Thursday, June 2, 2011

Homemade Flour Tortillas

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Yesterday in a rare moment of partial clarity I remembered to pull out a package of hamburger. I thought that tacos or fajitas would make a yummy dinner for the next day. I was confident I had all the ingredients tucked away in my overly full cabinets. Nope. Sure didn't. I had no taco shells or tortillas. Not even one.

What was a Momma to do? Well since Hubs was working from home today I turned to my good friend Google and looked up how to make homemade tortillas. It is surprisingly simple. Here is the recipe from Cooks.com but the pictures are mine :D

3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup warm water

Combine all the flour, salt, vegetable oil, and water until it forms a dough.



Roll the dough into a big ball and take about an 1 to 2 inch pieces off. Pat the dough flat with your hands or take a rolling pin and roll into circles.



Put the dough on a flat pan on the stove and let the sides cook until there are little brown specks on both sides like you would see on other tortillas.



Easy huh? Hubs really liked them and Little Bit pretty much refused to eat anything else for dinner. I admit they are horrible for you but they sure were tasty!

16 comments:

  1. my belly is seriously growling now! I need to make these <3

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  2. These look so yummy! Just got back from Mexico and now I'm missing it. You make this look so easy. I bet I would try this and it would be a big fail!

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  3. Great idea! I'll have to remember that next time I'm looking for a tortilla and realize I'm all out.
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  4. That sounds AMAZING. Seriously amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  7. How easy and tasty!!!! thanks for the recipe!


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  10. Found you through the blog hop and I'm your newest follower! I will certainly have to try those tortillas, thanks for posting your recipe! Stop by when you have a chance ;) www.shelbylately.com & @shelbylatelycom

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  11. YUM! I love homemade tortillas...after you've had them once, it's so hard to go back to store bought!

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  12. Wow! They look like flatbread! Great idea though! I could've used this recipes when I last made tacos and the shells tasted funny. (They were old.) But I have to say the pretzels in the previous post look super yummy! LOL Stopping by from Tuesday Blog Hop!

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  13. This recipe is AWESOME!! Thanks!
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  14. Very interesting! a must try... no I am craving for some real taco hah!

    Spanish Pinay

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  15. OMG, these look soooo delicious. i am afraid if i make them i will eat them all! WOW!!

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