Very yummy potato pancakes with ground beef inside. So good! My hubby, who doesn't like potato pancakes, loved this! You can change it up the way you like. Serve with sour cream. These are even good next day!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Filling:

Directions

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  • Mix together the potatoes, flour, baking powder, 3 eggs, and salt and pepper in a bowl. In another bowl, mix the ground beef, onion, garlic salt, 1 egg, and bread crumbs until well-combined.

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  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-low heat, and drop a rounded tablespoon of potato mixture into the hot skillet. Spread and flatten the pancake out a little, and place about 2 teaspoons of beef mixture on the pancake, spreading the filling out almost to the edges of the pancake. Drop another rounded tablespoon of potato mixture on top of the beef, and spread it out to completely cover the beef. Fry until the bottom of the pancake is golden brown, about 5 minutes, then flip and fry the other side until golden, 1 to 2 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 17.5g 35% DV; carbohydrates 58.1g 19% DV; fat 9.9g 15% DV; cholesterol 147.6mg 49% DV; sodium 240.2mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2010
these were really good. But I was not sure if the meat should be cooked before adding, so I cooked the meat before adding the egg and bread crumbs to be on the safe side. My kids liked them esp since they could eat them with their hands. I was a little impatient waiting to flip them becasue I was in a hurry, so I put them in the oven until I was done cooking them all to make sure they cooked thru. I will be making these again. I think I will try usung sausage and them freezing them. They would be great to reheat for a quick breakfast on the go. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/31/2010
No one in the house liked these at all. They looked promising by the pictures but they didn't go over well. Read More
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88 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2010
these were really good. But I was not sure if the meat should be cooked before adding, so I cooked the meat before adding the egg and bread crumbs to be on the safe side. My kids liked them esp since they could eat them with their hands. I was a little impatient waiting to flip them becasue I was in a hurry, so I put them in the oven until I was done cooking them all to make sure they cooked thru. I will be making these again. I think I will try usung sausage and them freezing them. They would be great to reheat for a quick breakfast on the go. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2009
I've never had potato pancakes before and I have to say I loved it! I followed the recipe exactly using some cayenne pepper in the potato mixture and Italian bread crumbs in the ground beef. These came out so delicious! As I was frying it the thought hit me that I could have added some shredded cheese on top the ground beef. I ended up serving these with a generous grating of cheddar cheese on top with ketchup and hot sauce as a dip. I initially started off eating these with a fork but soon realized I could eat them like a burger! These would make a different but good lunch for kids to carry to school. Maybe by adding the cheese in the middle and seasoning the meat mixture with BBQ sauce to eliminate the need for any dip. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2011
Thanks for the reviews! Adding cheese sounds really good, dont know why I havent thought of it! Also I posted this as a very basic recipe, I dont like posting complex recipes because everyone has their own taste and others may not like what I do. This is just an idea, I encourage you to add your own herbs and spices, and whatever else sounds good to you. I'm sure you will enjoy it more if you make it your way. I also wanted to add that you really need to squeeze all the liquid out. Its a bit tricky because it seems as though more liquid keeps coming out. So I suggest as you are forming them, keep squeezing the extra liquid out. That might be the reason some people had trouble with them falling apart. Browla1, I wrote the recipe and there is no need to pre cook the meat filling, the frying time should be enough to cook the meat through. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2010
Oh man this sounds good! I think I will try it tonight! You know what else might be a great idea is instead of ground beef make it breakfast and have pork sausage and eggs for the filling!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2010
These were good but a little bland. I agree with one reviewer that sausage would be wonderful! I drizzled mine with a little gravy and my hubby and I both liked them better that way. The hamburger does not need to be cooked first since it is only 2 teaspoons spread thinly on each pancake. 7 minutes is plenty of time to thoroughly cook it. BTW for all of you who are leaving one star with comments that you haven't even tried the recipe yet you should know that this is where you review a recipe not make comments or ask questions. You're bringing down the average review rating when you do this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2010
I made a few changes and will rate the result of those changes. Firstly this is a great mealtime idea; only my meal was breakfast! Secondly I will because of the response do this again. I had enough egg substitute to use in the potato mixture and only one egg left in the fridge which I used for the "filling". My filling was a good premium breakfast sausage! I omitted the garlic (no big fan here) and used maybe a couple tablespoons finely diced onion. I pre-cooked the sausage and onion so the onion wouldn't be crunchy just until the pink was gone in the meat drained it really well and then continued with recipe as written. I put a drizzle of maple syrup on mine and the GK's wanted a dusting of powdered sugar on theirs. Big tall glasses of OJ steaming coffee and a delicious breakfast was enjoyed by all!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
Made 1/2 exactly as recipe states. And they were very good. The second half I added cheddar cheese and they were fantastic!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/31/2010
No one in the house liked these at all. They looked promising by the pictures but they didn't go over well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2010
This recipe was very good in my opinion. As the 'author' of the recipe said it is a basic recipe designed to tweak. I did customize to my own taste and added both shredded onion as well as garlic powder to the recipe. I can think of all sorts of ways to change it up and enjoy it all. Thanks Tallya for your contribution! Read More
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