Corn Tortillas


Did you know? You can make your own tortillas with just two ingredients!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
37 mins
12 6-inch tortillas


  • 2 cup masa harina (corn tortilla flour)

  • 1 ¼ cup warm water


  1. In a medium mixing bowl combine tortilla flour and water. Stir mixture together with your hands until dough is firm but moist (if necessary, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time). Let dough rest for 15 minutes.

  2. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions and shape each portion into a ball.

  3. Using a tortilla press or rolling pin, flatten each ball between 2 pieces of waxed paper into a 6-inch circle.

  4. Carefully peel off top sheet of waxed paper. Place tortilla, paper side up, on a medium-hot, ungreased skillet or griddle. As tortilla begins to heat, carefully peel off remaining sheet of waxed paper. Cook, turning occasionally, for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until tortilla is dry and light brown (tortilla should still be soft). Wrap tortillas in foil if using immediately. Makes twelve 6-inch tortillas.

    Corn Tortillas


To freeze tortillas, stack them, alternating each tortilla with 2 layers of waxed paper. Wrap the stack in a moisture- and vapor-proof bag, foil, or freezer wrap. Seal tightly and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw completely before using.

Colorful/Flavored Tortillas:

Cilantro: Add 1/2 cup chopped cilantro stems (the stems from one bunch) and 1 cup water in a blender container and blend until smooth. Substitute for water in recipe and prepare tortillas as directed.Chipotle: Add 1/4 cup adobo sauce from a can of chipotle in adobo sauce to 1 1/4 cup warm water. Substitute chipotle water for the water in recipe and prepare tortillas as directed.Beet: Drain and save water from a 15 ounce can of sliced beets packed in water. Add additional water to make a total of 1 1/4 cup water. Substitute beet water mixture for water in recipe and prepare tortillas as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

69 Calories
1g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 69
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Protein 2g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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