Recipe – How to Make Homemade Tortillas

recipe-Black-Bean-and-Corn-Quesadillas{Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas recipe}

Have you ever made homemade tortillas before? If you haven’t you should give them a try. But let me warn you, as soon as you do, you may never want to buy packaged tortillas again.

I first learned how to make homemade tortillas from my friend MamaJJ, and have been making them ever since.

Here is her simple {and delicious} recipe:

how to make homemade tortillas


2 cups All purpose flour
1 tea Salt
1 1/2 tea Baking powder
2 tea Vegetable oil
3/4 Warm milk


Mix dry with wet and knead for a few minutes. Cover dough with a dish towel and allow to rest for 20 minutes. Cut dough into 8 pieces, roll out into circles and fry in a cast iron skillet for 45 seconds on each side {I sprayed my pan with Pam first}. Fill with beans and rice.  Enjoy!

Want to learn how to make refried beans too? Head on over HERE.


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  1. Heather says

    Homemade tortillas!!! Wow…and here I always thought that they would be so time consuming and complicated, but will have to give them a try. Can you freeze them? Or do you use them fresh? Can you make up a batch a day early? Inquiring minds want to know :)

  2. suzanne says

    Does anyone know if rice milk can be substituted for cows milk? I never have that on hand. Could I sub half the white flout for whole wheat?

  3. Trish says

    I was taught years ago by a friend from Mexico, and she used warm water and shortening. They were great! I would think pretty much any liquid would do. I no longer use shortening, tho.

    As for substituting 1/2 whole wheat flour, you have to remember it’s heavier/denser. I’d try 1/3 whole wheat to 2/3 white flour first, and then play with the recipe.

  4. Wynne says

    Wow, my tortillas really puffed up and looked nothing like these photos. I wonder why they needed baking powder. I used a tortilla press instead of rolling them out, but shouldn’t I still have gotten a good result?

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