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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 36
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 354.4
  • Total Fat: 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 232.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 50.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g

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Vegan Chile & Cheese Tamales

Submitted by: SUEHERM

Introduction

These are a traditional chile & cheese tamales made vegan by using Follow Your Heart cheese.

Equipment needed:
Large Steamer
These are a traditional chile & cheese tamales made vegan by using Follow Your Heart cheese.

Equipment needed:
Large Steamer

Number of Servings: 36

Ingredients

    5 lb. bag maseca (corn flour, masa harina is OK)
    3-1/2 sticks Earth Balance natural shortening
    3 c. vegetable broth (approx.)
    salt to taste
    1 t. garlic powder
    2-8oz packs Follow Your Heart vegan "cheese", monterey jack style
    3 c. green chilies
    dried corn husks (pre cleaned is best)

Directions

Place dried corn husks in a large bowl and cover with warm water.

Roast and peel chiles, cut or tear into strips from 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide, set aside.

Cut each block of FYH cheese into 18 logs. (This is because I'm not that fond of it, so we use just a bit flavor.)

Mix masa, salt and garlic. Warm shortening to soft consistency and add to dry mix. blend it in, then kneed in the broth a little at a time until the dough is smooth, tacky, and a little moist. This can be done in a stand mixer in 1/2 batches.

Take husks from water and shake water off. Spread a thin layer of masa dough on the husk, about 2/3 of the length, then on top of that place a piece of cheese, and a stip or 2 or 3 of chile. Wrap into a tube, then fold up the un-masaed end. If desired, tie a very thin strip of husk around the folded end.

I found this video of how to spread and fold the tamale. (Ignore whatevr weird thing they are using for stuffing.):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He90Am8jbeg

Steam the tamales for about 1-1/2 hours.


Number of Servings: 36

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SUEHERM.






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