Easy Homemade Tortillas

It’s Cinco De Mayo and we have an easy dinner idea for you. My kids loved it and I don’t think I will buy tortillas from the store ever again!

Tortillas are easy to make, so I really wouldn’t call it a recipe. You don’t need fancy tools and they only have 5 ingredients, so you know whats in them.

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This recipe makes about 14 tortillas.

You will need:

2 3/4 cup of flour

1 teasp baking soda

1/2 teasp salt

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup warm water

Mix the dry ingredients together and then add the oil and water and mix until it forms a ball. You can divide your dough into small 1 1/2 inch balls or you can just pinch off pieces as you go.

Warm a skillet to a medium heat.

Roll your dough ball out on a lightly floured surface until its flattened. You don’t want to stack your uncooked tortillas or they will stick together, so I roll as I go. Cook your tortillas until they start to bubble a little and then flip. They don’t take long to cook and will brown slightly.

Thats it. So easy.

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Top with your favorites, we like to use  Zaycon Fresh chicken with Spiceologist Chile Margarita rub, and a little pico de gallo with avocado. Its a quick meal with lots of flavor. homemade tortillas and fried cornMy kids love it with a little bit of ranch drizzled on top.

For a few other Cinco de Mayo recipes, visit our Pinterest board.

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**(My sister borrowed my camera for a few days, so you get cell phone pics today.)

It’s getting close to the end of our school year. We are getting burned out and just want to spend our days outside. Alas, we just got to get it done. We decided to take a break from our regular routine and learn about why Mexico celebrates Cinco de Mayo, but….we had to do it in style:photo-5
As Luchadores! Thanks to this post and a really fun site!

We made homemade salsa (a favorite around here). So simple and everything is added to the ratio we like, roma tomatoes, walla walla onion, sweet white frozen corn, fresh garlic, fresh japelenos, fresh cilantro and garlic salt. We could eat this every day.

photo-4We eat tacos often enough, so we changed it up with chicken enchiladas. Now, I am sure you all have a top secret family recipe, we, on the other hand, wing it. Whatever I have in my cupboard is what I use. If I don’t have cream of chicken soup, we just use cream cheese and some milk. Remember all that chicken I canned a couple posts ago, well, this dinner is one of the reasons why I like to can chicken. It took about 15 minutes to prep before sticking it in the oven. My girls kept sneaking bites of the chicken mixture while I was filling torillas. These enchilada were filled with canned chicken, a can of diced chiles, cream of chicken soup and 1/2 packet of taco seasoning. Just throw it together until you like the way it looks…or smells…or tastes…
photo-2Then pour on some enchilada sauce and sprinkle on some cheese, 25 minutes in the oven and there you have it! It makes good leftovers too.

I cheated on the rice. It came from a box. Easy enough from my daughter to make without my help and an easy dinner to throw together or make in advance.

And that is about as fancy as it got.

We may, or may not, have finished the night off by watching Nacho Libre