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Elizabeth’s Homemade Flour Tortillas

About a year ago, a friend and I were chatting about our love for Mexican food, and I happened to bring up that I had been looking for a recipe for homemade flour tortillas. Within minutes, she jotted down this recipe and assured me that these tortillas would be wonderfully delicious. I was so excited to make them and was not disappointed! These are honestly the best flour tortillas I have ever tasted and are so incredibly easy to make!

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Flour Tortillas

makes about 12 tortillas (8″)

*I prefer to use all organic ingredients

3 cups flour

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 cup oil (I prefer coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil)

1 cup hot water

In a stand mixer or by hand, knead water, oil, salt and flour for 2-3 minutes. I prefer to use my stand mixer with the dough hook on a low setting.

For best results, let the dough rest for 10-15 minutes after kneading.

Divide dough into eight pieces and roll out thinly.

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Heat griddle over medium-high heat and coat with a small amount of olive oil. Add additional oil if tortillas do not turn easily.

Cook until dough begins to turn light brown when turned.

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These tortillas are perfect for making burritos, enchiladas, soft tacos and quesadillas or served warm with soup or chili. I have also served them with butter, sugar and cinnamon for a delicious snack or after-dinner treat.

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16 Comments

  1. I’ve never tried making my own before… I’m so excited!

    1. I was so excited when my friend shared the recipe! They are so delicious and easy to make!

  2. I’ve made homemade tortillas before but the recipe stunk. Happy to see this one! Looks yummy and has your stamp of approval!

    1. Thanks, Julie! 🙂 I was so excited when my friend shared the recipe! The girls love to help me roll out the tortilla dough! 😉

  3. Wonderful, Anna! I’m sure the fresh flavor of homemade is far superior…they look wonderful!

    1. Thank you, Lana!

  4. Homemade flour AND corn tortillas are so much better than store-bought they don’t even taste the same.

    1. So very true!! I won’t even buy tortillas from the store anymore. The freshness and flavor of warm tortillas is amazing! Now I’m looking for an excellent corn tortilla recipe! 😉

      1. You might check out my post on 3.9.2013, How to make a hot tortilla.

        1. I would love to!! Thank you!! 😀

  5. Hi Anna:) I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

    1. Thank you so much, Sadie! I’m so honored by your nomination!

  6. mchambers87

    These look awesome! I didn’t realize how easy it was to make them 🙂

    1. I didn’t either until my friend gave me the recipe. 🙂 They are so delicious — especially when they’re warm and fresh! 😉

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