Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Fresh Tortillas on a Skillet

I can't say I ever get super excited to make tortillas... but when I actually do it, the process is always more fun than I remember it being and ends up going more quickly than expected! Who could resist fresh, warm tortillas, anyway? Ever since I found this recipe we both have been hooked and haven't bought store-bought ones since. Plus, we've elimated the packaging that comes with it. (Zero-waste, whoo!).

At this moment I was watching my husband (isn't he handsome?) make these delicious tortillas... and then realized I should probably help as well. I sometimes get frustrated with the the oddly shaped flat breads we roll out, but in the end the warm (sometimes awkward looking) wheat tortillas really make the meal! Plus, tortilla makin' is a pretty sweet kitchen date. With one of us rolling dough and the other ready at the skillet, I'd say we're a pretty good team.

The finished meal tonight: Black bean burritos (pressure cooker black beans with garlic, cumin, ancho chili powder, and chipotle chili powder served on a warm tortilla with lettuce, cilantro, avocado, salsa, white cheddar cheese, and plain yogurt).


  1. Ooh! Tacos are on our meal plan for later this week. I may just have to try these. Thanks!

  2. Do you pressure-cook the beans, then season? Or is that one step? I wonder about slow-cooking the beans in place of pressure cooking....

  3. Steph, I just use a regular stainless steel (copper bottom) pan for them and it still works out great. (The recipe says use cast iron). Sena, I usually pressure cook the beans with garlic and a bay leaf and then season them. But I forgot to put those in ahead of time, so I just put garlic powder in instead.

  4. Made the tortillas tonight - yum! We used a cast iron pan - turned out super.

    I use our crock pot to do black beans and we love the results: 1 1/2 c dried black beans, 4 1/2 c. water, 1 tblsp. minced garlic, 1/2 onion peeled, 2 1/2 tsp. salt (I use less), 3/4 tsp. pepper, 1/2 or 1/4 chopped jalepno, sprinkle of cumin....combine and cook on low 8-10 hours. I'll start them at bed and done by morning. Yum!