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Hot Tamales Recipe

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This recipe for Hot Tamales, by , is from The Meyer Family Cookbook - Generations of Family Recipes , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carol (Moenning) Frieders
Added: Friday, January 13, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 lbs. beef
1 can tomatoes
1/2 loaf white bread
Salt & pepper to taste
Corn husks
Cornmeal
4-5 onions

Directions:
Directions:
Cook 3 lbs. of beef in enough water to cover. When done grind. Save the water for the cornmeal.

To the ground up beef add: 1 can tomatoes, ground, 1/2 loaf of bread, ground alternately with tomatoes: 4-5 large onions also ground. Season with salt & pepper - set aside.

Heat broth from meat & gradually add white or yellow cornmeal, enough to thicken to a consistency of stiff oatmeal when it is completely cooked. Set both mixtures aside.

Soften corn husks, place 1-2 Tbls. of the cook cornmeal & flatten slightly into an oval shape. In the center of that, place approximately the same amount of the meat mixture.

Carefully fold the long sides of the corn husks around the "tamale" and tie a string around the ends to keep the meat from coming out. Refrigerate.

To heat to eating, steam in a colander above a small amount of water, until hot. Unwrap & serve on a slice of bread with your choice of condiments.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe is written exactly as my mom, Carrie (Meyer) Neisen wrote it out for me. It was given to her by her Mother-in-law Kate Schmidt

 

 

 

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