Rating: 4.5 stars 4.6
318 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5

Homemade tortillas are so much better that if you do decide to give these a try, be warned that you'll have a very hard time ever going back to the packaged option again.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
25 mins
15 mins
1 hr 10 mins
8 tortillas


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk flour, salt, and baking powder together in a large bowl. Add vegetable shortening and work into flour mixture using a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse crumbs.

  • Form a well in the middle of flour mixture and mix in hot water. Work flour and water mixture together with a fork and transfer to a cutting board.

  • Knead until a smooth, soft dough is formed, about 3 minutes. Add more flour if dough is too sticky.

  • Place more flour on cutting board, cover dough with bowl, and let rest for 15 minutes.

  • Cut ball of dough into eight equal parts and cover until needed.

  • Roll out balls of dough either by hand or with a tortilla press.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place flattened tortilla in skillet and cook until it begins to bubble, about 1 minute. Flip tortilla over and cook for an additional minute. Flip again and cook for 1 more minute. Repeat with remaining dough.

Nutrition Facts

171 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 23.9g; fat 6.7g; sodium 234.3mg. Full Nutrition