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Homemade Flour Tortillas

This flour tortilla recipe is very easy, and if you've never tasted homemade flour tortillas before, you should really give this a try. When you compare these light and delicious tortillas to store-bought, there really is no comparison.My grandma made the best homemade flour tortillas. It was a way to nourish her family and continue a tradition.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 13
Calories: 149kcal



  • Place a comal (griddle or cast-iron skillet) over medium heat and allow it to heat up.
  • In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Add the lard or shortening and combine until you have the consistency of small crumbs.
  • Add the warm water and mix well with your hand. The mixture may be a little sticky. Knead on a cutting board or smooth counter until dough is pliable and springy. Sprinkle with flour if the dough is too sticky.
  • Form 2 to 2½-inch dough balls. With a rolling pin, roll out the dough balls to form 7 to 8-inch disks. If the dough is sticky, sprinkle board and rolling pin with flour to make it easier to roll out the dough.
  • As you roll out each disk, place on the hot comal to cook, it will take 1 minute or less on each side. After cooking the first side, turn tortilla over and let it cook on the opposite side; when tortilla starts to form air pockets press down gently on it with a wooden tortilla press or rolled up a kitchen towel (like Grandma did) to release the air. Don’t press too much, or it will make tough tortillas.
  • Keep the tortillas warm in a tortilla warmer or under a clean dish towel while you make the rest.



How to serve: Serve immediately or refrigerate and reheat.
How to store tortillas: Keep tortillas warm and covered. Wrap tortillas in a dish towel to keep them warm.
Storage instructions: I recommend storing leftovers in a ziplock bag (with the excess air pressed out) in the refrigerator for up to 2 to 3 days. 


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 2mg