X
Browse:

Cooking

|

Recipes

My Recipe Box

May We Recommend

Honey Barbecue Country Style Pork Ribs
View More >

My Recipes

View More >

My Menu

My Shopping List

+ Add to Shopping List

Cook's Tools

Cooking Measurements
Wine Pairings
Cooking Terms
Bake, Broil or Grill?
My Recipe Box
Recipes
Menu
Shopping List

Easy Authentic Tamales

Rate this Recipe

Serves 16

A simple to follow recipe for amazing homemade tamales.

Ingredients:

2 cups water, (plus more)
2/3 cup lard
1 1/4 lbs pork loin
2 cups masa harina, (type of flour)
1 clove garlic
1 cup sour cream
4 chile pods, (dried)
11 oz beef broth
2 teaspoons salt
8 oz cornhusks, (dried)
1 onion, (halved)
1 teaspoon baking powder

Directions:

  1. In a Dutch oven, add in garlic, pork loins and onion. Fill with water, enough to cover ingredients. Bring contents to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 hours.
  2. Remove seeds and stems from chile pods. Place chiles into a saucepan, pour in 2 cups water and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Pour chiles and water into a blender. Puree until smooth. Strain the mixture. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons salt to chile mix.
  3. Shred the pork, add in 1 cup of chile mix. Toss together.
  4. Place cornhusks in a bowl of warm water and let soak. Remove from water and pat dry once well soaked.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat together a tablespoon of beef broth with lard. Beat until fluffy. Add in remaining salt, masa harina and baking powder. Beat together, add more broth to make spongy dough.
  6. Spread a thin layer of the dough into the cornhusks, about 1/4 inch thick. Add a tablespoon of pork into the middle and fold sides inward. Steam for 1 hour.
  7. Remove husks from tamales, drizzle the remaining sauce over each tamale. Top with sour cream.
Course: Dinner

Similar Recipes:

Rate this Recipe

See Other Recipes Like This
Spring
Winter
Mexican
Summer
Fall

Star Spangled Scrumptious!

Get up and celebrate this 4th of July with some seriously delicious dishes! View Recipes >

Treat Dad Like a King!

Show Dad how much he means to you by preparing his all-time favorite foods. View Recipes >

Simple Recipes for Fantastic Meals

Delicious meals for the cold weather. They're hearty enough to keep you going, and will satisfy even the hungriest appetite. Whether you're craving beef, pork or chicken, we have you covered. Try a few of these recipes and add them to your collection. Making a wholesome filling meal doesn't have to be hard. View Recipes >

Delicious Greek yogurt recipes to try at home.

If you love Greek yogurt, but want to shake things up a bit, try these amazing recipes. They're healthy, flavorful and easy to make! View Recipes >