Easy Hot Tamales

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: Alot of hungry people
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Steam


2 lb ground beef( i use ground chuck)
1/2 can(s) rotel tomatoes
4 clove garlic..minced
3/4 c water
3/4 c yellow corn meal
1 1/2 c tomato sauce
2 medium yellow onions chopped very fine
1 Tbsp salt
7 Tbsp chili powder
2 Tbsp cumin
1 tsp red pepper
1/2 can of cream style corn
3 c white corn meal
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp red pepper
1/2 c tomato sauce
3 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 can(s) rotel tomatoes
3 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp cumin
enough water to nearly cover tamales
coffee filters for wrappers

The Cook

Debbie wright Recipe
Well Seasoned
Sulphur, LA (pop. 20,410)
Member Since Sep 2010
Debbie's notes for this recipe:
I got this recipe from a co-worker and played around with it. I hate Tamales that dont have enough meat. These babies are meaty and full of flavor.Plus they are super easy!! They are the best left over and they freeze beautifully!! It sounds like alot of ingredients but its really easy.
Make it Your Way...

Personalize This


Mix all of the meat ingredients in a large mixing bowl.Set to the side.
In a shallow pan mix the cormeal mixture and get a a steam pot ready. I crumble up foil in the bottom of a large pot.
I take a large rounded tablespoon of the meat mixture and drop it in the dry cornmeal mixture. Roll lightly in mix shapping to make rolls about 3-4 inches long. Place tamale on a wrapper(coffee filter). Wrap and fold in the ends. Stack in a pot to steam.Should make 4-5 dozen.
Pour steam mixture over tamales and add enough water to almost cover tamales. Bring to boil and and reduce to medium heat and cover. Steam for approx 1 hour and 15 min. Allow the temales to cool before serving.

1-5 of 13 comments

Showing OLDEST First
(Switch to Newest First)
user Leah Stacey CookingMaven - May 31, 2011
saved! Yummo!
user Debbie wright debbie110772 - May 31, 2011
Thanx Leah..they are super good. I made them the other day and put chili and cheese on top. YUMMMM!!
user julie blaschka-frank yummyjulie - Aug 1, 2011
I hate tamales in cans and resturants too but keep trying them hoping I will find one ...if you say so I am trying yours....sounds good.....what like of chili do you use?
user Debbie wright debbie110772 - Aug 1, 2011
Julie, My friends that dont like Tamales love these!! That are so good and SUPER EASY!!! I dont understand your last Q..
user julie blaschka-frank yummyjulie - Aug 1, 2011
you said you put chili and cheese on it

Gift Membership