I absolutely love Mexican food. Homemade corn tortillas are no exception! I decided to make some corn tortillas for dinner tonight and top them with ground beef, cheese, lettuce, and salsa.
Homemade corn tortillas taste so much better than the store bought ones. The only ingredient in the Maseca Instant Corn Masa Mix that I use is "selected corn treated with lime" and the only thing you add to the mix to make the dough is salt and water. No artificial ingredients or additives.
Here is a picture of the Maseca mix that I use to make the corn tortillas with Tobias helping me mix. :)
These homemade corn tortillas are not yellow like the store bought ones. Hmmm...I wonder what makes the store bought ones yellow?
Here is an ingredient list for Old El Paso Corn Tortillas: Corn Flour (29%) , Wheat Flour, Water, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Stabiliser: Glycerol, Wheat Gluten, Salt, Dextrose, Raising Agents: 450a, E500, Emulsifiers: E471, E466 , Preservative: E202, Acidulant: Citric Acid, Flour Treatment Agent: E920.
In one word: Yuck!
What are all those 450a, E500, E471...?
In another word: Scary!
Homemade corn tortillas are really not that hard to make. The only part that may be slightly time consuming is standing by the stove with the pan to fry them. I`m going to experiment with baking them in the oven next time. They. are. so. good.
We topped the corn tortillas with ground beef, cheese, lettuce, and salsa. Yum!