How to make Flour Tortillas

Learning how to make flour tortillas will be easier than you think and will taste so much better than the store bought tortillas!  Using this recipe you can create several dinner or lunch recipes such as quesadillas, enchiladas, taco night, taco salad bowls, burritos, wraps and so much more!

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Flour Tortilla Recipe

  • 4 Cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 Cup shortening
  • 1 Cup plus 3 Tablespoons hot water
In a mixing bowl, add in flour, salt and baking powder. Add shortening and blend together until shortening is worked into dough, it will look crumbly. Add in hot water while blending. Continue to mix until dough forms into a ball.
tortilla dough

Separate dough into small balls.  Warm up a skillet or griddle.
Dust counter or pastry board with flour. Roll a small ball into a circle.

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rolling homemade tortillas

Add to a hot pan, you don't need to oil or butter the pan. Fry both sides until brown.

homemade tortillas

Continue with remaining balls of dough. Frying and setting aside.  Flour tortillas freeze well so you can make large batches and freeze for future use, if you'd like to.

homemade tortillas taco

Now that you have fresh homemade tortillas, try one of these recipes.
Chicken Enchiladas
Beef and Bean Enchiladas
Tacos or Burritos
Taco salad bowls
Sandwich Wraps
Taco Salad
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