If you’ve grown up in the Philippines, then you’re probably familiar with Pancake House. As a kid, I would often bug my parents to take me there. Their classic offerings include pancakes with bacon and eggs, crunchy fried chicken, and spaghetti. But the pièce de résistance would have to be their Tacos.

Pancake House tacos seem simple enough: layers of minced meat, tomatoes, lettuce, and cheese all cozy in a bubbly hard taco shell. But what makes it so good? I take it back to my kitchen studio to recreate it. Watch it all go down in my video below!

Ingredients for the minced meat:

Flour tortillas, cut into desired size

1 clove of garlic, minced

Olive oil for cooking

Ground beef

Tomato paste

1 can whole tomatoes, peeled

Taco or All Purpose Seasoning


Black pepper


For the salsa:

Fresh tomatoes, pulp removed and diced

Yellow onion, diced


For the lettuce dressing:

Olive oil




Other ingredients:

Cheese, grated

Lettuce, chopped

Check out my finished product!

What do you guys think? Can you hack the Pancake House taco at home? Try it out yourselves and let me know how it goes. Tag your photos with #thefatkidinside on Twitter or Instagram so I can see them!

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