Homemade tortillas

Ready-made tortillas are extremely pricey. Make your own – you can even freeze them to use later. It’s much cheaper and tastier.

Preparation time : 30 min Cooking time : 30 min Servings : 14
  • 750 ml TORTILLAS
  • 10 ml white bread flour
  • 5 ml salt
  • 80 ml baking powder
  • 250 ml canola oil
  • 250 ml lukewarm water
  • 2 pork fillets MEAT
  • 5 ml salt and pepper
  • 15 ml each ground cumin, coriander and paprika
  • 15 ml brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 15 ml 2 chillies, chopped
  • olive oil juice grated zest of 1 lemon extra oil


In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking powder well. Make a hollow in the middle.

2 Pour the oil and water into the hollow  and mix until a dough forms. Put the dough on a flour-strewn surface and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Cover with clingfilm and set aside for 30 minutes.

 3 Divide the dough into 14 pieces of equal size. Roll each  piece out into a paper- thin oval on a flour- strewn surface.

 4 Grease a nonstick  pan with cooking spray and fry each tortilla until done or light-brown patches appear on the surface. Stack the tortillas and cover with foil.

5 MEAT Season the pork fillets with salt and pepper and put in a marinating dish.

6 Mix the rest of the ingredients well and rub all over the meat. Cover and marinate for at least an hour or overnight.

7 Heat the extra oil in a large pan and seal the fillets on both sides. Put the fillets on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 7-10 minutes or until they’re done to your liking. Set aside for 5 minutes then slice thinly.


Spread sour cream on each tortilla and put salad greens, avo, tomato, cabbage and fillet slices on each. Sprinkle with more spices if preferred and fold the tortillas over.