Vegetarian Tamales

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 15
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 123.9
  • Total Fat: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.1 mg
  • Sodium: 150.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g

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small tamales with black beans and salsa small tamales with black beans and salsa
Number of Servings: 15


    2 c. Masa para tamales
    1 Tsp. baking powder
    1 Tsp. salt
    1/3 c. vegetable shortening
    2 c. vegetable broth
    1/3 c. your favorite hot salsa (not chunky)
    3/4 c. cooked black beans
    Corn husks soaked for 15 minutes in hot water


Mix Masa, salt, baking powder with broth with a fork making a soft dough. Beat with a mixer the vegetable shortening until fluffy. Add the Masa dough to the shortening and continue mixing for 10-15 minutes until spongy. Set aside to rest for 30-60 minutes. Prepare filling by combining beans with salsa. Assemble tamales by spreading 3-4 Tbsp. Masa on the husk, 1 Tbsp. beans in the middle. Fold husks, tie with string and steam for 1 hour.

Number of Servings: 15

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ICAN140.

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