Corn Tortillas

Homemade tortillas are so simple and better than anything you can buy.   These fresh-made corn tortillas are soft, pliable, and will fold up beautifully in your favorite tacos or enchiladas. 

Prep time:  15 minutes

Cook time: 5-10 minutes

Serves: 8-10 taco shells

Kitchen Tools
  • medium bowl
  • non stick griddle
  • spatula
  • mixing spoons
  • Arepas meal starter pouch
  • 2 1/4 cups warm water 
    1. Place the warm water in a medium bowl and slowly add the Arepas meal starter pouch contents stirring continuously. Mix well and combine with hands. The dough will have the consistency of play-dough. Cover and allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes.
    2. Portion into 8-10 pieces. Form into balls.  
    3. Place the dough balls between 2 pieces of parchment paper and press with a plate, cutting board, or a tortilla press.
    4. Cook on a non-stick griddle until both sides are bubbly and golden brown. Serve with your favorite taco fillings.  
    5. Optional: For hard taco shells, place the cooked tacos in a 375°F oven using a muffin pan. Turn the muffin tin upside down and place the shells so they are resting between each cup. Bake for 5 minutes or until crispy.