A Quick and Delicious Fix for Any Meal
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The tortilla is such a humble part of any Mexican meal. Whether dining out or making tacos on Tuesday, I doubt you give much thought or attention to the tortillas. They are often bland, cardboard like, and preservative filled. For this reason, I used to not even like to eat them. But this has all changed, my friends.
Now I am looking for any excuse to add them to our meal plan, because homemade tortillas are amazing. If you use your KitchenAid 7 Cup Food Processor, they can be made in about 2 minutes flat. (I also use my food processor to whip up pie crust with ease.) Super simple and fast to make, they fry up in a flash and taste incredible hot off the grill. Never would you catch me eating a whole plain tortilla before, but now, they are hard to resist!
The grill, pastry board, rolling pin and lefse stick are all made in my hometown by Bethany Housewares. I received them as a bridal shower gift, as many fortunate ladies in my area do. Lefse runs deep in our family traditions, but that is not the only use for these quality supplies. They also make fabulous tortillas!
This recipe is a game changer for your meal plan and your budget. Frugal meals are made special and leftovers are given new life wrapped up in these delicious tortillas. I encourage you to try these tonight, and watch as the tortilla takes center stage in your meal!
3 Cups Flour
4 T. Softened Coconut Oil (can also use butter or lard)
1 tsp. Salt
1 ¼ Cup Warm Water
- Combine all ingredients in the KitchenAid 7 Cup Food Processor and process just until it forms a ball.
- On a floured Pastry Board, or other surface, knead the dough until smooth.
- Let the dough rest, covered for 10 minutes. This allows the gluten to relax and makes it easier to roll out the tortillas.
- Form dough into a round and cut into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece out into an 8-9” paper thin circle. (The Pastry Board and Cloth Set is great for rolling out the dough as it has circle measurements. Just roll until you can see the markings from the board underneath and you know it is thin enough.)
- Preheat your Silverstone Heritage Grill until it is nice and hot. Cook the tortillas about 30-45 seconds on each side, or until golden spots appear. The griddle temp can be adjusted if it is too hot. (These can also be cooked in a large skillet on the stove.)
- Place cooked tortillas on a plate covered with a clean Flour-Sack-Towels. Fold the towel over the tortillas to keep them warm and soft.
- Store in an airtight container at room temp for 2 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week. (*These fresh tortillas do not contain preservatives and therefore do not have a long shelf life. If you want to keep them more than a week, they can be frozen.)
Tortillas have many uses! From classic Mexican fare, to wraps, casseroles, chips and even appetizers, there are endless ways to eat them. Here are 10 fabulous recipes to use all the homemade tortillas you will be making:
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What is your favorite way to enjoy tortillas? Let me know in the comments below.