In mixing bowl, combine Masa and salt. Add hot water. Stir until combined well. Form mixture into a large ball, not too sticky and not too dry. Use more water or Masa as needed. Cover bowl with a cloth and let sit at room temperature for an hour or so. Preheat cast iron skillet over medium heat. Form dough into golfball size pieces. Use tortilla press if possible or a rolling pin. Line each side of tortilla press with waxed paper. Place ball in center of press, and press down cover. Peel tortilla off of waxed paper and place on cast iron skillet. Cook on each side until lightly browned. Place cooked tortillas in covered bowl to keep them soft. Serve with beans, prepared as desired, tomato salsa, and grated cheese.
makes 10 to 11 small tortillas.