Thursday, August 13, 2009

Homemade Tortillas & Mini Chicken Tacos

I've always wanted to make homemade tortillas. About a week ago I bought some Harina which is what you use to make tortillas. I thought about rolling them by hand or even trying to use a pasta machine to roll them, but today I found a tortilla press on sale and it was fate. I bought it and tonight I made the tortillas. They are so great. Nothing like pre-packaged tortillas at the grocery store. Slightly chewy, warm and delicious. I made chicken taco meat to go in them. The ones I made were tiny, only about 5 inches in diameter so I made mini chicken tacos.


2 cups harina
1/2 cup water

Mix together. Knead for 5 minutes. Divide into 12 balls. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for five minutes. Press with tortilla press. Pre-heat cast iron skillet on high heat. Place dough in skillet for 30-45 seconds per side. Serve warm.

Easy Chicken Taco Meat

2 cans of white chicken meat
1/2 can tomato paste
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp chili powder
squirt of ketchup
dash garlic powder

Drain chicken and rinse really well. Place all ingredients in skillet adjusting seasonings as needed. Break chicken up with spoon or a fork. Serve in tortillas with lettuce and cheese.

1 comment:

  1. I just made homemade tortillas last night but I had never heard of a tortilla press before. That would make things so much easier!!! That is definitely on my wish list now! You are right, homemade is so much better than store-bought!


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