EASY Mix-N-Pour Tortilla Recipe: No Kneading, No Rolling!

by Tammy Taylor~

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RancherMan & I eat tortillas. A LOT. But I’ve never been able to make them homemade to my satisfaction.  We prefer flour tortillas but no matter whose ‘Oh So Easy’ recipe I tried, they took lots of time, made a huge mess & turned out substandard. So when we ran out & needed to make a trek to the store to buy more I decided to give the no-roll tortillas a try. I’m reading that you just mix it up and pour it similar to pancake batter, smoothing them into a thin tortilla with the back of a spoon as they cook.

Why not give ‘er a try?  if this works we may be able to kiss store-bought tortillas goodbye forever! Stand by, Houston….

Finally I can whip up a batch of tortillas start to finish in about 15 minutes! And there are many flavoring options & uses too for this Mix-N-Pour Tortilla Recipe! #TaylorMadeHomestead

Buying Tortillas Brings Plastic Trash Home

There are a couple of things I don’t like about our commercially-purchased tortillas.  First it’s the constant addition of plastic brought into the house.  Now I’m careful to make sure I reuse those bags before trashing them, but I’m not able to recycle them so eventually into the trash they have to go.  I’ve been on a battle to reduce the amount of plastic (or any kind of trash really) that comes into/leaves this house and our frequent tortilla purchases have brought in these little plastic bags time & time again.

PLUS, once I looked at the ingredients on the tortillas we’re buying…  Yowza!  I’m not even sure what all of these words even mean!  I’d much rather have ingredients I know & recognize instead, how ’bout you??

Finally I can whip up a batch of tortillas start to finish in about 15 minutes! And there are many flavoring options & uses too for this Mix-N-Pour Tortilla Recipe! #TaylorMadeHomestead tortilla ingredients

So I decided to try once again to learn to make our tortillas.  I’ve seen no-roll tortillas before but I used Home Joys recipe as a base recipe because they looked super quick & easy.  But although I loved the texture of the finished tortillas and RancherMan enjoyed the taste, to me they weren’t quite flavorful enough to fit the bill.  But I’ll not be deterred, making tortillas has been something I’ve tried and tried again with determination but  have failed each & every time.

Successful Tortilla Recipe!

So I tweaked the recipe to fit our tastes and now we love the result.  Since they’re  a mixture of flour & cornmeal they’re reminiscent of a street taco tortilla – I like it. Almost like a very thin tortilla-flavored pancake.  And unlike the flour tortillas of my past these homemade tortillas turned out soft & easy to bend and roll without cracking & tearing.  It’s a very important quality since RancherMan likes to roll them up & eat them hot off the griddle.  I also like to mash some of our (Taylor-Made) Ranch-Style Beans and slather them on these tortillas, sprinkling with a little cheese & rolling the tortilla to make a bean & cheese burrito for a fast lunch.  These tortillas fit the bill quite nicely for both uses and it seems they’re are also much more filling than the commercial counterparts.

Finally I can whip up a batch of tortillas start to finish in about 15 minutes! And there are many flavoring options & uses too for this Mix-N-Pour Tortilla Recipe! #TaylorMadeHomestead

Different Sizes of Tortillas

I made the first batch of tortillas street-taco sized and spread them very thinly to about 4″ across to make a smaller & thinner tortilla.  My recipe made about 22 thin street-taco sized tortillas.

The second batch I made larger and somewhat thicker  5-6″ tortillas to use for homemade enchiladas, fajitas and such and the recipe made 9 or 10 tortillas of that size.  They also were very easy to roll without cracking or breaking.  I love these!  No longer do I mix up a batch of tortillas and knead, let rest attempt (and FAIL) to roll the dough thin enough and then having them power-shrink the minute they hit the *comal until they’re a thick, dry, bland, sorry excuse for a tortilla.  Using this recipe I simply mix the batter, pour them onto a hot comal or griddle, flip to cook the other side and BOOM!  Homemade tortillas.

Finally I can whip up a batch of tortillas start to finish in about 15 minutes! And there are many flavoring options & uses too for this Mix-N-Pour Tortilla Recipe! #TaylorMadeHomestead

Finally I can whip up a batch of tortillas start to finish in about 15 minutes!  And I’m also thinking I can season them specially for a dish I’m making – maybe by adding some paprika, or perhaps some ground dried jalapeno to spice things up a bit.  There are so many options when you’re making it yourself!

But they’re so delicious that RancherMan is tearing through them (and raving about them) so quickly that I hope I can keep up with his now-ravenous tortilla appetite!  LOL  Next time I may consider a double batch….  Give it a try, y’all!

