Homemade Masa Harina Flour Tacos – A Crowd Pleaser

Homemade Masa Harina Flour Tacos – A Crowd Pleaser

Homemade Masa Harina Flour Tacos

Fresh tacos equals happy belly’s!

One day I decided I wanted to attempt home made tacos, like dough and all, and recruited my husband to the team! We haven’t bought store bought tacos since! Although the dough is made from very simple ingredients, making them homemade is something that needs dialling in. With a little practice and a good taco press, fresh is the best! This is a frequent request from visiting kids when we have family gatherings and we always rise to the occasion! We love creating fun and versatile toppings, including vegan, vegetarian and meat eater options for every one to choose from!

  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Refined sugar free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan/vegetarian  


  • 2 cups masa harina (corn flour for tacos, (not corn meal)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water


  • Combine masa harina and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add warm water and knead the dough in the bowl until it sticks together and a ball forms.
  • If dry flour remains, add a splash of water a little at a time until it is fully sticking together without cracking. If too wet, add a little masa harina. It shouldn’t stick to your hands at all. Find the sweet spot.
  • Cover dough ball with a clean dish towel at room temperature for 30 minutes. If short on time, skip this step and just go for it.
  • Divide the dough into balls, using about 1 1/2 tbsp dough per ball, place each ball on a plate in preparation.
  • Once all the balls are formed, press the first batch. We use 2 pans and can do 6 at a time. Place each ball onto taco press and flatten. Using parchment paper may improve the process.
  •  Heat a large skillet or omelette pan on medium low and begin cooking. Do not oil the pan. Place rounds on pan ensuring temperature is not too high. Cook about 1.5 – 2 minutes or until seeing a slight discolouration. Flip and cook another 1 – 1.5 minutes looking for taco to become puffy.
  • Let rest on serving plate, covered with a clean dish towel to keep warm and soft.
  • While cooking first batch, press your next batch.
  • Repeat until all tacos are cooked.
  • Serve with your favourite toppings and fillings! 

Here are some fun filling ideas to get started:

DYI Taco Seasoning 

Refried Pinto Beans for Burritos, Tacos or Layered Dips 

Chunky Pear and Avocado Salsa

Black Bean and Corn Salad, or Salsa 

Refrigerator Red Onion Pickles

Hot Pepper Peach Spread

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Inner Vision Health and Wellness Karyn Lawson RMT INHC