Gorditas (Flatbread Tacos)



  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups masa harina*
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons lard or Crisco
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups hot water

You can also make these with 3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour if you do not care to use masa harina. It's a personal choice.


  1. Mix together the flour, masa harina, salt and baking powder. Add lard or Criso and butter; mix well until crumbly.
  2. Add water until a good texture is formed...not too sticky. If it's too sticky, add more flour, a little at a time. Cover and set aside for about 30 minutes.
  3. Set comal over medium-high heat.
  4. Flour the working surface. Roll a ball of flour mixture to about 1/8-inch thickness.
  5. Cook on comal for about 1 minutes; turn and cook the other side.
  6. As soon as you remove the gordita from the comal, make a slit in the middle and set aside until you have them all made.
  7. Fill with your favorite meats or refried beans.

Prep: 10 min | Cook: 2 min