I made some whole wheat tortillas today. I like to experiment with different recipes when I’m home on vacation. I have to say I was surprised how easy it was. I took this recipe from the Chino House blog, but of course I made it my own. Here’s my version:
- 2 cups flour (I used 1 cup white and 1 cup whole wheat, but you can use whatever you want)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 Tbsp canola oil
- 2/3 cup water
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, turn out on a floured surface and knead a few times. Divide into 6-8 portions, depending on how big you want them, and roll each into a ball. Using a rolling pin, roll each out very thinly. I found that I needed a lot of flour to keep them from sticking.
Cook each tortilla in a hot pan for about 40 seconds on each side, until it has dark brown spots on it. I couldn’t believe how easy it was! And I know they’re healthier because they’re homemade and don’t have any preservatives.
I made a burrito bar for supper. I just browned some ground beef, sprinkled on chili powder, paprika, and pepper, and tossed in some chopped tomatoes. I find taco seasoning too salty and totally unnecessary, because the tomatoes will cook down to make a sauce. I don’t like cumin, but you could certainly add it. I usually like to add onions and garlic into this pan, but I was in a hurry tonight. I also serve shredded cheese, salsa, chopped avocado, and sour cream to go with the burritos. So yummy and fast! And I have to say that Ed was surprised I had made the tortillas myself. He said they look professional!