Tamales - Better Homes

Tamales - Better Homes

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1 md Onion; quartered
1 2 1/2 pound boneless pork
10 c Water
1 1/2 ts Baking Powder
3 Cloves garlic; minced
50 dried corn husks; Approx
3/4 c Shortening
4 c Red chili sauce

Original recipe makes 50



In a 4 1/2 to 5 quart dutch oven bring pork, water, onion, garlic, and 1 1/2 t salt to boiling. Simmer, covered, about 2 1/4 hrs until meat is very tender. Remove meat from broth and cool Using two forks, shred meat, discarding fat. You should have 3 1/2 to 4 c shredded meat. Strain broth and reserve 5-6 cups. In a 3 quart saucepan, heat the red chili sauce and add shredded meat. Simmer, covered about 10 minutes. For MASA: beat shortening with a mixer on medium for 1 minute. Stir together MASA HARINA, baking powder and 2 t salt. Alternately add MASA HARINA mixture and broth to shortening, beating well after each addition. Add just enough broth to make a thick creamy paste. Soak corn husks in warm water for 5 minutes then rinse to remove and corn silk and debris. Drain. To assemble each tamale, spread 2 T MASA mixture in the center of a husk. Place 1 T meat sauce in the middle of the MASA. Fold in sides of husk then fold up bottom. Place a mound of extra husks in the center of a steamer basket in a dutch oven and put tamales in basket, open end up. Bring water to boiling. Reduce heat. Cover and steam 40 minutes, adding more water as necessary. Microwaving for a couple minutes works too. From: Better Homes and Gardens, December 1994 Busted and entered for you by: Bill Webster Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #888 by Bill Webster on Nov 07, 1997

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This recipe was good and easy to follow; thought it seemed like there was too much filling and not enough meat and sauce, so I had a lot of left over filling that I didn't know what to do with! The taste was very good, however, and everyone I served this too seemed to enjoy it.
JKRojahn 3y ago

Have you ever tried adding golden raisens. I like that.
gfrench057 6y ago

The trick to light tamales is to beat the masa until a teaspoon sized ball will float in a glass of water. Having lots of extra hands in the kitchen makes the task a lot easier as there's a LOT of manual work inn making these.
promfh 10y ago

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