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Make The Corn Tortillas Right At Your Home – Full recipe

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Home Tortilla Recipe

If you love Mexican foods, then you must be aware of the famous version of pancake known as a tortilla. The tortilla is made with corn known as corn tortillas. If you love this food, then you can easily buy it from the market. The market offers ready made corn tortillas for the consumers. However if you want to avoid the ready made option, then you can use the recipe to make it right at your home. If you are wondering about the process of making the corn tortilla, then you will be glad to know that the method is not that hard. Here you will get the process of making the corn tortilla recipe right at your home.

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How To Make

The tortilla can be served in various forms and style like asandwich, enchiladas, tortilla turnovers and other such ways. So how can you make the corn tortilla at your home? Well for that you have to have the right ingredient first. For making home tortilla recipe, you will need:

  • Two cups of masaharina or fresh masa of one pound
  • One ½ cups of warm water

Once you gather these ingredients, then the next thing that you need to do is mix the masaharina with water. You have to knead the solution for about a minute. You can add more water if you think it is necessary. Now you have to divide the dough into twelve balls which would be about 1.5 inches in diameter. You can use the tortilla press to press each ball. Now you have to cook each tortilla on a hot griddle for thirty seconds. You must make sure to prevent condensation. You can keep the cooked tortilla in a tortilla warmer with paper towels. In a few minutes, you will have your corn tortillas  ready for serving. This is a common kind of tortilla, which most people prefer.

The Other Kind

However if you want to go for Spanish Tortilla,then you can mix the following ingredients in it.

  • Half cup of olive oil
  • Two pounds of baking potatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • Two onions
  • Six eggs
  • One roasted red pepper
  • Chopped Spanish of three ounces
  • Two tablespoons chopped parsley

Once you have gathered all the ingredients then, you have to heat the two tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Then you have to cook the onion rings until they turn golden brown. Before doing all these, you have to cook half of the potato slices and have to set it aside by sprinkling salt and pepper on it. After all these, you have to cook the egg mixture. Then finally you will have your food ready. This is a perfect Mexican food corn tortilla wrap recipe enjoy!

To buy the above mexican ingredients in the UK you can visit http://www.mexika.co.uk.

I will post some further recipe’s in the coming months so stay tuned. Please feel free to comment on my home tortilla recipe article.

Add Spice To Life

Apart from these tortillas, there are various other kinds of tortillas available in the market such as tortilla triangles, black eyes peas and tortillas and others. You can use the internet to know more about these recipes. So go ahead and explore new flavours to add spice in your life.

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Mexican Ground Beef Tacos Recipe-Step by Step

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Mexican Dishes

Many traditional Mexican dishes have made their way into kitchens worldwide and gained acceptance, along with Mexican street food such as tacos. These wheat or corn tortilla parcels are filled with a variety of fillings such as vegetables, seafood, and succulent meats most commonly lamb chicken and carne asada .Over the years this traditional dish has been manipulated into many recipes, with some being simple and others a little more complex. Today we bring you’re an easy to follow beef taco recipe.

Beef Tacos

 

First you would need to decide what type of tortilla you would want for your taco. You have the option of having corn, flour tortilla, and having soft or crunchy tacos. Let’s focus on corn tortilla for now.  If you don’t have tortillas in your local shop, you can purchase instant corn flour-mix to make your own tortillas.  It is quite simple just follow the instructions on the packet.  Basically all instant tortilla corn flour requires you to add water to the corn flour. Then, mix the dough with your hands for about fifteen minutes. Once it is ready, you can take the dough and make balls about the size of a golf ball. You would then get your tortilla press ready to place the ball of dough into the tortilla press, press down gently to form a flat disk.. You would then need to place this flattened bread onto a hot skillet. Wait 30-40 seconds before you flip it over. Then you wait another 30-40 seconds then take it out of the skillet, and your corn tortilla is ready to be filled.
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The steps are almost the same for flour tortilla. You would purchase ready-mix flour, requiring you to add only water. You blend the dough the same way you blend the corn tortilla. To make flour tortilla, you will not need the tortilla press, but a roller pin to flatten out the tortilla into a 7-8 inch circle. After you have made your flour into a flattened circle, you would repeat the same steps as the corn tortilla on the skillet.

