Perfect Homemade Flour Tortillas

I’ve been a tortilla maker for 21 years, minus the 3 years where I bought the uncooked tortillas from Costco.  Those were delicious, and simple, but got expensive so I went back to making my own tortillas.

If I were honest about making tortillas, I would say that in the beginning, although they were delicious and inexpensive, they were a nightmare to make.  I struggled with getting the shape and texture down.

Learning to cook wasn’t easy for me so it has taken many years of consistently trying for me to become a decent cook.  So now that I figured out how to make flour tortillas (not to mention found a better recipe), I decided to share my recipe and secret so if you’re like me, the learning curve won’t be as steep.

Homemade Flour Tortillas:

3 cups of flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

3 Tablespoons oil

1 cup hot water

Preheat pan on stove to medium high heat.  I use my cast iron pan and I get it really hot so that it will cook on both sides really quickly.  Once I’ve cooked a couple of tortillas and the pan is plenty hot, I will turn the heat down a little.  But I start pretty hot.  If it takes too long to cook on both sides, it won’t be as flexible like they’re suppose to be.  I don’t grease my cast iron pans but I lightly grease metal pans.

It only takes 15 minutes from start to finish to make tortillas.

Mix all ingredients together and knead dough.

Roll into small balls.


Press rolling pin into one of the balls of dough and roll back and forth in a small motion.  Turn the tortilla and do it again rolling it out a little farther each time.




Once you have your tortilla, place it on the pan and cook it on each side, usually 15-30 seconds each.  Watch them closely as the time may vary.  If they’re under-cooked they’re raw, if they’re over-cooked they’re stiff.  But even if they’re a little under or over cooked, they’re still out of this world!


D E L I C I O U S !

Eat these tortillas plain…

Or with butter,


cinnamon and sugar…

Or fill them with shredded beef, ground beef or chicken

bacon, eggs and cheese for breakfast burritos,

refried beans,



or anything you can think of!

Eat and enjoy and tell me what you think.  I’d love to hear from you and get feedback.  Please write and say hi!

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