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The Best Flour Tortilla Recipe

Have you tried to make homoemade flour tortillas before? You have to try The Best Flour Tortilla Recipe. Homemade tortillas are now easy to make at home!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time46 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: The Best Flour Tortilla Recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 170kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Butter Flavored Crisco or non-flavored vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 Cups Warm Water Approximately


  • In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk together to combine all ingredients.
  • Add shortening to the dry ingredients and mix well. The easiest way to do this is either with two knives or a pastry blender. You'll want your mixture to look like small beads once its all mixed.
  • Slowly add the water. Start with about 1/2 cup of water and continue to mix and add water until you have a nice tacky dough. You will probably need just under 3/4 cup of water. Roll dough into a ball.
  • Cover your dough ball and allow to rest for 30 - 45 minutes.
  • Cut the dough into 8 wedges. Roll each wedge into a small ball.
  • Lightly flour a surface and roll the small dough ball into a thin circular (or mostly circular) shape.
  • Place a skillet over a medium heat. Allow the skillet to heat up for about 5 minutes before using. Do not use any spray, grease or butter in your skillet - this is a "dry" cooking technique.
  • Place your rolled out dough in the hot skillet and cook for approximately 30 seconds on each side. Repeat with each of the other dough balls.
  • That's it! You now have several of the best homemade tortillas ready to eat. Enjoy!


Give this tortilla recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 83mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.5mg