Homemade Corn Tortillas


These corn tortillas are the real thing! A simple mixture of masa harina and water results in the most wonderful corn tortillas you've ever tasted. The secret is to use a cast iron pan. You can buy masa harina at Mexican grocery stores or in the baking aisle of large supermarkets.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
15 tortillas


  • 1 ¾ cups masa harina

  • 1 ⅛ cups hot water


  1. Mix together masa harina and hot water in a medium bowl until thoroughly combined. Transfer dough to a clean work surface and knead until pliable and smooth. If dough is too sticky, add more masa harina; if it begins to dry, sprinkle with water. Cover dough tightly with plastic wrap and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat a cast iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.

  3. Divide dough into 15 equal-sized balls. Using a tortilla press, a rolling pin, or your hands, press each ball flat between 2 sheets of plastic wrap.

  4. Cook a tortilla in the preheated pan until browned and slightly puffy, about 30 seconds. Flip tortilla over and continue cooking until the other side is browned, about 30 more seconds. Remove to a plate; cover to keep warm and moist. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
2g Fat
30g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 119mg 3%

* 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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