Tortillas are a staple food in the Latin American cuisine. They originated in Mexico during the times of the Aztecs and used to be made from corn flour. However over time
different kinds of recipes were added to make these small flat breads. They are are still most popular in the Mexican cuisine and are served both hot or cold. In most instances tortillas are filled with savory ingredients containing ingredients like chicken, beef or pork mince, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, onions, garlic, lettuce, cucumber and a variety of aromatic spices and sauces. Apart from maize wheat has become the second most popular grain used to prepare a Mexican tortilla. While maize flour is usually used for Enchiladas, I used wheat flour to prepare some tasty burritos. The flatbreads are the base for more than 20 different dishes in the Mexican cuisine including Tacos, Nachos, Enchiladas, Burritos, Fajitas, Pupusas, Chalupas.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: at least 4 minutes
Resting time: 0 minutes
Total time needed: 29 minutes
Grade of Difficulty: standard
This recipe was inspired by a recipe from "Rotessternchen". I amended it slightly to suit my personal taste. You can find her recipe in German language here.
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