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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 139.0
  • Total Fat: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.7 mg
  • Sodium: 190.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 6.2 g

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Tamales made with ground turkey Tamales made with ground turkey
Number of Servings: 16


    1/4 cup canola oil
    2 cups masa
    1 1/4 cup water
    1/2 T cumin
    1 T paprika
    1 T chili powder
    1 T garlic powder
    3/4 lb ground turkey
    small can of mild green chili peppers
    16 tamale wrappers (corn husks or banana leaves)


Soak tamale wrappers for about 45 minutes in hot water until they are flexible enough to wrap. Cook the meat in a skillet with salt and chili peppers, set aside.

Combine masa with spices, sift, and mix in the water and canola oil. Add a bit more water if the dough feels too stiff to spread.

Flatten tamale wrappers and spread masa dough onto them. Add meat on top of that and wrap them up. Steam for 1 hour or until the masa peels off of the corn husk very easily.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SPRINGLING.

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