Taco Tuesday with Homemade Tortillas

Happy Taco Tuesday, habibi!

If things were “normal”, I would be out and about with some friends destroying some tacos somewhere in New York. But given the Rona situation, and the fact that I forgot to buy tortillas at the store, I figured that this is the best time to make homemade tortillas!

Luckily, I have a ton of steak leftovers so naturally, I’m going to make steak tacos!

Let’s get cooking, Habibis!


  • Your choice of protein. I’m using steak.
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour.
  • 1 tsp baking powder.
  • 2.5 tbsp vegetable oil.
  • 1/2 cup of warm water.
  • pinch of salt.
  • Grape tomatoes, diced.
  • 1 lime.
  • Freshly grated parmesan


  1. In a mixing bowl, add your flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
  2. Add your oil and water, and hit the mixture in the Kitchenaid on low speed. If you don’t have a Kitchenaid, you can totally mix everything with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon first, then use your hands.
  3. Knead the dough until nice and smooth.
  4. Cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Cut the dough into small pieces and roll into balls. About the size of a golf ball. I personally prefer it if they were not even. That way you get a variety of shapes and sizes of tortillas!
  6. Dust a clean flat surface with flour, flatten each ball with the palm of your hand, then roll using a rolling pin. If you don’t have one, just use your hand until you get a nice circle.
  7. Heat a cast-iron skillet on medium heat, then gently place the tortilla in.
  8. After about 30 – 40 seconds, flip on the other side. You will start seeing beautiful bubbles rising.
  9. Once cooked, cover with a towel and cook the rest.


  1. Grab your leftover steak, chicken, whatever. Chop everything up and sear in a hot pan until nice and brown. Hit them with salt and pepper.
  2. To a warm tortilla, add some meat, some tomatoes, and squeeze some lime juice.
  3. Sprinkle some parmesan.
  4. Devour!

Obviously, use whatever ingredients you like in tacos. You could add onions, cilantro, parsley, or salsa. I like to keep mine simple.


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