Corn Tortillas

How often do you eat burritos/tortillas. Well, we eat them quite often as we find them perfect when ever we have leftovers. We have always just bought wheat tortillas from our local supermarket, but one day decided that we would try to make them ourselves.

To make original corn tortillas one need to get a flour type called masa harina (flour made from corn), which in Denmark, is easier said than done! It can only be bought in Chilihouse.dk, approximately 2 hours travel from where we live. Of cause we can buy it on their online shop, but postage costs more the the flour itself, so we decided to wait for a while. But to our luck a friend of ours visited the shop and bought a pound of flour, so that we could begin our tortilla experiment 🙂

As you can see in the recipe below, we chose to use chicken stock, but you can also just use hot water or if you want to spice it up a bit, you can use beer.

As with all other baking it takes time (approximately one hour), but we promise that it is all worth it 🙂

 

Ingredients (16 small tortillas)

2 cups masa harina (corn flour)

1 1/3 cup chicken stock, hot

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Combine flour with hot chicken stock to form a dough. Leave covered for 15 minutes. The texture should be soft clay but not sticky. Knead in more water if necessary.

Divide dough into 12 equally sized balls. Roll out dough balls between two sheets of baking paper until thin. If you would like your tortillas to be perfectly round, you can use a cake cutter (the one used here is 5.5 inches).

Heat a dry pan until hot. Place one tortilla in the pan and cook for 20-30 seconds on each side. Remove from the pan when the tortilla puffs up. Keep covered while baking the rest.

Fill with your favorite burrito stuffing and serve with a cold Mexican beer 😀

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Ingredients (16 small tortillas)

500 g masa harina (corn flour)

3.5 dl chicken stock, hot

 

 

911 Hot Sauce

Are you a fan of VERY hot hot sauce? Then try this incredibly hot chili sauce which is on the edge of being uneatable in large amounts, but still full of flavors and a great dipping sauce for chicken or as seasoning for meatballs and chili.

We made it for burritos, but have since used it for everything that needs to be spiced a little 🙂

 

Ingredients (6 cups)

5-6 large tomatoes

1 red onion, chopped roughly

1 cup chilis

4 cups water

1/8 cup steak pepper

1/8 garlic powder

1/8 cup salt

1 can chipotle in adobo sauce

2/3 cup ketchup

 

Bring together tomatoes, onion, chilies and water and bring to a boil. Let cook for about one hour with the lid on.

Take the saucepan of the heat and let rest with the lid on for 30-45 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, stir around and blend it. Blend until evenly combined.

Keep stored in an clean airtight jar.

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Ingredients (6 cups)

5-6 large tomatoes

1 red onion, chopped roughly

2.5 dl chilis (20-40 chilis depending on the size)

1 liter water

0.3 dl steak pepper

0.3 dl garlic powder

0.3 dl salt

1 can chipotle in adobo sauce

1.6 dl ketchup

 

Chinese Barbecue Pork Burrito

Chinese barbecue pork burrito is a combination of the asian and the mexican kitchen, which might sound a bit odd but it tasted delicious. Serve it as an appetizer on game sunday or make it for your work lunch – your colleagues will envy you when they smell the combination of the asian spices inside a wheat tortilla.

There are not an awful lot to say about this recipe other than: “taste it, we’ll guarantee that you’ll love it”.

 

Ingredients (4 small burritos)

4 small tortilla pancakes

3/4 pound pulled pork (other kinds of pork can be used as well)

1/2 cup chinese barbecue sauce

1 small red onion

1 avocado

3 tomatoes

1 lime

 

Preheat a pan with a bit vegetable olie and add meat. If you use pulled pork, the meat is already cooked and therefor only needs to be heated. If you chose to use raw meat it should be roasted carefully with salt and pepper. When the meat is warm/cooked add the chinese barbecue sauce and let cook for a few more minutes.

While the meat and sauce cooks, chop the tomatoes, onion and avocado and warm the tortillas in the oven (they only needs a minute or two).

Now you are ready to fill your tortillas with the most juicy and delicious chinese barbecue pork, onion, tomatoes, avocado and lemon juice.

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Ingredients (4 small burritos)

4 small tortilla pancakes

340 g pulled pork (other kinds of pork can be used as well)

1.25 dl chinese barbecue sauce

1 small red onion

1 avocado

3 tomatoes

1 lime