Homemade Tortillas

Wow this quarantine has been so much fun, I get to be in the kitchen with my mom trying new recipes like these homemade flour tortillas(and they are way better than store bought, well worth the work)

We have found it is easier to make these if you have two people, my mom rolls the tortillas out and I cook them, team effort!!!

What you will need


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup crisco shortening
  • 1 cup water


  • Stand mixer
    • In the mixing bowl add flour, salt baking powder
    • Put dough hook on
    • With mixer running on low speed
    • Add oil and water
    • Mix until a smooth dough forms takes 2-4 minutes
  • Turn dough out on a floured surface divide the dough ball into 20-24 equal balls
  • Roll each ball and flatten slightly
  • Let dough balls rest for 15 minutes
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat
  • Roll each ball of dough out in circle shape(probably will be uneven, its okay), as thin as you like tortillas to be
  • Carefully place the rolled out tortilla in the hot skillet and cook 1-2 minutes
  • Flip the tortilla and cook 30 seconds to 1 minute (tortilla will bubble, you may need to flip a few times to keep it from burning, flip back and forth
  • Carefully remove hot tortilla and place inside clean dishtowels(bread basket towel)
  • Serve warm
  • Store in a storage zip lock back in a cool place(pantry) for 3 days or until you see mold appear, these will not last as long as store bought tortillas


Better than Taco Bell

Mexican pizzas

Now let me start this post out by saying how big of a Taco Bell Fan I am and have always been. Mexican pizzas have always been a favorite of mine too.

Being in the safer at home quarantine season that we are in, I have been trying to come up with fun restaraunt recipes that I Love but don’t have frequent access during this time.

I bring you my version of the Taco Bell

Yes, we eat off paper plates, this is real life and rushing to get meals prepared on a weeknight after work, but as the gorgeous Tabitha Brown says thats my business

Anyway back to my recipe

Ingredient list

  • Homemade flour tortilas (2 per pizza) or store Bought… homemade is always best though
  • 2 Tbsp refried beans brand of your choice
  • 2-4 tbsp taco meat
  • 1/2 cup- 1 cup cheese per pizza
  • 2 tbsp enchilada sauce per pizza
  • 2 tbsp taco salsa per pizza(if you like chunky tomatoes on the pizza if not leave off)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Garnished with
    • Fresh diced tomatoes
    • Pico de gallo
    • Sour cream
    • Guacamole
    • Green onions


  • In a medium skillet heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • When oil is hot place a tortilla in frying for 1 minute, carefully flip tortilla and fry for 1 minute. Tortilla should be golden brown.
  • Remove fried tortilla place in between paper towels to absorb excess oil
  • Pre-heat oven 400⁰
  • On a foil lined cookie sheet begin building your pizza
  • Gently spread 2 tbsp of refried beans on the bottom shell
  • Add 2-4(this is up to you) tbsp of taco meat spreading out evenly
  • Sprinkle a little cheese
  • Put the second shell on top
  • Spread 2 tbsp enchilada sauce
  • Cover top.with 1/2 cup cheese
  • Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly
  • Remove from oven
  • Place on plate(paper plates work fine)
  • Garnish as you desire
  • Enjoy