- 43 to 44 dried corn husks
- 3 cups masa harina
- 1-3/4 cups water
- 1 cup lard or shortening
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound ground pork or beef
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) tomato puree
- 1 tart medium apple, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted
- 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 cup chicken broth or water
- Hot water
- Cover corn husks with cold water; soak overnight.
- For dough, combine masa harina and water. Let stand, covered, for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in another bowl, beat lard and salt until mixture resembles beaten egg whites (about 6 minutes). Add masa harina mixture 2 tablespoons at a time, beating constantly.
- For filling, cook pork and onion, crumbling meat, in a large skillet over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Add next 10 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 25 minutes. Cool slightly.
- Drain corn husks and pat dry; tear 7-8 husks to make 36 strips for tying tamales. (To prevent husks from drying out, cover with plastic wrap and a damp towel until ready to use.) On wide end of each remaining husk, spread 2-3 tablespoons dough to within 1/2 in. of side edges; top each with 1-2 tablespoons filling. Fold long sides of husk over filling, overlapping slightly. Fold over narrow end of husk; tie with a strip of husk to secure.
- Place a large steamer basket in a 6-qt. stockpot over broth; place tamales upright in steamer. Bring to a boil; steam, covered, adding hot water as needed, until dough peels away from husk, about 45 minutes. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Reviews forMexican Tamales
"Do Mexican tamale recipes usually have almonds and apples in them?"
"what do you mean .what are you seeing something i aint"
"I was able to find all at my local walmart"
"I have actually found both the husks and the masa in my local grocers (big ones) - they are cheaper at a mexican market - sasha"