Mexican Tamales

A tamale is a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa or dough (starchy, and usually corn-based), which is steamed in a corn husk or banana leaf. The wrapping is discarded before eating. Tamales can be filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chilies or any preparation according to taste, and both the filling and the cooking liquid may be seasoned.

Pork Tamales

Pork Tamales

Pork Tamales Filling1/4 pounds pork loin1 large onion (halved)1 clove garlic4 dried California chile pods – Anaheim2 cups water1 1/2 teaspoons saltTamale Dough2 cups masa harina1 10.5 ounce can beef broth1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt2/3 cup lard — good ‘ol...

Mexican Pork Tamales

Mexican Pork Tamales

Mexican Pork Tamales For The masa (dough)6 Cups of Corn Masa flour (mexican is best)1 tablespoon salt1 tablespoon pepper2 tablespoons cumin2 tablespoons garlic powder1 Tablespoon Chilli Powder1 Tablespoon Paprika1 pack Lard (or one cup Corn Oil Lard is best)2...

Corn Tamales

Corn Tamales

Corn Tamales 7 cups fresh corn kernels (from 7 ears)1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature)1/2 cup granulated sugar1 egg1/2 tablespoon salt1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 cup harina de maiz (dried corn flour *)20 dried corn husks (soaked in warm...

Pulled Pork Tamales

Pulled Pork Tamales

This recipe is an excellent way to use up leftover pulled pork. While it already flavorful, it doesn't hurt to add some extra ingredients. Pulled Pork Tamales For filling4 cups/950 mL pulled pork1 medium onion (chopped)2/3 cup/160 mL stock (chicken or beef)3 cloves...

Cheese Tamales

Cheese Tamales

Tamales can be labor-intensive to prepare, but most of the work goes into the filling. These cheese tamales are made with salsa and grated cheese, so all you have to make is the corn masa or dough.  Then it's just a matter of assembling the tamales and...

Pork Tamales

Pork Tamales

Tamales are another exception to the simple is better rule as they require an immense amount of prep-work to make. While the slacker in me would love to just go out and buy them, the ones from stores and restaurants are a far cry from the airy masa-wrapped delights...

Chicken Tamales

Chicken Tamales

While tamales are one of Mexico's most famous street foods, they are also one of its most popular party foods, which is fitting since a tamal is packaged like a small gift waiting to be unwrapped. The many steps involved in tamal making have discouraged countless...

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