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How To Make Tortillas for Cinco de Mayo {Monday Meals}

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Cinco de Mayo is huge in Texas. In fact, I already have plan on Thursday to celebrate Cinco de Mayo – independence from Mexico. Even if you’re not from Texas, why not enjoy some fun Mexican activities. Try the homemade tortillas below.

Get ready to make your own homemade tortillas.  It’s fun & easy!

This is one of our family’s favorite projects – making tortillas for Cinco de Mayo.  I love Mexican food, so cooking is the perfect activity for this holiday.

Recently, I posted a new enchilada recipe, Avocado Chicken Enchiladas and have a few more to share. I even have a diet chicken taco recipe…really! I hope you won’t mind if I post several recipes this week.

It’s Cinco de Mayo – time to learn how to make tortillas.

How To Make Tortillas

Let me share how you can do it at home.  Then, you can see Hunter’s Spanish class making tortillas.  Of course, Hunter’s tortillas were great because my friend, Abigail, guided them along.  Abigail is a pro, making tortillas for 25 years.

Corn Tortilla Recipe - SuppliesYou’ll need to buy some Maseca.  If you can get your hands on a tortilla press, that will help. Abigail got one for me when she was in Mexico one year.  If you don’t have a tortilla press, use a rolling pin.

Corn Tortilla Recipe - mesaSo simple…add water to the mix (1 cup Maseca to 2/3 cup water & 1/8 tsp salt)

Corn Tortilla Recipe - mixI followed Abigail’s example and mixed it together with my hands.  You dough should be the consistency of soft play doh. Mine was a little dry, so I added water (1 tablespoon at a time)

Corn Tortilla Recipe - On pressCut wax paper in a circle, the same size as your tortilla press.  Roll your dough into a ball and place on tortilla press.

How To Make Tortillas - Press HardPress firmly on your tortilla press.  Your tortilla should be thin.

How To Make Tortillas - peelOpen the tortilla press and peel the wax paper away from the tortilla.  Now you are ready to cook on a skillet.  You can see Abigail cooking below.

Hunter’s Spanish class going through these steps to make their own tortillas.

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Well, that’s it.  How to make tortillas in a few, easy steps.

How to Make Tortillas - Class


Yummy…warm corn (homemade) tortillas.  I have a little dough left, so I’m heading downstairs to make a few more tortillas for dinner tonight.  I’ll heat up some beans and rice to make a meal.

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2 Responses to How To Make Tortillas for Cinco de Mayo {Monday Meals}

  1. Angelica says:

    Hemos estado viendo la comida en la clase de español de 7mo y 8vo grado. Ayer hicimos nuestras propias tortillas y nos salieron muy ricas.

    ¡Gracias por la idea! 🙂

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