I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.#PANFan
As you may remember, my husband's family is Mexican. They make a lot of traditional Mexican cuisine at get togethers. We recently had homemade flautas, chicken with mole, Spanish rice, homemade salsa (always!), chicken enchiladas, tamales and more. Troy talks about how he made homemade tortillas with his Abuelita (grandma in Spanish) before and how they were delicious but a lot of work.
I have been wanting to make my own homemade tortillas for awhile now and finally got up motivation to do so. These tortillas are made with a combination of whole wheat flour and cornmeal. They were hard for us to get into a circular shape but turned out great and for a special event, we would make them again.
I was happy because Troy helped me make these and it was fun to get in the kitchen and cook together. These were originally supposed to be tacos but the tortillas were not able to bend which was okay because they were awesome as tostadas.
Vegetarian Tostadas with Homemade Tortillas
Homemade Corn and Whole Wheat Tortillas'
1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
2/3 cup P.A.N. cornmeal
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon water
1/3 cup black bean hummus
1/2 cup vegetarian ground meat
Shredded cheddar cheese
Grilled green and red bell peppers and onions
(dice and put into an aluminum foil packet and grill)
Shredded lettuce or spinach
1. In a bowl, mix together oil, flour, cornmeal and water and mix well.
2. Divide the dough into 7 pieces, round them into balls and flatten slightly.
3. Allow to rest for 30 minutes.
4. With a rolling pin, roll out each tortilla.
5. Cook each tortilla one at a time in a cast iron pan for about 1 minute on each side.
Top homemade tortilla with hummus, vegetarian meat, cheese, jalapenos, grilled peppers/onions, tomatoes, shredded lettuce and your choice of condiments (salsa, sour cream/Greek yogurt, hot sauce) and eat. For best results, use a fork as these would be too heavy to pick up.
For this recipe, I used P.A.N. cornmeal. I had never cooked with cornmeal before but enjoyed trying this new-to-me ingredient. I like to explore new ingredients. I am an ambassador for P.A.N. so stay tuned for a couple more fun recipes. This ingredient is a staple in Venezuelan homes and is now being used in the US. These tortillas were actually fairly quick and easy to make.
Have you ever made homemade tortillas? What did you think of them?