TJ’s HABANERO LIME FLOUR TORTILLAS


Trader Joe’s HABANERO LIME FLOUR TORTILLAS ($2.69, 17 oz package of 10)

There are some traditional regional food divides in some countries. Traditionally in Mexico in the North they lean towards using flour tortillas (Tortillas de Harina) while Southern Mexico traditionally prefers tortillas made from corn (Tortillas de maiz). I generally prefer corn tortillas as they’re more flavorful and have a chewier texture when cooked. However sometimes I do buy flour tortillas as they have certain qualities that make them useful for some things. For one thing, flour tortillas are softer and more pliable so easier to fold. They are usually bigger too so can hold more ingredients inside. They can be used for Quesadillas and Burritos. They can also be used for “wrap type” sandwiches, etc. If you want flour tortillas, I think the Trader Joe’s HABANERO LIME FLOUR TORTILLAS are an interesting choice as they bring a bit of flavor to the party. These tortillas have a little bit of heat in them from habanero chiles, plus a bit of lime flavor. They have a lovely color, tinted reddish orange from anatto seed (a natural food coloring). Package says “MEDIUM HOT” but remember when you add fillings that moderates the spicy level.

Last night, I made Quesadillas (vegetarian actually) for dinner with these Habanero/Lime tortillas. Filling was: Pepper Jack Cheese, Soy Chorizo and TJ’s Refried Salsa Pinto Beans (which I gussied up*). Topping of avocado, tomato, more cheese and Green Dragon SauceMore Refritos on the side…. They were really tasty!

Need a recipe for Quesadillas? Here’s one…

  • TIP – Out of the can, TJ’s Salsa Pinto Refried Beans are really boring. They need a little work if you want them to have some taste. I add olive oil, oregano, cumin, chile powder and a little Green Dragon or Zhoug. Cuban Style Spice Blend works great with these or any beans. Warm frijole refritos over low heat, stirring often so the bottom doesnt burn. Some cheese on top is nice!

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  2. Ann McNally
    Nov 11, 2021 @ 12:28:56

    I am really upset that this item is no longer available at my Trader Joes in Louisville, KY. I was told that it has been discontinued by the store and will not be brought back. Please reconsider this decision! I drive 40 minutes to that store and there are two things I buy every time…these and my dried chili mango slices.

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    • promacnyc
      Nov 11, 2021 @ 13:16:55

      I wonder if they decide this locally? Here in NYC, I just bought the tortillas. Will post if any changes. Yes, the mango with chili is so yummy!

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  3. Sally
    Mar 05, 2022 @ 22:04:48

    I’m so disappointed since my Trader’s Joe’s in St. Louis, MO also discontinued these delicious tortillas! Is this a local decision? Please tell me it’s just a temporary supply glitch…

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    • promacnyc
      Mar 08, 2022 @ 14:10:37

      Well maybe a glitch, I saw them here (NYC) the other day. I don’t know if different stores stock differently around US, depending on sales/tastes

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