- Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 274.2
- Total Fat: 11.4 g
- Cholesterol: 65.7 mg
- Sodium: 105.4 mg
- Total Carbs: 23.8 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
- Protein: 19.3 g
Meat Tamale - 3 Tamale per ServingSubmitted by: UNEEKNITTER
IntroductionThis is my recipe for meat Tamales. You can use any kind of meat, but for the sake of calculations I used a chuck beef for roast. This is my recipe for meat Tamales. You can use any kind of meat, but for the sake of calculations I used a chuck beef for roast.
2 lb of meat (I used Beef)
1/2 of an onion
3 cloves of garlic
Spices like cumin, chili powder, or to your taste
Add red pepper flakes for spicy
enough water to cover top of meat
3 cups of Masa (corn) flour
1 stick of Butter
1 package of corn husks
The first thing you want to do is combine all the ingredients for spicing the meat to a pot. Add enough water to just cover the meat. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for 3 hours or until meat is falling apart. You can also put this in a slow cooker to cook.
Meanwhile, put the corn husks in water to soften them. This takes 2-3 hours as well. You can also soak them overnight.
Once meat is done and husks are flexible, whip butter on high speed until light and fluffy. Add flour until mixture is crumbly. Then, using the liquid from your cooked meat, add 1-2 cups until you have a nice soft dough.
Now, take some dough (about 1/8 of a cup) and form into a log. Place this on a corn husk. Add some meat, about 1 oz, and then roll up inside the corn husk. Leave flat top end open and fold over bottom. Do this with the rest of the dough and meat. This should make about 36 tamales. Steam for 1 hour on vegetable steamer tray, with a lid.. Serve hot. Freeze after cooking and steam for 20 minutes or until hot.
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SLUMBERMICHELLE.
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I made these as a kid with the family and you explained it very well, thanks! I used half whipped ricotta and half lard in place of the butter (mom's way). For the prior question on folding, they come in at each side then up from the bottom ....like a newborn baby in those little blankets :) - 2/12/09
I used your recipe to make tamales for the very first time. I gotta tell you they turned out awesome! I made them for a suprise for my tamaleaholic hubby for his bday. My kids even ate them. And the leftovers froze great. TY 4 making it so simple! I was afraid to try before. Trying chicken nxt time - 9/3/08
Reply from UNEEKNITTER (9/14/08)
Thanks for trying them. I am glad they worked out for you. My hubby loves em too!
As a diabetic, I spread the Maza almost to one edge of the corn husk and then doubled the meat and when folded the Masa meets masa around the meat, then proceeded per recipe. Cut back on carbs and remained excellent. I used pork tenderloin, next will be chicken breast. - 10/23/09