Thursday, December 27, 2012

Black Bean Tortillas

Black Bean Tortillas by Custom Taste
Have left over beans? Getting tired of just eating plain old beans? Well break out your food processor, make them into a puree and make some tortillas! These tortillas use NO oil, lard, etc in making them, the oils and proteins in the beans are enough to make them into chewy, sturdy and filling tortillas. Not to mention these are a great way to get a picky eater to eat their beans as well as add another level of flavour and texture to your taco, burrito, or anything your imagination can create. 

Shopping List
  • 1 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1 TBSP Oil
  • 5 TBSP Black Bean Puree
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 3/4 TSP Salt
  • 1 TSP Baking Powder

Medium Mixing bowl
Measuring Cup, TBSP, TSP
Medium skillet
Rolling Pin
Paper towels, baking mat or plastic wrap
Black Bean Tortillas by Custom Taste
The end result is delicious, do not let the mix fool you

Time 20 minutes
Prep 7 minutes
Cooking 10 minutes
Yield 8 to 10 tortillas depending on size

Time To Get Cooking!!!
In medium bowl mix together 1/2 cup flour, water, salt and baking powder
Will form a watery paste
Add bean puree
Mix until fully incorporated
Add the rest of flour gradually until you get a sticky and elastic dough
Pinch off a ball the size of a ping pong ball or size needed
Black Bean Tortillas by Custom Taste
Shaping into a ball makes it
easier to pinch off how much you need
Make sure ball is rolled up
Press down onto plate or roll onto with rolling pin
Flatten until tortillas is slightly thicker than a sheet of paper
Conintue until all dough has been formed into tortillas
Black Bean Tortillas by Custom Taste
Nice little ball of dough
Make sure not to stack uncooked tortillas on top of each other, use the paper towel or plastic wrap to separate or lay out flat on baking mat
They will flatten each other and stick together, resulting in having to form them all over again
Heat up oil in skillet on medium high until it shimmers
Black Bean Tortillas by Custom Taste
Wrap in a clean towel in the
microwave works best we believe
Place first tortilla in the skillet and cook each side for 45 seconds
When done cooking place somewhere to keep them warm
Cook until all dough is gone or until desired amount of tortillas have been made

Eat alone or in any recipe that calls for tortillas

Storing and Reheating
The Dough: Store in a zip top bag in the freezer for at least 1 month
The Tortillas: Store in a zip top bag or airtight container in fridge for 3 weeks or in the freezer and use when needed.
Black Bean Tortillas by Custom Taste
Almost ready to flip

Nutritional Information
Calories 69
Fat 0g
Carbs 16g
Protein 3g
compared to a prepared product
Calories 100
Fat 3g
Carbs 17g
Protein 3g
Nutritional Difference
Calories -31
Fat -3g
Carbs -1g
Protein 0g

Cost Comparison
Recipe Cost: $0.51
Cost Per Serving (1 Tortilla): $0.05
compared to a prepared product
Product Cost:$1.48
Product Cost Per Serving (1 Tortilla):$0.08
Cost Difference: $0.03

-If the dough does not stiffen up or is too runny to not be afraid to add a tad big more flour when rolling them into tortillas



  1. Honestly, this is a great idea! I was going to make tortillas with black bean flour tomorrow! I am going to have to try this. We often have leftover black beans.

    I am so glad you linked up to Foodie Friends Friday and I look forward to seeing what you bring next week.

    By the way, I love the Nutritional and cost information you give! I am now following your blog and google +

  2. Wow what a great idea! They sound delicious too... beans and tortillas are my 2 favorite parts of Mexican food... combined = genius!

  3. Samantha, thank you for linking up again with Food on Friday. Cheers


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