Home Made Mexican Tortillas

This has been one of my favourite recipes ever! Its from our American friend who stayed in South Africa for a while and she shared this recipe with me. I am forever grateful! It’s perfect for feeding a crowd or just as a chilled weekend meal. All the elements work so well together and you will find yourself CRAVING it again and again! And once you have tasted the fresh home made tortillas, you will really struggle to eat ready made ones again! Thanks again for this recipe Elise!


For the Flour Tortillas

6 Cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil

Combine ingredients together until small crumbs form. Gradually add 2 cups water. Knead until well blended. Divide dough into 5cm  (7cm for larger tortillas) balls. Roll out into thin circles. Heat until golden in a hot dry skillet. Flip and heat other side. Repeat with remaining dough balls. Makes two dozen.

You can make just a few. And refrigerate remaining dough and use as needed.

Or half the recipe for one dozen.



Mix together:

1/2 a finely chopped red onion

3 medium tomatoes – Finely chopped tomato (seeds out)

A bunch of finely chopped coriander

a squeeze of lemon juice

1/2 – 1 red or green chilli according to your taste



450 g skinless chicken breast fillets (Finely sliced)

1 onion – finely sliced

1 packet fajita seasoning

Vegetable oil for frying

– Heat the oil up in a pan and add the onions and saute for about 3 minutes. Add the chicken and the spice  and fry until almost done. Add about 50mls water and cook until the chicken is done.  Set aside.



Mash avo with a little lemon juice and salt and pepper


Crème Fraiche

You can buy this at Woolies – or use any sour cream if you cant find crème fraiche

Serve all the elements in separate bowls with the fresh tortillas. You can add cheese if you like, but they really don’t need anything else!


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