Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe

One thing my house doesn’t run out of is tortillas.  They have so many uses and are a family favorite for various reasons.  Not only do they taste great but they sure do make into a meal in a hurry!  The whole household prefers this homemade flour tortilla recipe to store bought any day.  Tortillas can be a bit intimidating at first but I promise they are really easy to make and you won’t be disappointed in the flavor!  I recommend making a double batch because you can’t eat just one.

Homemade Flour Tortillas

12 Uses For Flour Tortillas

Cinnamon Crisps
Easy Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas
Homemade Tortilla Chips
Mexican Lasagna
Grilled Cheeseburger Wraps
Mexican Pizzas
Easy Pizza
Texas Sushi
Hye Rollers
Baked Chimichangas
Chicken Fajitas
Copycat Taco Bell Crunch Wraps

Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe

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Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe
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Who needs store bought when you have this homemade tortilla recipe on hand! Crispy, soft and chewy all at the same time. Tortillas are so versatile!
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 TBSP lard
  • 1½ C warm water
  1. Add the dry ingredients together. Flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Add the lard.
  3. Work it with your hands into very fine small pieces of grain.
  4. Add the warm water to the above mix.
  5. Working with your hands again, combine all of the ingredients.
  6. Dump the batter onto a floured wooden cutting board.
  7. Roll out with a floured rolling pin.
  8. Work the dough back and forth allowing it to breathe until it appears smooth.
  9. Cut the dough into numerous equal sized squares.
  10. Roll these squared into balls.
  11. Pull out your cast iron skillet and add a small amount of oil on medium hot heat.
  12. With a floured rolling pin, take one dough ball and begin to roll out into a circle.
  13. You can use your hands to shape it into that circle.
  14. Place that freshly formed dough circle into the heated skillet and watch until the first side turns a golden brown color.
  15. Flip the tortilla unto the other side to also become a golden brown color.
  16. Wrap in foil to keep warm until all dough balls are fried.


Homemade Flour Tortillas

What is your families favorite uses for flour tortillas?  Have you ever tried to make homemade flour tortillas?


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  1. says

    I often use tortillas in place of sandwich bread – wrap > sandwich 😉 I have made my own before, but it has been a while, nothing beats a fresh tortilla – yours look SO GOOD.

    • Brandy says

      Homemade tortillas really take it up a notch. It’s hard to go back to store bought after having a homemade one.

  2. says

    When I was little we lived in Mexico briefly and I remember helping to make tortillas there. They were the best I ever ate! Once in awhile I come across some really great ones in Texas or at a quality restaurant but I don’t get to Texas often! I really should start making my own. Your recipe sounds really easy. Thanks!

    • Brandy says

      I bet they were amazing during that brief stint in Mexico. They really are easy to make just intimidating at first.

    • Brandy says

      I rarely have leftovers that last more than a couple of days. However, I don’t see why you couldn’t freeze them. I would place parchment paper in between each one though so that they don’t stick to each other.

  3. says

    My mom used to make homemade tortillas and we couldn’t eat them fast enough! A plain fresh tortilla with butter is so delicious! I need to bring back the tradition to our home! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. says

    You’ve made homemade tortillas so simple – I love the idea of making these instead of buying them. Now I think I could do it – my husband’s burritos are going to be much, much better with these than with the store-bought tortillas we use now, plus we can make these tortillas when we want Tex-Mex and don’t have any tortillas in the house (an altogether too frequent occurrence.)

  5. says

    When my kids were little, their nanny would come armed with her masa and tortilla press. When she moved away, we carried on the tradition and there truly is nothing better than a homemade tortilla!

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