Authentic Tamales Recipe

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Authentic Tamales

Jamie Ball

By
@cadesmom

I got this recipe online. It's been my go to for about 8 years.


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Serves:

16

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

3 Hr

Method:

Steam

Ingredients

1 1/4 lb
beef pot roast
1 large
onion,quartered
1 clove
garlic
4
ancho chiles, dried
2 c
water
1 1/2 tsp
salt

TAMALE DOUGH

2 c
masa harina
1 can(s)
beef broth
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
2/3 c
lard
1 pkg
dried corn husks

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place pot roast in a large pot, along with onion, garlic, and enough water to cover. Simmer until meat is cooked through.
2
Remove stems and seeds from chiles. Put chiles and 2 cups water in a saucepan and simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Transfer chile mixture to a blender and blend until smooth.Strain mixture, add 1 1/2 tsps. salt, and set aside. Shred cooked beef and add 1 cup of chile mixture.
3
Soak corn husks in warm water.
4
In large mixing bowl, beat lard and 1 tbsp broth until fluffy.
5
Combine masa harina, baking powder, and salt and stir into lard mixture, adding broth as necessary until mixture reaches the consistency of creamy peanut butter.
6
Spread dough out over husk to about 1/2 - 1 inch width and 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. Place one tablespoon of meat mixture over dough, and spread from top to bottom.
7
Fold in sides of husk towards center. Repeat steps 6 & 7 until all dough is used.
8
Place in a steamer pot and steam for 1 hour.
9
Remove from husks and drizzle remaining chile sauce over.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtag: #tamales