Homemade Flour Tortillas


This traditional flour tortilla recipe makes soft and delicious homemade tortillas that taste much better than store-bought. Do not substitute vegetable oil or shortening for the lard.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
2 dozen


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons lard

  • 1 ½ cups water


  1. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Rub in lard with your fingers until mixture resembles cornmeal. Add water and mix until dough comes together.

  2. Transfer dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead for a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.

  3. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Use a well-floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a thin, round tortilla. Place into the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly and golden; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side. Place the cooked tortilla in a tortilla warmer; continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough.



Use these homemade tortillas to make quesadillas, or when learning how to fold a burrito.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

86 Calories
1g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 86
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 23mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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