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Homemade Tortillas

These homemade tortillas are to-die-for-delicious. Please try them - you won't regret it!
Categories Bread
Difficulty Easy
Keyword chuys tortilla recipe, how to make flour tortillas without baking powder, sweet flour tortillas recipe
Prep Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 15
Calories 151 kcal
Author A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup lard plus 1-2 tbsp. or vegetable shortening, as needed
  • 1 cup hot water


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine both types of flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Drop 1/2 cup lard by the spoonfuls into flour mixture and, using a pastry cutter, your fingers or a fork, cut lard until it crumbles and is evenly dispersed in the flour. Slowly add the hot water and stir together until mixture sticks to itself. If not quite moist, add 1-2 more tbsp. lard, as needed.
  3. Knead, in the mixing bowl, for 3-5 minutes or until dough forms a ball and becomes less sticky. Cover bowl with tea towel and let rest for 1 hour.
  4. Break the dough into 14-16 smaller pieces and roll the pieces into balls. Cover balls of dough for an additional 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Using a well-floured rolling pin, roll one dough ball at a time into a thin, round tortilla. Make sure the ball is rolled out to be very, very thin. Carefully place onto the hot skillet and cook until bubbly and golden, about 30-40 seconds. Flip the tortilla over and continue cooking until golden on the other side.
  6. Wrap the cooked tortilla in a clean tea towel until ready to eat. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  7. Serve immediately or, once completely cool, store in an air-tight bag or container. To warm, wrap in damp paper towel and microwave for 20-30 seconds or wrap in foil and warm in oven.

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Tortillas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 116
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.9g20%
Saturated Fat 7.7g39%
Cholesterol 92.2mg31%
Sodium 14.3mg1%
Carbohydrates 7.8g3%
Sugar 7.6g8%
Protein 1.4g3%
Vitamin A 800IU16%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.