How to Make Homemade Tortillas

Homemade Tortillas
How to Make Homemade Tortillas

It’s Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate by making your own homemade tortillas to go with dinner!

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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. Awhile back, the girls and I decided it would be fun to try and make our own homemade tortillas.

We went in search of a new recipe and were surprised to find that learning how to make homemade tortillas was 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?

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I thought today would be the perfect day to share this recipe for Homemade Tortillas. They go perfectly with my Spicy Chicken Tacos or Taco Lasagna.

So, if tacos are on your dinner menu tonight, why not give it a try and make your own tortillas?

Here’s the recipe…

Homemade Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas


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



Combine the flour, kosher salt and baking powder in a food processor.

Add the shortening to the dry ingredients and pulse until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.

Pour the water into the crumbs and pulse until a soft dough forms.

Heat a large skillet on medium temperature.

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and gently knead a couple of times.

Separate the dough into 18 equal balls.

Roll each dough ball into a flat circle measuring approximately 8 inches.

Place 1 tortilla in the skillet at a time. Cook for 2 minutes, flip and cook for 2 additional minutes. Repeat with each tortilla.

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.


Have a Spectacular Day!








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