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Taylor-Made Mix-n-Pour Tortilla Recipe

Traditional tortillas just never came out right for me.  After all that time spent trying & trying, I almost gave up.  But with these Mix-N-Pour Tortillas I can have them made in 15 minutes or so!  They are almost like a super thin tortilla-flavored pancake.  Easy to roll without breaking too, RancherMan loves them! ~TMH~

Author Taylor-Made Homestead

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Corn Meal
  • 1 1/2 Cup Broth
  • 1 Small/Medium Egg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

Instructions

  1. Directions

    Combine all ingredients & whisk together until batter is smooth. Lightly oil cast-iron pan or griddle (I used bacon grease on a griddle) & heat on medium-high heat for a minute or so to get it hot. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto hot surface. Use the back of measuring cup to spread and thin the batter.

    After about 2 minutes cooking on the first side, flip and cook the remaining side. When tortilla is fully cooked remove from pan and stack on plate until all tortillas are cooked.

    Enjoy tortillas hot or allow to cool & place in airtight bag and store in the refrigerator. Consume within about a week or so.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Can use water in place of broth

 

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46 thoughts on “EASY Mix-N-Pour Tortilla Recipe: No Kneading, No Rolling!

    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I’m so glad you love them as much as we do Tara. And heck, you don’t get any easier than mix-n-pour #amiright??!! ~TMH~

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      Hummm… Well RancherMan goes through them pretty fast, ours are usually gone in a couple of days. But they have no preservatives so I’d assume 4-5 days or so?? I don’t see why they can’t be frozen.

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  1. Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

    Tortillas aren’t as hard to make as people think – this is a great, easy tutorial! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up!

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  2. Alicia Owen

    Wow! This seems way too easy. Why have I not tried this?! Definitely will now. 🙂 Stopping by from the Clever Chicks hop.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I’m so glad you’re stopped by Alicia. We really do love these tortillas and I make sure that RancherMan always has them for snacking. Thankfully they’re so easy to make that’s not a feat at all! ~TMH~

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  3. Lisa/Syncopated Mama

    I have a homemade tortilla recipe that I love, but last weekend I needed to bring an appetizer to a party and needed my tortillas to be easier to roll. I tried these out and they were fantastic, so we’ll now be adding these into our rotation!

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      That’s so awesome Lisa, thanks for sharing! We love these too, and they roll beautifully. ~TMH~

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  4. Amy

    I have never made tortillas before, but can’t wait to try these. Thank you for sharing on Idea Box Link Party. Have a Happy New Year and I will be thinking about you when I’m eating these tortillas!

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  5. Dawn Rae

    Thank you THANK YOU thank you for this! I tried it today. Sort of. I didn’t get the corn meal. I substituted for Jiffy cornbread mix that I knew I had at home (not the best substitute probably… but I couldn’t stand the after holidays madness at the stores any longer). I LOVE this idea and despite being out of corn meal … they are tasty. Can’t wait to try them with the corn meal.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      We really love ’em Dawn, especially when I can spread them very thin. So glad you love them too. RancherMan eats ’em up! ~TMH~

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  6. JES

    Highly interested in this! Though I love our handmade tortilla recipe, it takes my daughter and I 45 minutes to make 2 dozen… I am highly interested in something for a quicker meal! I am just hoping it will take the GF flour blend she needs to use… Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! 🙂

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I’ll be making a double batch of them today JES – one regular flavored and one tomato/basil flavored to make good use out of deliciousness from the garden. RancherMan eats ’em up! ~TMH~

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  7. Margy

    I’m going to have to give this a try. A friend gave me a cast iron griddle pan that is the perfect size for tortillas. The ones I’ve made are the mix and roll style. I like corn ones and have used the masa flour instead of cornmeal.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I think there are options with the flours with this recipe Margy. I’ve increased/decreased the cornmeal to give a more corn or more flour taste. I’m trying a tomato/basil flavor this week too thanks to a suggestion from a reader. ~TMH~

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  9. Karen

    I like putting pureed tomato and basil in my tortillas. Pairs well with a turkey wrap! Of course, those are flour tortillas and not made with corn. I will have to give these a try! Thanks!

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      OOH, what a great idea Karen. I’m *SO* gonna experiment with that! Thanks for the tip. ~TMH~

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  10. Shelley

    Thank you for this recipe! I haven’t been buying tortillas from the store because of those nasty ingredients. I have got to try this soon.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      RancherMan’s eating them so fast I’m having a hard time keeping up with him, Shelley. LOL. He likes to roll them and eat them as a snack so they’re flying out of the fridge at an alarming rate. 🙂 ~TMH~

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I’ll be making another double batch for RancherMan today, Michelle. He sure loves them! ~TMH~

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  11. Cheryl

    There is hope since you make it sound so simple! I typically shy away from complicated recipes that take so much time and make a huge mess. Going to have to try this!! Thank you!

