Recipe for Mexican pancakes stuffed with Christmas leftovers

Receta de tortitas mexicanas rellenas con sobras de Navidad

_MG_8021 At Christmas we usually prepare enormous quantities of food, we cook for the whole family and we usually prepare more just in case and it is very typical to find ourselves with the refrigerator full of tupperware with leftovers from these dates. One option that we suggest this year is to prepare some delicious homemade Mexican pancakes to fill with your leftovers.

The classic Mexican pancakes are usually made with corn flour, but since we normally don't have that type of flour at home, we will teach you how to prepare them with wheat flour, which are just as delicious and are made in no time. We leave the filling to your free choice, any leftover dish will go well with the pancakes, a little rice and some imagination will make this dish another feast for the end of the holidays.


Wheat tortillas recipe

Ingredients (for 4 pancakes)

  • 150 g wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 30 g melted butter
  • 125 ml warm water (1/2 cup)
  • 1 pinch of salt


  • Rice
  • any Christmas leftovers (stuffed turkey, broth meat, broth chicken...)
  • Peppers
  • Chili
  • Onion
  1. In a bowl, sift the flour together with the yeast and salt. Add the melted butter and warm water. We stir with a spoon until it is well integrated and we move to the counter or a clean surface and knead until we obtain a smooth, shiny, and soft dough. If we see that it is very dry we can add a little more water.
  2. We form a curl and divide it into four equal parts. We make a ball with each of the pieces and leave them at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes, inside the bowl and covered with film to prevent them from drying out.
  3. We stretch with the help of a rolling pin forming discs of about 25 cm in diameter and 1 mm thick.
  4. We heat a non-stick pan and cook them until blisters begin to appear (formed by the effect of the gas generated by the yeast) and we turn them over. It is important not to make them too much as they would become dry when they lose water and become hard. We keep them in a clean cloth until they are filled (we should serve them as soon as possible).
  5. For the filling, we sauté some red peppers with a little onion and add a little boiled rice, sauté it along with any leftovers we want (any dish works!).

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