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Rating: 4.57 stars
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

These tortilla bowls are baked, not fried. They're crispy and not as greasy as the deep-fried ones. Just be careful not to burn them trying to get the inside bottom crispy.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Brush both sides of tortilla with oil.

  • Invert ramekin on a work surface; center tortilla on the bottom of the ramekin. Gently shape the tortilla down around the sides. Place a double layer of aluminum foil over the tortilla and press to form the bowl around the ramekin. Place right side up on a baking sheet and leave about 1/2 inch of the edge of the tortilla above the foil so it gets browned and crispy when you bake it. Repeat with the second tortilla.

  • Place baking sheet in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Remove sheet from oven and use tongs to carefully remove the ramekins from inside the shells. Transfer sheet back to the oven. Bake shells until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven.

  • Carefully remove foil from around the shells; reserve the foil. Flatten foil sheets and invert shells on them. Bring foil up just around the bottom of the shells to protect the top edge.

  • Transfer sheet back to the oven. Bake until browned and crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove sheet from oven and invert the shells once again so they are right side up. Place on foil and transfer sheet back to oven for the final crisping, 3 to 5 minutes. Watch them carefully so they don't burn.

  • Remove sheet from oven; transfer basket burritos to a rack to cool completely.

Chef's Note:

The diameter of the ramekins should be about half that of the tortilla. In this case, I used a 4-inch ramekin for the 8-inch tortillas.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 27.2g; fat 10.3g; sodium 234.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2017
This was great! I have the actual shaped bowls to put my tortilla bread in. First time I used them! This was a great recipe and I just adjusted the timings and covered the tips from beginning. I let it go for about 10-13 minutes in the shaped bowls (tips covered with tinfoil) and then removed the bowls and tin foil and turned upside down for another 8-11 min. Keep an eye.! Don t get to distracted at the end! Lol I made this with red onion lettuce pulled pork tomatoes salsa bbq corn black beans nacho shredded cheese sour cream and guacamole! Everyone loved it. Was pretty easy and something different for our house. Left over stuff made wraps for school/Work and also quesadillas! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/28/2020
Wont make again. The bottoms of tortillas , following directions exact still were like wet cardboard. Ate the sides & threw rest away. To many steps. Read More
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2017
This was great! I have the actual shaped bowls to put my tortilla bread in. First time I used them! This was a great recipe and I just adjusted the timings and covered the tips from beginning. I let it go for about 10-13 minutes in the shaped bowls (tips covered with tinfoil) and then removed the bowls and tin foil and turned upside down for another 8-11 min. Keep an eye.! Don t get to distracted at the end! Lol I made this with red onion lettuce pulled pork tomatoes salsa bbq corn black beans nacho shredded cheese sour cream and guacamole! Everyone loved it. Was pretty easy and something different for our house. Left over stuff made wraps for school/Work and also quesadillas! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2018
Omg. I cant boil water but these were perfection. I can imagine sugar and cinnamon brushed on for a ice cream bowl or even fresh fruit. Endless possibilities. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2018
I made per Chef John's directions but used an overturned Mason Jar for shaping/baking the tortilla shells. I love that I can now make these as I could live on them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2017
Chef John (my hero!). I have not made these yet but I am a Southern California woman who has been living in Europe for the last 30 years -- the last twenty of them in Sweden with my Swedish husband. Through longing and necessity I have learned to prepare masses of varieties of (So Cal) Mexican Food. We live in a beautiful small town on the east coast which is located only one-hour away from Stockholm Sweden's capital. In any case I have always loved Mexican salads served in these sorts of tortilla bowls which are impossible to find in Sweden. Not only that the ONLY kind of tortillas available to me are flour tortillas. You have just blessed my life enormously! Thank you from the top to the bottom of my heart! Also since this is clearly a fan letter I follow "Food Wishes" nearly religiously. Love your puns and sense of humor and especially how you make recipes so accessible to the common cook. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2017
I used the recipe as written and the bowls turned out perfect. Very tasty. Easy to make. Will definitely make these again Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2018
PERFECT!! This worked SO well! I'd like a little coarse salt sprinkled on before baking but my family isn't big on salt so I made them exactly as stated. They made the cutest little taco salads bowls. Can't wait to make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2017
Very easy to make and can be used in a variaty of ways. Nice and crunchy too. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2019
Worked well. Tried sample with the New Mexican style (thick) tortillas and it didn't work well but after buying the thinner traditional style it came out perfectly. Will do again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2019
Very tasty and wasn't Jared to make.It helps to have more than one Rankin as it speeds up process! Added Bacon to this dish with salsa. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
05/28/2020
Wont make again. The bottoms of tortillas , following directions exact still were like wet cardboard. Ate the sides & threw rest away. To many steps. Read More