How to Make Homemade Tortillas and Tacos

How to Make Homemade Tortillas and Tacos

 Check out some of the most useful tips on making homemade tortillas and tacos!

 Tortillas and tacos are some of the most famous Spanish recipes and we are going to teach you how to easily make them in your home.

When talking about Spanish recipes our minds will most likely jump straight to tacos as they have become an iconic food dish that represents the Spanish kitchen and they can be so delicious that you have to learn how to make them inside your home kitchen. Let’s go through some useful pieces of advice that we have for your Spanish recipes nights with friends.

How to Make the Perfect Tortilla for Spanish Recipes

How to Make Homemade Tortillas and Tacos

If you didn’t already know this we have to tell you that the best tortillas Spanish recipes require the freshest, being the most important ingredient and the first step into cooking the most delightful taco.
First of all, they have to have a perfect size and make sure that you always get fresh ones if you are buying them from your local store.

Spanish rice recipes that involve corn tortillas need to be made on the same day you serve them and flour tortillas can be made one day in advance.

The Tortilla Press 

If you decide to make your own tortillas in your home you must know that it will be a process and it will require some practice beforehand. Even the easy Spanish food recipes will most likely require some quality tortillas. The recommended size is 15 cm in diameter, according to the consensus around.

Know When and What

When cooking traditional Spanish recipes like tacos it is absolutely necessary that you make your research beforehand and find out exactly what you need to do and in what order you should do it. Otherwise, you risk jeopardizing your Spanish recipes and nobody wants that.

The tools that you use are also important and we recommend you get the best kitchen utensils on For example, if you plan to make Spanish recipes with grilled tacos then you will find out that they need to be cooked right before being served.

The Oil

Not only for Spanish recipes but as a general rule, it is recommended you use a high-quality oil that will bring out the flavors of the dish. For example, if you plan on deep-frying stuff you should use peanut oil as it has the highest smoke point. If your Spanish recipes require you to sauté your garlic and herbs then you might want to use olive oil for that.

Do Not Overstuff Your Tacos

As a general rule, Spanish taco recipes need to have balance in flavor, so if you take a regular 15 cm tortilla it will be enough to add 2 or 3 tablespoons of filling in it to achieve the right balance. Also, it will be significantly easier to eat them without spilling half of the ingredients on your plate. Spanish recipes, in general, require a balance of flavors.

Also, another downside of overfilling your taco is that it will most likely be too overwhelming for your taste buds, and you will find this information in most of the Spanish taco recipes.


One of the secrets of the flavorful Spanish recipes that we all know is pretty straight-forward, and that is the cheese. It can bring your flavor game to the next level as it will add a special layer of tasty flavor to your Spanish recipes. You don’t necessarily have to drown your Spanish recipes in cheese, as it’s mostly about what kind of cheese you choose to add.

All it takes is adding some of the best high-quality cheese that you can find at your local market that will bring some creamy and intense flavor. Safe bets for your Spanish recipes are cheddar, Monterey Jack cheese, feta, and blue cheese. 

The Garnish

The most important aspect that we want to underline here is that you need to be careful about the shelf life of the products that you buy. Fresh garnish is essential to Spanish recipes and you have to be knowledgeable about this aspect. We recommend you don’t dice, tear, or slice your garnish until you are actually cooking them, just to be sure they are as fresh as they come. Spanish tortilla recipes are especially delightful if they are fresh.

Timing is Important

Two of the most important factors in serving Spanish recipes are the timing and the presentation, as they can be critical in the overall experience. You have to make sure that every element is ready to be served at the same time (filling, tortillas, cheese, and garnishes).
A good tip here for your Spanish recipes is to prepare your salsas way ahead of time and that you shred the cheese beforehand.


Cooking Spanish recipes like tortillas and tacos in your kitchen is not so difficult as some may think, and if you follow some of the most important aspects that we underlined above, we are sure you will be able to impress your friends on your next Spanish recipes night. What other tips did you implement in your Spanish recipes? Feel free to share your culinary secrets with the rest of the enthusiasts in the comment section.


Author’s Bio:

Malcolm Cano has been writing all about Food & Kitchen related topics for 2 years. As a dad, he really appreciates making parenting easier with his tips. Also, he had a lot of home improvement ideas to share.

Malcolm specializes in plant-based diets. Besides nutrition, Malcolm is also a physical exercise enthusiast who believes that diet and exercise go hand in hand for a healthy body and mind.



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