List of tortilla-based dishes

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A chimichanga with rice

This is a list of tortilla-based dishes and foods that use the tortilla as a primary ingredient. A tortilla is a type of soft, thin flatbread made from finely ground corn or wheat flour. Originally derived from the corn tortilla (tortilla in Spanish means "small torta", or "small cake"), a bread of maize which predates the arrival of Europeans to the Americas, the wheat flour tortilla was an innovation after wheat was brought to the New World from Spain while this region was the colony of New Spain. It is made with an unleavened, water-based dough, pressed and cooked like corn tortillas.

Tortilla-based dishes[edit]

A burrito prepared with a flour tortilla
Tacos prepared with corn tortillas and a carnitas filling
Taquitos topped with guacamole

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Spin the Globe: The Incredible Adventures of Frederick von Wigglebottom". p. 26. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Women Redefining the Experience of Food Insecurity". p. 57. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia [4 volumes]". Retrieved 19 January 2015.