Real Homemade Tamales Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 ¼ pounds pork loin
<br>- 1 large onion, halved
<br>- 1 clove garlic
<br>- 4  dried California chile pods
<br>- 2 cups water
<br>- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
<br>- 2 cups masa harina
<br>- 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth
<br>- 1 teaspoon baking powder
<br>- ½ teaspoon salt
<br>- ⅔ cup lard
<br>- 1 (8 ounce) package dried corn husks
<br>- 1 cup sour cream
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Place pork into a Dutch oven with onion and garlic, and add water to cover. Bring to a boil, then  reduce heat to low and simmer until the meat is cooked through, about 2 hours.
<br>step 2: Use rubber gloves to remove stems and seeds from the chile pods. Place chiles in a saucepan with 2 cups of water. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, then remove from heat to cool. Transfer the chiles and water to a blender and blend until smooth. Strain the mixture, stir in salt, and set aside. Shred the cooked meat and mix in one cup of the chile sauce.
<br>step 3: Soak the corn husks in a bowl of warm water. In a large bowl, beat the lard with a tablespoon of the broth until fluffy. Combine the masa harina, baking powder and salt; stir into the lard mixture, adding more broth as necessary to form a spongy dough.
<br>step 4: Spread the dough out over the corn husks to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. Place one tablespoon of the meat filling into the center. Fold the sides of the husks in toward the center and place in a steamer. Steam for 1 hour.
<br>step 5: Remove tamales from husks and drizzle remaining chile sauce over. Top with sour cream. For a creamy sauce, mix sour cream into the chile sauce.
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Ingredients
- 1 ¼ pounds pork loin
- 1 large onion, halved
- 1 clove garlic
- 4 dried California chile pods
- 2 cups water
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 2 cups masa harina
- 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup lard
- 1 (8 ounce) package dried corn husks
- 1 cup sour cream

Directions
step 1: Place pork into a Dutch oven with onion and garlic, and add water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until the meat is cooked through, about 2 hours.
step 2: Use rubber gloves to remove stems and seeds from the chile pods. Place chiles in a saucepan with 2 cups of water. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, then remove from heat to cool. Transfer the chiles and water to a blender and blend until smooth. Strain the mixture, stir in salt, and set aside. Shred the cooked meat and mix in one cup of the chile sauce.
step 3: Soak the corn husks in a bowl of warm water. In a large bowl, beat the lard with a tablespoon of the broth until fluffy. Combine the masa harina, baking powder and salt; stir into the lard mixture, adding more broth as necessary to form a spongy dough.
step 4: Spread the dough out over the corn husks to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. Place one tablespoon of the meat filling into the center. Fold the sides of the husks in toward the center and place in a steamer. Steam for 1 hour.
step 5: Remove tamales from husks and drizzle remaining chile sauce over. Top with sour cream. For a creamy sauce, mix sour cream into the chile sauce.

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