Whether you’re a taco fan, enchilada lover, or breakfast burrito guru, homemade tortillas are the best way to enjoy your favorites and save a little extra in your pocket book at the same time. Or simply make them because you forgot to pick up a pre-made package at the grocery store and find yourself on Taco Tuesday without the needed shells. Aaah!
You can make these in bulk and freeze until you're ready to eat. Either lay the shells out in a single layer on cookie sheets inside the freezer and once frozen place inside a gallon zipper bag or layer with parchment paper and place inside a gallon zipper bag. When you are ready to use for a meal, take out as many as you need and warm inside the oven at 225 degrees for 10-15 minutes or place inside the microwave with a damp kitchen towel covering the plate for 1-2 minutes.
The money saving breakdown.... Ten tortilla shells in the store cost $2.99 for the good ones (29.9 cents each). You get 12 shells out of the homemade recipe. Compared to the store, the homemade recipe is equal to the savings of $3.58. If you go the inexpensive generic route at $1.29 for a package of 10, it still saves you $1.54.
What You Will Need
- 4 C. all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 C. vegetable shortening
- 1 1/4 C. cold water
- Rolling pin
- Mixing bowl
- Cast iron skillet or a non-stick skillet