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  12. Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

    tortilla pancake! Looks good! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

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  13. Bobbie

    Tammy………… Were your ears tickling yesterday? We were in the middle of making your bread when hubby asked, “When is she going to come up with a good tortilla recipe?” Now lookie-here……… just exactly what he was looking for. We will definitely give these a try (and definitely using the bacon grease – yum). Thanks to you, we no longer have to go to the grocery store when we run out of bread…… pull out the mixer and get busy. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your bread recipe and it’s EASY-PEASY. Thanks for the great tortillas recipe and for sharing it with us. Oh and especially, THANK YOU, for working so hard tweaking it until you got it just right. Bobbie

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      LOL Bobbie – must be fate! Truly I’m having a hard time making them fast enough for him. Yesterday I made a double batch and tweaked the recipe on batch two asking him to gauge the difference (as I’ve done a couple of times already) and his response was: “I don’t know why you keep tweaking the recipe, it’s PERFECT the way it is!” Now that’s an endorsement! HA! And thank you for your kind words about the bread too. I’m so excited that after years of trying I finally got it right. RancherMan loves that bread too and hates to buy the commercial stuff. But here in NE Texas it’s hot & humid and BUSY during the summer months so I take the hottest weeks off from making bread. He’s anxious tapping his toes for cooler weather to come so I can resume. 😉 ~TMH~

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  14. Tana Mason

    Good recipe and thanks for sharing! Please come on over https://www.floydfamilyhomestead.com/ to our blog hop and share this!!

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  15. Sondra Langle

    I’ve been looking for a recipe for tortillas. Going to try this one for sure. Love to read about your adventures on your Texas ranch.

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  16. LeAnn

    Thanks for sharing your recipe! I have soy and nut allergies and it’s hard to find tortillas w/out soybean oil in them. So far, I have only tried a couple of tortilla recipes, but I haven’t been happy with the results. I am excited to give this recipe a try! One good thing about my allergy is that it has forced me to try making more meals from scratch!

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      Now if that isn’t looking at that glass as half-full LeAnn I don’t know what is. Good for you! Thankfully it only takes a few ingredients & a few minutes to make these tortillas (unlike the labor-intensive tortillas of my past) so you really have nothing to lose. We love ’em, I’m sure you will too. ~TMH~

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  17. Miss B

    I already have a great tortilla recipe, but it does require a little messiness in the kitchen. I’m definitely going to give these a shot. They sound like a great choice for enchiladas or breakfast burritos. We are spoiled for homemade tortillas, and I can’t bring myself to buy the ones from the store any longer. They just don’t taste good to us now. It seems like a crime to grill up delicious fajitas and then put them on subpar tortillas, don’t ya think? It’s funny that you mentioned your ranch bean recipe. I am cooking up a huge batch today! I find that I don’t have to increase the liquid part very much at all in order to really stretch the amount of beans I cook. Plus, none of that good sauciness goes to waste that way since I like the higher bean to sauce ratio. I freeze them in 16 oz freezer jars, but they are always gone in no time. Those are the absolute best ranch beans I’ve ever had. Store-bought can’t even compare. Plus, I get to smell them cooking all morning! Yum! Thanks again for sharing that recipe.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I’m not sure any abbreviated recipe will truly ever take the place of traditional homemade tortillas, but DANG I just can’t make ’em and they take so long in the kitchen – these tortillas fit the bill quite nicely for our purposes and they’re so quick & easy to make. RancherMan raves about ’em so they’re a winner at the Taylor Household! I’m glad you love the (Taylor-Made) Ranch-Style Beans too Miss B, I’m currently making a large batch for a family gathering we have coming up. So easy & so delicious! Any leftovers will be put in the freezer to mash for these tortillas for quick-n-easy lunches for RancherMan & me. ~TMH~

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I’m making double batches these days Summer so I will have some to pop into the freezer. RancherMan’s making them disappear almost as fast as I can make ’em! ~TMH~

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  18. ColleenB.~Texas

    Oh, How Wonderful! Boy, will my daughters appreciate this. Thanks for sharing the recipe and for all the hard work into getting to this point. I bet a person could also make green tortilla’s just by adding a little green food coloring to the batter My thanks to you from them.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      Absolutely Colleen, it’s very adaptable. I’m thinking about adding a small amount of powdered veggies such as bell pepper or jalapeno to give them a little extra somethin’… ~TMH~

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