Saturday, May 16, 2009

Tortilla Chips

Someone should start a blog: 365 Tasty Things to do with Ground Beef. I would be a huge fan.

Because ground beef is cheap, and tacos get boring every single week (I should know, I made them every week for months.)

Variety is good.

So are these homemade tortilla chips. They're are a great alternative to taco shells and complement salsa, too.
Homemade Tortilla Chips (Varies, 15 min)

Flour tortillas
Oil cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 400. Lay out tortillas on cutting board. Spray each one with cooking spray. Sprinkle tortillas very lightly with salt.
2. Turn tortillas over. Spray again with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.
3. Place tortillas in a stack. With a pizza cutter, cut stack into four wedges or quarters.
4. Lay quarters on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 6-8 min or until crisp.

*Easy on the salt! You can also use seasoned saltor Mexican seasoning.
*Tortillas can also be cut in eights for smaller chips.
*Chips can be cooled and stored in airtight container or plastic bag.
*Use as many tortillas as necessary. I generally use 2 tortillas for each person.

Homemade wins. They are much healthier since they are baked instead of fried and have less salt and oil. That does make them less addictive, though.
Homemade tortilla chips are cheaper than a bag of chips or storemade taco bowls. They work great for taco salad or tacos, although they are a bit messy. They are simple to make. My 2 year old loves helping!


  1. I just made tortilla shells but never thought of sraying them with cooking spray and putting salt on them!!! Great idea!!!

  2. Oh my goodness! Your chips look beautiful! I;m eager to try this recipe.

  3. How do you think they would taste with sugar and cinnamin on them? I had tortillas with sugar and cinnamon at an open house and have not been able to find them at a store. They were served with a sweet dipping sauce.

  4. I'll have to try it next time! It sounds like it would be good.
    I'll have to look up the dipping sauce. When I try it, I'll let you know!

  5. I think these are much better than store bought. It is a good way to make use of older tortillas.