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When making wheat flour tortillas, some people enjoy spreading margarine on their hot tortilla. The margarine melts quickly and creates a delicious snack, by itself. Although this is not known as a taco, another popular choice is melted cheese onto the corn or flour tortilla. Many people know this as a quesadilla.

To make a crunchy or hard shell taco, you would need a ready tortilla and some cooking oil. You get the corn tortilla and place it into a U-shape before placing it on the hot cooking oil. You let it fry until the tortilla becomes a hard shell, thus the name hard-shelled taco. The U-shape creates the space needed to add your fillings.

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These steps might seem a little complicated, or you might not have the required ingredients. If so, you can always purchase a pack of tortilla already made from your supermarket. The only steps you would need is to heat them up either on your microwave or skillet.

 

Making the taco fillings is the other part of making tortillas. Ground beef is chosen because its more readily available than say, seafood, or ground chicken. First acquire all the ingredients you will need- ground beef, onions, pepper and seasoning ingredients- oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, chili and garlic powders.

 

  • 1 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon mild smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon hot smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 garlic’s minced
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup of water
  • 2 Table spoons of cooking oil
  1. On a hot skillet and oil, minced garlic and onion and cook until onion is soft and translucent.

 

  1. Add the beef and cook until brown. Once browned and all the spices, salt and water then simmer until fully cooked and you are ready to serve. This is by far the easiest and fastest way to make tacos when you have the least amount of time.

 

  1. When the meat is ready you can then use it to fill soft corn tortillas or crispy taco shells, and top with your favourite taco garnishes.

 

You can put just about any filling you can think of onto the tortilla. Some ideas are: Skirt steak, carnitas (pulled pork) chicken, fish, lamb, grilled veggies and refried beans. You can top with endless garnishes such as lettuce, cheese, onions, tomatoes avocado, and salsa, to make your tacos delicious. For breakfast tacos, you can put egg, bacon, sausage, or anything you can think of onto you taco.
Tacos have high calories, so if you always watch what you eat, make sure you don’t exceed the number of calories you are used to taking. But even when you are watching your weight, you can attest to the rich, unforgettable taste that tacos give.
Mexican street food tacos can be filled with just about any filling you like so get creative because there is no wrong way to make tacos.

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2 Awesome snacks and dishes made with Tortilla Wraps

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Tortilla wraps and what to fill them with

There are very many tortilla wraps-inspired dishes/meals/snacks/foods. The most popular include (but aren’t limited to);

  1. Burritos

Burritos are tortillas which have been folded or wrapped into cylindrical shapes to enclose fillings completely. Burritos are made by folding tortillas in half, around a filling and then leaving the semi-circular perimeter open. The tortilla is lightly steamed or grilled to soften it and make it more malleable. Mexican Burritos are filled with refried beans and meat filling. In the U.S. however, Burritos can be filled with just about any desired fillings ranging from Mexican-style rice, plain rice, refried beans, salsa, and lettuce to meat, guacamole, sour cream, cheese etc.

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  1. Chalupas

In Mexican cuisine, a chalupa refers to a toasted platter. Chalupas are south-central Mexico delicacies. They are popular in states such as Oaxaca, Guerrero and Puelba. Chalupas are prepared by pressing masa dough around a small mold to create a concave container-like molding that resembles a boat which goes by the same name. The molding is then deep fried to a crisp shallow corn cup. The resulting molding is then filled with ingredients such as shredded pork, chicken, chipotle pepper, chopped onion and red or green salsa.

Traditional chalupas, which are popular in Cholula in Puebla, are small and thick boat-shaped fried masa harina topped with cheese, salsa, and shredded lettuce. There are however many other chalupas variations. Other regions include pork, chorizo, bean paste or shredded chicken in addition to the classic salsa, cheese, and lettuce toppings. The popularity of chalupas all over Mexico has influenced many. To try original Mexican dishes in London I would recommend mezcal cantina in dalston London.

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