These Cornmeal Spelt Pancakes aka Redneck Tacos take ordinary ingredients and put them together in an extraordinary 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 cornmeal 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. The 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 crockpot 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.