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Pancake Bake

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Ingredients
For filling
  Onion 1 Large, chopped to make 1 cup
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Chili powder 2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Meat loaf 2 Cup (32 tbs), crumbled leftover
  Canned tomatoes 29 Ounce (1 Can, 1 Pound 13 Ounce)
  Canned red kidney beans 2 Pound (2 Cans, 1 Pound Each)
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
For pancakes
  Egg 1
  All-purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs), sifted
  Yellow cornmeal 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
For topping
  Onion 1 Small, peeled, sliced and separated into rings
  Ripe olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), pitted, sliced
  Cheddar cheese 4 Ounce, grated (1 Cup)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven at 400°.

MAKING
2. To make the filling in a large frying pan saute onion and garlic with chili powder in olive oil or vegetable oil just such that soft, stir in crumbled meat loaf and then the remaining filling ingredients.
3. Let it simmer with cover for 15 minutes to blend flavors.
4. To make pancakes in a medium-size bowl beat egg until thick and then beat in flour, cornmeal, salt and water until smooth.
5. Take a 9-inch heavy frying pan, heat a slowly and test temperature by sprinkling in a few drops of water.
6. When drops bounce about, grease the pan lightly and pour batter, a scant 1/3 cup for each pancake.
7. Let it bake for 3 minutes such that the top appears dry and underside is golden, turn and bake 2 minutes longer.
8. Repeat to make 8 cakes.
9. Into a 12-cup baking dish layer between the pancakes with about 1 cup sauce and end with pancake.
10. To arrange topping place on top onion rings and sliced olives in a pretty pattern and sprinkle with cheese.
11. In hot oven bake uncovered for 30 minutes such that bubbly-hot and cut into wedges.

SERVING
12. Serve hot with garnish as desired.

NOTE
Pancakes take up sauce during baking.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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