Authentic Tamales

Authentic Tamales Recipe

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Jamie Ball

By
@cadesmom

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
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

How to Make Authentic Tamales

Step-by-Step

  • 1Place pot roast in a large pot, along with onion, garlic, and enough water to cover. Simmer until meat is cooked through.
  • 2Remove 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.
  • 3Soak corn husks in warm water.
  • 4In large mixing bowl, beat lard and 1 tbsp broth until fluffy.
  • 5Combine masa harina, baking powder, and salt and stir into lard mixture, adding broth as necessary until mixture reaches the consistency of creamy peanut butter.
  • 6Spread 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.
  • 7Fold in sides of husk towards center. Repeat steps 6 & 7 until all dough is used.
  • 8Place in a steamer pot and steam for 1 hour.
  • 9Remove from husks and drizzle remaining chile sauce over.

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About Authentic Tamales

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