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Homemade flour tortillas with a side of salsa and vegetables
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5 from 4 votes

How to Make Flour Tortillas

This lard-free homemade flour tortilla recipe tastes just like the real thing. Learn how to make flour tortillas with our easy to follow flour tortilla recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 3 Ingredients
Servings: 8 Tortillas
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $2


  • 3 cup Flour
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Hot Water


  • Whisk flour and salt together in a bowl.
  • Add vegetable oil and mix with your hands. Mix until you see small crumbles.
  • Add hot water and stir with a wooden spoon. Stir until everything is mixed and the dough forms a ball.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 30 minutes. This step isn't necessary but we find the dough more pliable.
  • Break apart into 8-10 pieces and form balls. Roll out each ball to the desired size.
  • Heat up cast-iron pan on medium high. Once heated place rolled out tortilla on grill.
  • Cook about 30 seconds per side (Watch out they burn easy!) Repeat until all tortillas are cooked.


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 2mg