Since (wo)man can’t live on cheese alone…

I submit for your approval.. taco night. 🙂  I found a recipe for flour tortillas online a while back, but when I actually made them, they ended up being more like a chalupa. They rise a tad bit when fried.

This was really laid back, low fuss meal. I fried up a bit of grass fed ground beef, tossed in a bit of shredded chicken breast that I cooked up a couple days ago for good measure. I seasoned, added some onions. Just top with some shredded cheddar, sour cream, cilantro, and tomatoes.


Chalupa-esque Flour Tortillas

3 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/4 cups warm water

4 tbsp shortening (or lard if you’re brave.. I’m not.)

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

Canola Oil


  1. Mix flour, baking powder and salt thoroughly.
  2. Cut shortening into mixture.
  3. Add water until dough becomes sticky
  4. Knead any air bubbles out
  5. Let dough rest covered for about 20 minutes
  6. Press out with tortilla press
  7. Fry in shallow frying pan over medium heat (you may need to add canola oil once or twice depending on what size you make these).  Should take about 1 minute on each side at most.



About The Confluent Kitchen

I am food obsessed. I love trying new recipes, putzing in the kitchen, making my own cheese and other random kitchen tom-foolery. Follow my exploits.. the good, the bad, and the burnt.
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4 Responses to Since (wo)man can’t live on cheese alone…

  1. that sounds fun! do you think it would work to bake the tortillas?

  2. I myself, try to live on cheese and wine. This is a very delicious looking alternative!

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