Tortillas, with love!

Tortillas, Mexican dish, of course. Mexicans are in love with torillas. Like Italians are with their pizza or French are with their cheese or Romanians are with their “mici”.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Cook Time 40 min
  • Score 10/10

I believe that making tortillas at home will definitely make your husband or children or friends fall in love with your cooking immediately. Who does not like tortillas? Home – made, fresh ones?

The secret, as I experienced, is to make the tortillas your own, to put your mark. 🙂 Find out how I did.

Here are the ingredients:

  • Onions – 2 pieces
  • Carrots – 1 piece
  • Red pepper – 2 pieces
  • Pear - 1 piece (that's how I took it to another level)
  • Curry
  • Olive oil - 1 1/2 spoons
  • Balsamic vinegar - 2 spoons
  • Dijon mustard
  • aaand Pork meat

Kitchen instruments:

  • Wok
  • Bowl
  • Pan

As you will notice, I didn’t add as a different ( or first) step “making the bread” because I cheated due to the rush and hunger we all had.
However, the tortilla bread is easy to make, if you have: flour, baking powder, and salt together. All you need to do is to mix all together with a blender, a mixer or your own hands, like I use to do. 😉
Add water (a hole lass one time) while you mix all up and keep it working. Then, make a round form of the dough (like the one below) and let it rest for a while.
Once the dought rested for 10 minutes, take the “dought ball”, put some flour on the table and start rolling it like the pizza dought. Once it has a round form and the dimension you want for the tortillas, it’s all good.

dough 2
Tip: make sure the size of it allows you to fill it and roll it like the Tortillas we all know.

How I did it:

Step 1

Prep the vegetables: I took the onions, the red pepper and the carrots. Start washing them. First thing I did: I started peeling the carrots with the peeling knife and then put them into the robot so that they are nicely, thin and evenly cut. The onions and the red pepper slice both julienne. Once the vegetables are chopped, I added them into the wok. Before, I put some olive oil inside the wok.

Step 2

Add the vegetables one at a time: Because I wanted crunchiness into the tortillas, I added the vegetables one at a time: starting with the onions, then adding the carrots and then the red pepper. Once the onion gets that golden color and the specific smell, add the rest of the veggies, also one at a time. IMG_6974

Step 3

The pear: Why the pear? Because the pear gives that crunchiness and a sweet flavor. So I had both sweet and salty, but in a balanced way. That makes tortillas more interesting and intriguing. So, you want more in order to taste it again and to discover where the taste comes from. So, last, but not least, I added the pear into the wok, along with the rest of the veggies. IMG_6974

Step 4

Prep the meat: I had a beautiful pork loin, big enough to make the filling for 6 beautiful tortillas. I sliced it in small pieces so that the filling could be well – balanced. Once I seasoned the meat with salt and pepper I dropped them into the pan. IMG_6972

Step 5

Prep the sauce Prep the sauce into a different bowl. How I did it? I added salt, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and curry powder. I mixed them all up.

Step 6

Get it all together, the same flavor I added the meat into the wok, where the vegetables were and mixed them all Up.  3 minutes after I let the ingredients come to the same flavor, I added the sauce. And kept mixing. IMG_6989

Step 7

The plating As simple as possible. I took a pan and put the first 4 tortillas. But let some sauce drop on the plate, it looked sexier. 😉 IMG_7002-2

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