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🌮 Easy Sourdough Tortillas Recipe

Learn how to make delicious sourdough tortillas with this easy recipe from Hello Sourdough. Use your sourdough starter to create these flavorful and versatile tortillas.

Easy Sourdough Tortillas

You will need:

  • sourdough starter in a cup1 cup of sourdough starter
  • all-purpose flour2.5 cups of all-purpose flour
  • lard or vegetable shortening1/2 cup of lard or vegetable shortening
  • teaspoon of salt1 teaspoon of salt
  • warm water in a cup1/2 cup of warm water


  1. First, in a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of sourdough starter with 2.5 cups of all-purpose flour and 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix these ingredients until they are well incorporated.
  2. Next, add in 1/2 cup of lard or vegetable shortening. Use your hands or a pastry cutter to mix this in until the mixture becomes crumbly. This process will help to create a flaky texture in your tortillas.
  3. Now, gradually pour in 1/2 cup of warm water while kneading the dough. Continue to knead until a smooth and elastic dough forms. This step is crucial for developing the gluten in the flour, which will give your tortillas their structure.
  4. Once your dough is smooth, cover it with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest for about an hour. This resting period allows the gluten to relax, making the dough easier to roll out.
  5. After the dough has rested, divide it into small balls. Using a rolling pin, roll each ball out into a thin circle. Try to get them as thin as possible without tearing.
  6. Finally, heat a skillet over medium heat. Cook each tortilla for about a minute on each side, or until brown spots appear. Be sure to keep an eye on them, as they can burn quickly.


The dough can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Just be sure to let it come to room temperature before rolling out the tortillas. Also, feel free to adjust the amount of lard or shortening to suit your taste.

Unleash your culinary creativity with our Easy Sourdough Tortillas recipe. This versatile staple, with its unique tang and soft texture, can elevate any meal from ordinary to extraordinary. Whether you're planning a Mexican fiesta or just want to switch up your sandwich routine, these homemade tortillas are a game-changer.

Our recipe uses simple ingredients, including your sourdough starter, which imparts a distinctive flavor that's impossible to achieve with store-bought tortillas. If you're new to sourdough, don't worry! We've got you covered with our beginner's guide to sourdough, where you can learn how to create and maintain your own starter.

These tortillas are not just easy to make, but also incredibly versatile. Use them as a base for quesadillas, or pair them with your favorite fillings for a delicious wrap. For a truly indulgent treat, why not try them with our grilled cheese sourdough recipe? The possibilities are endless!

What sets this recipe apart is the make-ahead dough. Prepare it when you have time, and it will be ready to roll out and cook whenever you need it. This convenience, combined with the unrivaled taste of homemade tortillas, makes this recipe a must-try for any sourdough enthusiast.

So, are you ready to take your culinary skills to the next level? With our easy-to-follow instructions and helpful tips, you'll be whipping up delicious sourdough tortillas in no time. Remember, the key to great tortillas is practice, so don't be discouraged if your first few attempts aren't perfect. Keep trying, and soon you'll be making tortillas like a pro!

For more sourdough inspiration, check out our collection of sourdough bread recipes. Happy baking!