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Homemade Tacos #Recipes

Tonight I made tacos from recipes at Simply Clean Cuisine. The ingredients I used were not necessarily clean, but these recipes make great homemade meals! I used Kim’s taco seasoning and flour tortilla recipes. I’m going to share the recipe here the way I made it for the tortillas. You can click on over to get her taco seasoning recipe. I didn’t change a thing on that one. I love the taste of the tacos made with the seasoning. It’s a bit spicy for the kids, though. This time I doubled the recipe so I have enough to make another batch or two of tacos. Yum!

Kim and a few of her followers were talking about what substitutions could be used instead of lard for her recipe. I decided to give coconut oil a try as a substitute. Don’t worry, there’s no coconut flavor! The taste of these tortillas is amazing! The only drawback for me was that they were not very flexible. I’m not quite sure what I could do differently since this is the first time I’ve made them. I think next time I may even mess around with substituting corn flour instead of all-purpose flour to make corn tortillas. Buddy even asked for an extra tortilla because he liked them so much. They’re very filling but not extremely high in calories. I ended up making 14 tortillas so with the ingredients I used, My Fitness Pal said that each tortilla was 146 calories each. I think I totally could have made them smaller/thinner to make them less calories.

Homemade Flour Tortillas Recipe
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • Extra flour for kneading and rolling
  • ¾ cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  1. Melt your coconut oil in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
  2. Blend the flour and the oil in a large bowl using your hands.
  3. Mix the salt and water in a separate bowl.
  4. Slowly mix salt & water mixture into flour, using your hands.
  5. Once the liquid is fully mixed into the flour, knead until smooth on a lightly floured surface.
  6. Divide dough into 12 pieces and roll into flattened balls. If you want taco sized tortillas (say 6″, you might go 18-20, for somewhat larger 15 pieces, for burrito sized, 10-12 – it depends upon the thickness and size combination you like)
  7. Heat griddle until hot. You will have to find the sweet spot somewhere in the medium-high area for cooking the tortillas.
  8. Roll out a ball of dough into as close to a circle as you can (I don't think I got one single circle! I got the closest when I pounded out the ball of dough with my hand before rolling) and place on griddle or skillet.
  9. Cook on first side until the tortilla starts to bubble, then flip.
  10. If it didn’t brown enough on the first side, you can flip it again. It should be browned in random areas, not across the whole surface.
  11. Place tortillas in a bowl or tortilla keeper wrapped in a towel. They will stay warm for a long time that way.

Keep an eye on Simply Clean Cuisine for some more awesome recipes! How do you make tacos at home? What kind of seasonings do you use? I grew up using Lawry’s Taco Seasoning packets, but I don’t think I’ll ever go back!

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a “baby “chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she’s still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She’s since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. I want to try to make these!!!!!
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  2. sound yummy & those shells look divine! come cook for me, pleaseee!
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  3. These sound sooo good right now!
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  4. Would like to try this with the coconut oil!
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