Flour Tortillas

Flour Tortillas

Flour tortillas are one of my favorite foods. They are incredibly versatile and generally inexpensive. I don’t make tortillas very often for some reason even though there is something extra special about a fresh tortilla right off the griddle. They are fairly simple to make, it just takes a few times to get the right groove going.

These would be wonderful in Smothered Beef Burritos, beef and bean chalupas, easy pork fajitas, or even with just some refried beans, arroz con tomate and quick and easy salsa.

Flour Tortillas

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Author Micha M


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • extra flour for dusting


  1. Mix together flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in shortening until fine crumbs form then add warm water. Mix together until dough forms. Knead on floured surface 2-3 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in clean bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let dough rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat griddle over medium high heat until a droplet of water sizzles. Turn dough out and cut into 8 pieces for 10 inch tortillas or 12 for 8 inch. Roll on lightly floured surface until your desired size, turning frequently.
  3. Cook on griddle 1-2 minutes per side or until very lightly brown. Press bubbles with spatula.




{linked to Mouthwatering Monday at A Southern Fairy Tale and Cooking Thursday at Diary of a SAHM}


  1. I love making homemade tortillas — we use 100% whole wheat flour and oil in ours. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • I have another flour tortilla recipe I make that uses oil but I happened to have this one handy the day I needed the tortillas.
      I’d love to try your recipe because I enjoy whole wheat tortillas. Thanks for commenting.

  2. homemade tortillas are the best!

    love that picture!

  3. They look fantastic. Love homemade.

  4. Yum, there really is nothing like homemade tortillas, which reminds me, I should make some LOL Thank you for sharing 🙂

  5. Yum! Absolutely love it if you could link up this (and a couple other recipes) to Wonderful Food Wednesday at http://www.athometake2.com.

    Hope to see you there!
    Jessica @ At Home Take 2


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