June 16, 2015

Vegetarian Tostadas with Homemade Tortillas

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

Vegetarian Tostadas with Homemade Tortillas
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.
Homemade Tortillas
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.

Vegetarian Tostadas with Homemade Tortillas
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

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

Vegetarian Tostadas
1/3 cup black bean hummus
1/2 cup vegetarian ground meat
Shredded cheddar cheese
Pickled jalepenos
Grilled green and red bell peppers and onions
(dice and put into an aluminum foil packet and grill)
Hot sauce
Diced tomatoes
Shredded lettuce or spinach

For tortillas
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. 
Serve immediately!

For tostadas
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.

Vegetarian Tostadas with Homemade Tortillas
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. 

Vegetarian Tostadas with Homemade Tortillas

Have you ever made homemade tortillas? What did you think of them?

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