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Homemade Corn Tortillas Recipe

Have you ever made your own homemade corn tortillas? I absolutely love fresh, homemade tortillas whenever I go out to a Mexican restaurant, and knew it would be worth trying to make at home to replicate the fresh, wonderful taste for our taco nights! You’ll be surprised by how easy this recipe is to create and what a difference in taste you’ll find!

Homemade Corn Tortillas Recipe

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Homemade Corn Tortillas

Servings: 4 Tortillas



Add the masa, water and salt in a medium size bowl and stir to combine. If the mixture seems dry, add a tablespoon of water at a time until the right consistency (this may take practice).

Pre-heat a non-stick skillet or cast iron skillet to medium high heat.

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Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and roll each one into a ball.

Lay the 1st ball on a piece of Saran Wrap and cover with a second piece of Sarah Wrap. Using the flat bottom of a cooking pot, press down on the ball of dough. You want each tortilla to be 4″-5″. You may prefer to use a rolling pin if easier.

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Carefully transfer the pressed corn tortilla to the hot skillet and cook each side for about 60 seconds.

Remove from the skillet and repeat with the remaining balls of dough.

Homemade Corn Tortillas

These tortillas will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator when stored in an air-tight container.

You can also cut up the tortillas with a pizza cutter and turn them into homemade tortilla chips by frying the cut slices of cooked tortillas in a bit of oil! Ta-da, two recipes in one!

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That was a lot easier than you might have guessed, right? You don’t need any fancy tools and the ingredients are even easy to find. Look for masa harina in the Mexican aisle of your grocery store or you can pick it up really inexpensively on Amazon. Now, the hardest part will be deciding which of your favorite Mexican recipes to make to go with these yummy corn tortillas!

What will you serve in your homemade corn tortillas?

Lisa Brown

Friday 21st of August 2015

I had no idea it was a simple recipe. you did a great job on them.

Ellen Christian

Thursday 6th of August 2015

Homemade tortillas are so much better than store bought. My husband loves Mexican food.

valmg @ From Val's Kitchen

Thursday 6th of August 2015

We often have corn torillas in the house as the brand that we get is gluten-free. It sounds pretty easy to make these.


Thursday 6th of August 2015

We love tortillas. I didn't know that this is easy to make. I would love to try this, Thanks for the recipe.

Melissa Pezza

Wednesday 5th of August 2015

Those look so good. I've never tried making my own tortillas before. I'll have to give it a try. We eat a lot of them.

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