Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Have you ever made homemade tortillas? You will love them! They're super easy, and super cheap. I took the tortilla recipe from the Our Best Bites Cookbook.
You'll need:
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 cup plus 2 T. shortening
3/4 - 1 c. hot water
Combine flour and salt in mixer. Add shortening and combine until crumbly. While mixer is still running, add the hot water (start with 3/4 and add more if you need to).
Divide the dough into 8-10 balls and roll them out as thinly as possible. My kids love to help out with this part. Mine obviously don't resemble circles very well, but that's the shape you're going for.
Cook on a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Bubbles will pop up in your tortilla and you'll only need to do it about one minute on the first side and 30 seconds on the other side. Keep between paper towels or kitchen towels until they're all finished. Best served warm!
For the quesadillas, put one tortilla back on the skillet and add cheese and whatever else you like, then put another tortilla on top of that. Flip over halfway through and voila!
My husband and I really like to add Mexican rice (I just buy the boxes of mexican rice at the store), cheese, black beans and corn in our quesadillas. You can dip them in salsa or ranch, and even throw some chicken in there and it tastes wonderful! It makes a really yummy meal, especially if you've run out of bread and it's lunch time!


  1. Yum! I tried homemade tortillas once before and couldn't get them flat enough - they were more like strange pancakes. I'll have to let the kids have at it and try your recipe - yum!

  2. I've never tried making my own tortillas! Looks like fun... I'll have to try that soon.

  3. Love this post Linds! We eat tortillas quite a bit and they are kinda' pricy so this will be a great recipe to have on hand. And I've never made my own quesadillas. I think we'll have this tonight for dinner!