When I was growing up, I could count on my Mom making tacos at least once a week!! I looked forward to that dinner each week. I love tacos, they are so easy to make and you can pack them full of healthy food!!! Then I got married and it all ended….because Rick did not like tacos. 🙁
After years of marriage he has been enduring them during the summer, and I have loved them but only once a month. I then started looking at the labels on the tortillas you buy in the store…yikes!! I couldn’t pronounce half of the ingredients.
I started my search for a homemade whole wheat tortilla recipe. I tried and failed a couple of times and then I found the recipe below on Lean Green Bean. They are sooooo good!! I did love tacos, but now I can’t get enough of these. I have them as tacos, quesadillas, breakfast burritos, and enchiladas. They have so much more flavor then store bought ones. Rick says every time we have them, (and the kids groan) “You could put dirt in these homemade whole wheat tortillas and they would still taste good.” Hmmm, maybe I will try that one time for him and see what he thinks… Ha! Ha! JK honey!!! I feel better feeding my family these homemade whole wheat tortillas because they only have four ingredients!!
They are really easy to make, but they do take extra time, maybe about 20 min…but it is totally worth it!! I will sometimes make them in the morning if I have a busy evening and then all I have to do is get the fixings ready.
Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas
2 cups whole wheat flour
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
¾ tsp salt
2/3 c. warm water
In a bowl, mix together flour, salt, and oil. Slowly add the warm water. Knead the dough for 2 minutes. Divide the dough into 8 balls and let it sit for 20 minutes. (If I’m in a hurry I just skip letting them sit and go straight to rolling out)
I don’t fuss too much about making them a perfect circle…they usually end up square or odd shaped…..its okay, they are homemade and taste the same even if they are not round.
I take the ball out and push it down in a circle with my hand and then I just start rolling it. I roll it a couple of times on one side, and then turn it over to the other side. I keep doing this until I have the right thickness.
Rick likes them thin so I roll them out really thin, but you can make them however you like them.
I then put them on the griddle to cook at about 350 degrees. When they start to form bubbles, turn them over and cook on the other side. I like my tortillas soft so I don’t cook them that long. I don’t really time them…I did at first and you can do it 1 min on each side. I just roll out one tortilla while two are cooking and then flip them and then I roll out another tortilla and when I’m done, I take those two off and start cooking the ones I just rolled out.
When they are done, fill them with whatever you can find in your garden or farmer’s market. I make homemade refried beans and taco seasoning (recipes to come in a later post) which makes tacos so much better according to Rick. We stuff our tacos with, garden tomatoes, cucumbers, or zucchini. Or for another great use for these tortillas try making them into homemade chips!
Ya hoo!!! Finally, I can have tacos more than once a month!!! I hope you and your family enjoy these homemade tortillas as much as we do!
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