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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone knows of any "safe" gluten free corn tortillas to use for enchiladas, etc. I know that corn is supposed to be gluten free but there is the whole cross-contamination concern. Are there any certified gluten-free brands? (I've tried some of the rice tortillas and they weren't so good!)

Thanks!

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Guerrero and Enjoy Life Brown Rice don't have the CC problem.

Mission Brand there are some doubts.

I have to figure out the corn tortillas thing too because i can't roll them up for my kids lunches, corn tortillas cold break apart.

I had a quesadilla once with the enjoy life brown rice tortilla and it was delicious because they somehow

grilled it with olive oil or something. I have tried it microwaved and it was pretty chewy however.

as far as Mission I wasn't aware that there were issues. I thought it was ok, but glad you mentioned that so I can do some more research on it. stay away from the Food for Life sprouted corn ones though they have some problems that have been discussed on here in the past...

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I have yet to find a rice or corn tortilla that doesn't break. I have tried heating them up, using butter... nothing works so I gave up on the rolling.

the enjoy life tortilla I had was just folded in half but it was really tasty because it was grilled.

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I've used all kinds of corn tortillas and have never had a problem. Same with the crispy corn taco shells, crispy tostada shells, Tostidos, plain Fritos, and plain Cheetos (they are also made from corn). I've just never had a problem with any corn products that I've tried.

I make nachos almost every day. It's my gluten-free comfort food (and goes great with margaritas :D ). Also make crispy tacos, and crispy tostados often. I love tex-mex food.

Of course I always read the ingredients carefully to ensure there are no gluten ingredients. Other than that I don't worry about cross contamination. I'm not advocating anyone else not worry about CC. Just saying what my experience is.

In December I will have been gluten-free for four years. I believe I'm healthy Celiac-wise. I suspect some Celiacs are just real extra sensitive, or have multiple food intolerances that mimic glutening symptoms.

best regards, lm

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I have yet to find a rice or corn tortilla that doesn't break. I have tried heating them up, using butter... nothing works so I gave up on the rolling.

Did you heat them in the microwave between damp paper towels? I tried that with Mission corn tortillas and I managed to get them to roll up to make enchiladas without too much problem.

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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone knows of any "safe" gluten free corn tortillas to use for enchiladas, etc. I know that corn is supposed to be gluten free but there is the whole cross-contamination concern. Are there any certified gluten-free brands? (I've tried some of the rice tortillas and they weren't so good!)

Thanks!

Never had a problem with any of the brands labeled as just corn tortillas. Not flour tortillas.

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My ex used to make Honduran enchiladas with corn tortillas. But he didn't roll them. You leave the tortilla flat and fry some hamburger meat put in some sauce made with tomatoes sauce red chilies and onions then put the meat on top of the tortilla and put cabbage on top of that and some more sauce then cover it with this Mexican cheese that looks like parmesan but tastes kinda like cheddar.

It was sooo good. If I ever go back to him, it will be for the recipe of his sauce. Or so that he can make me some more enchiladas. :lol::lol:

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Is it Enjoy Life or Food for Life brand? I couldn't find the Enjoy Life Brown Rice Tortillas. Thanks!

Guerrero and Enjoy Life Brown Rice don't have the CC problem.

Mission Brand there are some doubts.

I have to figure out the corn tortillas thing too because i can't roll them up for my kids lunches, corn tortillas cold break apart.

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Hi there,

Where do you find the Enjoy Life Brown Rice Tortillas? I looked on their website and didn't see them there either. I've only seen the Food For Life brand of Brown Rice Tortillas.

Thanks! : )

I had a quesadilla once with the enjoy life brown rice tortilla and it was delicious because they somehow

grilled it with olive oil or something. I have tried it microwaved and it was pretty chewy however.

as far as Mission I wasn't aware that there were issues. I thought it was ok, but glad you mentioned that so I can do some more research on it. stay away from the Food for Life sprouted corn ones though they have some problems that have been discussed on here in the past...

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Seems there are 2 issues regarding tortillas here. Taste and safety in eating for celiacs.

Many 'corn' tortillas are cut with wheat to make it go farther. We celiacs can only eat 100% corn tortillas. They may say: Puro Maize or Maseca, as mentioned, but you have to investigate and or read the packages.

I live in Mexico and have just been diagnosed. I found all this out the hard way. Now I have committed to memory every Puro Maize tortillaria in my village. And, the best part is, they taste SO much better than the others, particularly the store bought kind.

In terms of taste, and folding etc, I'd say all those unfoldable packaged tortillas are older than dirt. For pliable, soft, delicious tortillas they must be fresh. Hot off the comal, fresh. They only last a day, normally. Maybe there is a Latino community near you where you might find a tortillaria making 100% maize tortillas.

Suerte

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Tortillas should definitely NOT be chewy. They should be nice and soft. I got some of those brown rice tortillas and was so disappointed when I tried to use one for a wrap, but found out quickly that they make wonderful pizza crusts. So that's what I buy them for, but they really aren't tortillas even though they say that on the package, as far as I'm concerned. I love corn tortillas, and fresh made are definitely the best. :)

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I live in the SE and there's a large hisipanic population here. My local Wal-Mart has a wonderful corn tortillia for $1.50 for a pack wrapped in plastic, then paper. There could be cc issues, but it is the best corn tortillia I've ever had. (And I'd been considering buying a press and making my own.)

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