Tasty Tortillas

I refuse to buy any more cheap tortillas – even if they are only .88 cents at the local grocery store.

No matter how long I microwave them or how slowly I try to peel them apart, I end up either shredding them to bits or wearing them to paper-thin thickness in the center.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t eat a juicy taco on a paper-thin tortilla. And heaven knows my little boys can’t.

I should just stop at Costco and get the jumbo pack of quality tortillas for less than $5. But I haven’t dared brave that store since the arrival of our newest baby.

So a couple weeks ago I tried my hand at making homemade tortillas. My boys and I were craving cheesy quesadillas after church on Sunday but we only had a couple of store bought tortillas left. (Why I thought to do this right after church when we all were starving is beyond me.)

Anyway, I found a super easy 5-ingredient recipe here here.

After mixing the stuff together and letting the dough sit for half an hour, I was ready to roll.

I am definitely not a pro at using the rolling pin. Most of the tortillas ended up looking anything but round. I actually think the shapes got weirder with each tortilla. But no matter the shape, they all taste the same, right?

My oldest son helped me roll the dough into balls. Here’s what my table looked like when he was done.

My husband came home just after I finished toasting the last tortilla. I think he ate 1/3 of the batch right then. That meant either they were really good or he was really hungry.

It turned out to be so easy that I thought I’d share the recipe. If I can do it, ANYONE can.

Now I don’t know that I’ll make them all the time, and I’m definitely not ready yet for a job at Costa Vida, but it was really nice to have a success in the kitchen for a change.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jenny
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 07:11:46

    That’s awesome! I’ve always wanted to try making tortillas.


  2. erinmarshall71
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 12:08:42

    This is beyond fantastic. I think I’ll try this out tomorrow.
    Personally, I like to make waffles from scratch; mostly for Sunday Brunch, but I’ll make them for any meal.


    • Natalie
      Aug 30, 2012 @ 14:42:08

      Thanks Erin. You’ll have to let me know how it goes for you. I am definitely interested in your waffle recipe. My boys LOVE waffles and that sounds delicious!


      • erinmarshall71
        Aug 30, 2012 @ 18:07:03

        My waffles from scratch secret: Take ANY waffle recipe – even the one on the Aunt Jemima box. Where the recipe calls for the eggs, add the yolks, reserving the whites. AFTER you’ve combined the wet and dry, whip the whites in a CLEAN bowl – wipe it down with vinegar to ensure there is no oil or oily residue – until they form soft peaks. Fold the whipped egg whites into the batter.
        SUPER DUPER fluffy waffles.

      • Natalie
        Aug 30, 2012 @ 20:42:19

        I am definitely going to try this next time I make waffles. Thanks Erin!

  3. Jess
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 16:56:41

    I absolutely must try making homemade tortillas. My husband does not like the cheap ones either, but we are addicted to tacos here.


  4. Jolene
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 20:46:23

    They looked so good. You are really brave to do this on a Sunday. I think I’ll try them. They look good and perfect to me.


  5. Michelle Smith
    Sep 06, 2012 @ 18:07:18

    Nat those look delicious! I love homemade Tortilla’s! I swear I could eat Cafe Rio’s all day!


  6. Elise
    May 22, 2013 @ 14:29:49

    There’s a thing called a tortilla press that I’ve been tempted to get because my homemade tortillas come out very not-round too, and they’re usually thicker than I want them. You just stick a ball of dough in it and close it an voila, flat circle tortilla! And you’re right, at least they taste good!


    • Natalie
      May 22, 2013 @ 22:54:07

      I have seen those presses!!! Every time I go to Costa Vida I see one behind the counter and I tell Travis I want one. Maybe someday 🙂


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