homemade tortillas

Homemade Tortillas

One of the greatest things about cooking is being able to whip up your favorite staple items when you run out.  While some staples may be more labor intensive, homemade tortillas are so simple, I always wonder why I catch myself trying to buy them at the store. 

If you have 10 minutes, and a couple of ingredients, you can make these homemade tortillas at home too! 

There are a lot of homemade tortilla recipes out there, most of which involve shortening.  Since we don’t use shortening, I have modified the recipe to include olive oil in its place.  In my opinion, it gives it a richer and more complex flavor, while still having a light, fluffy texture.

Homemade Tortillas

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup water

Combine flour and salt in a medium bowl.  Add in olive oil and water, and mix until well incorporated.  Divide dough into 10 round balls (about the size of a golf ball), place them back in the bowl, and cover the bowl with a damp towel. 

Turn on an electric griddle or a thin skillet to medium heat.  Working with one ball at a time, dust a rolling pin or a sturdy glass with flour, and use it to roll the dough out into a thin circle, about 4 – 6″ in diameter.  Try to keep any raw dough that isn’t being cooked under a slightly damp towel to prevent cracking or drying.  Once griddle or skillet is warm, cook dough until golden brown, then flip over and brown the other side.  

homemade tortillas cook

Place cooked tortillas in a tortilla warmer or on a plate in the oven to keep warm.  

Homemade Tortillas
 
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Serves: 10 tortillas
Ingredients
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup water
Instructions
  1. Combine flour and salt in a medium bowl. Add in olive oil and water, and mix until well incorporated. Divide dough into 10 round balls (about the size of a golf ball), place them back in the bowl, and cover the bowl with a damp towel.
  2. Turn on an electric griddle or a thin skillet to medium heat. Working with one ball at a time, dust a rolling pin or a sturdy glass with flour, and use it to roll the dough out into a thin circle, about 4 - 6" in diameter. Try to keep any raw dough that isn't being cooked under a slightly damp towel to prevent cracking or drying. Once griddle or skillet is warm, cook tortilla until golden brown, then flip over and brown the other side.

 Now that you have homemade tortillas, here are some ideas on how to use them!

  • Stuff the tortillas with browned ground beef and cheese, roll them and top them with red chile sauce and cheese.  Then bake them at 350 for 30 minutes. 
  • Make homemade fajitas!
  • Serve them along side a heaping bowl of chilaquiles!

What is your favorite way to use homemade tortillas?



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3 Responses to Homemade Tortillas

  1. suzanne says:

    It would probably freeze well. I freeze the store bought stuff all the time without a problem. I just thaw in the fridge when I need it.

  2. Donna Nickelson says:

    Has anyone tried to freeze these? I make things in bulk & freeze – like pancakes, waffles, bread etc. I like my kids to be able to pull homemade items out of the freezer (& it’s also helpful for quick, healthy meals)

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