I don’t do many posts about food. We don’t cook elaborate meals. Living here in Florida we grill most of our meat and then do simple veggies for our sides. Often we even grill our veggies.
But I get so hungry for Mexican food…Tex Mex!
So last week when I made Tex Mex, I remembered to take a photo of the homemade flour tortillas.
They are so easy with only a few ingredients.
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup warm water
Combine flour and salt, cut in shortening until crumbly. Add warm water until dough holds together. Knead for a couple of minutes. Divide into 6 equals parts and roll out into a round circle. Cook on hot ungreased griddle, 1 minute on one side, flip for 30 seconds on the other side. Stack in a cake pan, cover in foil and keep in 300 degree oven until ready to assemble.
Too bad I didn’t take a photo of the ‘full meal’! lol But when dinner’s ready around here we only think about eating not taking photos.
You can use your imagination and fill these with whatever filling you have on hand.
We grilled a flank steak. I sauteed strips of onion with red and green sweet bell peppers. Then we filled our tortillas with some of the meat and veggies, grated cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream….oh and a big spoon full of salsa. But you could use ground meat or chicken, too. (avocado or homemade guacamole is amazing, too)
We ate ours with rice and corn on the cob. Use your imagination!
And these tortillas don’t have preservatives, artificial colors and unnecessary ingredients. Just plain and simple….and home made good!
I was looking for a good photo that I had taken of Mexican food and found this one of ME taken 5 years ago at Papa’s & Beer on my birthday! How embarrassing! hahahaha!!!
I’m joining Penny at Comforts of Home for Tasty Tuesday HERE! Come over to get some great recipes!
What’s for dinner at your house?