cornbread Pancakes
For the Pancakes
- Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl
- Pour a small amount into a hot griddle and cook 2-5 minutes, flip over and cook another 1-3 minutes
To Assemble the Tacos
- Once the cornbread pancakes are cooked, top with shredded meat and BBQ sauce, add coleslaw on top, and drizzle with extra BBQ sauce.