Happy Kitchen Tip Tuesday! If you’re joining us from Tammy’s Recipes, I just want to say welcome and thanks so much for stopping by! I’m so excited to be able to host KTT for Tammy while she’s away! If you have Kitchen Tip to share please leave the link in the comments and I’ll add it to the post.

My kitchen tip is how to make corn tortillas, which we’ve recently learned how to make. Why Make Corn Tortillas?

  1. Healthy – Unlike flour tortillas you don’t need to use lard or oil. The masa (cornmeal for tortillas) has nutrients in it. According to the bag one serving (1/4 cup) has 8% of your daily value of fiber, 2% calcium and 2% iron.
  2. Few ingredients – All you need is masa, water and salt!
  3. Cheap! – We bought a 4.4 lb. bag of masa for under $4, which makes a ton of tortillas!
  4. Delicious! – If you’ve never been a fan of corn tortillas it’s probably because you’ve never had them fresh and hot!

It took us awhile to get them down good and we’re still learning, but we stuck with the recipe on the masa bag for the most part.

The only ingredients are:

  • 2 cups masa
  • 1 1/4 cup of water (we used more than that)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Mix the above ingredients. We just mixed with our hands and kept adding water until we could form a ball without it cracking.

Roll into individual balls and place between 2 sheets of wax paper on a tortilla press and press into tortilla rounds. NOTE: The first time we did this we didn’t use a press and tried doing it with our hands and between plates, but we saw that it would be way easier with a press, so the next day Cameron made one for me! Maybe I can get him to do a post on making your own press. :)

This makes quite a lot of tortillas, but we’ve successfully kept the already mixed up masa in our fridge. Just mold it into a big ball and wrap in saran wrap or put in a big zip top bag and store in the fridge. When you want more fresh tortillas pull it out and make some more!


Put on an ungreased skillet (our cast iron pan works well for this) and cook on low. Cook for almost a minute, then flip to the other side for almost a minute then flip it back to the first side again and take off.  You want the tortillas to darken just a little before taking them off the griddle. To keep them warm wrap the tortillas in a towel.

You can eat your tortillas with some refried beans and cheese for a dirt cheap meal or enjoy them smeared with butter! We also like them with taco meat or chicken fajitas.

Just leave a direct link to the Kitchen Tip you blogged about and I’ll add it to the list! Thanks so much!! 

8 Responses to “Kitchen Tip Tuesday: How to Make Corn Tortillas”

  1. Oops. Here is the link for my tip.

    I’m interested in trying the tortillas…I’ve wanted to try making my own for awhile now. Thanks for hosting this week!

  2. Here is mine:


    We make our own tortillas sometimes. I actually bought an electric tortilla maker and a tortilla press off of ebay. Thanks for hosting!

  3. My tip is on Bulk Cooking spaghetti sauce:


    I love this post you wrote…I’ve tried to make corn tortillas and they were a crumbly mess. I need a press! I’ll have to try it again!


  4. I’m going to try the tortillas! I had no idea it was that simple, I always thought it was a crazy all day thing!

  5. I love this! I’ve been wanting to try it for a while but now I know how! Thanks for the advice. My post is
    “30 Simple Money Saving Tips for the Kitchen.”



  6. I have a small wooden one like the one your husband made, but I’d love a much larger version for the larger flour tortillas. I hope you post instructions!

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