Sonoran Tortillas Recipe

Looking for an easy Sonoran Tortillas recipe? Learn how to make Sonoran Tortillas using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by wizwheat

Makes 10 servings



In parts of rural northern Mexico and the Southwest, tortilla-making borders on an art form. Try your luck with the following recipe, which we learned from an old Mexican woman in a shack on the outskirts of a small Sonoran village.

Recipe Ingredients for Sonoran Tortillas

4 cups unbleached flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 3/4 cups water (warm not hot)

Recipe Directions for Sonoran Tortillas

  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the vegetable shortening and warm water and continue mixing. Once the dough shows some cohesiveness, knead it on a floured surface for a few minutes until it becomes uniform. If the dough is still sticking to your hands, add a bit more flour. Conversely, if it is too stiff and unmanageable, add a bit more water. The larger your intended tortillas, the more water you should use.

  2. Now separate the dough into bolitos. Pull off enough dough to form a two inch diameter ball and roll it between your palms until it is round. Put the finished bolitos on a tray, cover, and let them rest for 20-25 minutes.

  3. Place a bolito on a floured surface, and roll it into the thinnest possible circle with a rolling pin. After several passes the dough will begin to hold its shape. Be patient. It is very difficult to create a round tortilla, so we recommend taking the easy way out -- use a knife and simply cut a circle out of your amoeba-like flattened dough.

  4. Using a wooden spatula for assistance, carefully place the uncooked tortilla onto a hot griddle or large frying pan on high heat for about thirty seconds on each side, or until light brown spots appear. This recipe yields about 10 twelve inch tortillas.

Categories

Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 97.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
227
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
351mg
15%
Potassium
53mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
38.1g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
5.1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in selenium
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