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Homemade flour tortillas on a white and red plate with a white towel covering

Homemade Flour Tortillas Recipe

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  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 6 tortilla 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Fresh, homemade flour tortillas for your authentic Mexican food experience at home! Not only does it taste great, but it is also economical and a fun way to spruce up your dining table.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon shortening (or lard)
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Mix all ingredients together in mixing bowl
  2. Put in a stand mixer and use mixing attachment on low for 5 minutes or knead for the same amount of time.
  3. Weigh entire dough ball and divide into 6
  4. Form each into balls
  5. Wrap in plastic wrap
  6. Put into the refrigerator for 20 minutes
  7. Unwrap
  8. Put nonstick pan (I use a cast iron) on stovetop medium high
  9. While heating, I roll out each ball individually onto a lightly floured surface.
  10. Once about 6-8 inches in diameter and as thin as you can get them, they are ready
  11. Put on cast iron and cook each individually for about 45 seconds on each side. There should be some browning on each side. Adjust your cook time for you stovetop/pan as needed
  12. Place aside and once all are cooked, serve! These will dry out quicker than store-bought tortillas, so use em up!