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Lisa's 1st Generation Tamales Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lisa Amos
Added: Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2, 12 oz bags "Mexico Brand" Chili California
2, 3 oz bags "Mexico Brand" Chili Pasilla (Chili Pods)
10 lbs. pre-made masa
2, 7 lb. pork roast, bone in
6 cubes garlic
4 tsp oregano
2 cans pitted black olives
2 bouillon cubes
2 pinches salt (or to taste)
2 pinches pepper (or to taste
3 bags tamale husks (wash thoroughly befor filling)

Directions:
Directions:
Meat

Boil the meat aprx 5 hours until the meat falls off the bone, season with salt, onion powder and pepper to taste. Retain juice from the meat in a large jar and set aside or store until the next day. While your meat is cooking is a good time to wash the husks and remove the seeds from the chilis.


Chili Sauce

Remove the seeds from the chili pod and the California Chilies (discard the seeds). In the broth from the meat, boil the chilies, aprx 1 hour or until soft. In a blender, mix half the boiled chilies, salt, 3 cloves of garlic and 1 bouillon cube, a pinch of cumin, 2 tsp whole oregano. Repeat this process with the remaining chili.
Pour the chili sauce in the meat prepared earlier, simmer over medium heat until blended well

Stuffing

Spread a thin layer of masa on 3/4 of the husk(do not spread to the end of the narrow edge of the husk) put large scoop of meat in the center of your husk, add 1 olive (optional). Fold over similar to a burrito and wrap the filled husk with a sandwich wrapper

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3 dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
8 - 10 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Folding is tricky! When spreading your masa on the husk, use the back end of a fork to spread the masa thin and evenly over the husk. Do not apply masa to the narrow end of the husk

 

 

 

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