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How to Make Homemade Tortillas

How to Make Homemade Tortillas

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Love Mexican food? Learn how to make your own homemade tortillas to go with your favorite spicy dinner!

Like bread, tortillas are a staple that we almost always have in the pantry. But like everything else, they are getting more and more expensive. So, awhile back, the girls and I decided it would be fun to try and make our own homemade tortillas.

Homemade Tortillas

We went in search of a new recipe and were surprised to find that making homemade tortillas is super simple!

It only requires five basic ingredients that we always have in the house. And it literally takes less than 20 minutes to make a whole batch.

Why on earth do we even bother to buy them?

So, in honor of Cinco de Mayo, I thought today would be the perfect day to share this recipe for Homemade Tortillas. And you can use these tortillas for so many things!

Homemade Tortillas

Anything that you would normally buy flour tortillas for, like:

  • Tacos
  • Burritos
  • Mexican Lasagna
  • Tostadas
  • etc.

So, if you’ve got a Mexican dish on your dinner menu tonight, why not give it a try?

Make your own tortillas for dinner tonight. You can do it!

Here’s the recipe…

Yield: 18 tortillas

Homemade Tortillas

Homemade Tortillas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water


  1. Combine the flour, kosher salt and baking powder in a food processor.
  2. Add the shortening to the dry ingredients and pulse until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  3. Pour the water into the crumbs and pulse until a soft dough forms.
  4. Heat a large skillet on medium temperature.
  5. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and gently knead a couple of times.
  6. Separate the dough into 18 equal balls.
  7. Roll each dough ball into a flat circle measuring approximately 8 inches.
  8. Place 1 tortilla in the skillet at a time. Cook for 2 minutes, flip and cook for 2 additional minutes. Repeat with each tortilla.
  9. Use your homemade flour tortillas right away or place a sheet of wax paper between each one and freeze in a large zipper seal bag for use in the future.


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