Tamales coming out of my ears

I am not a tamale lover…its the corn meal.  However, my Honey loves them, so I promised I’d try to learn how to make them.  I tried one and just couldn’t do it.  I will make my MIL the guinea pig on this one.  This is what I started with.


And this is what I ended up with.  And I have one batch still streaming and one more to go in the steamer.


So, just talked to MIL.  I used the wrong kind of flour.  I used flour for tortillas.  Oh well, next time will try to find the right kind.  She said she will try them any way.  At least the meat is yummy.  Here’s the recipe for that.  I still have about a third left and used a package of husks…if that helps with amounts.


4 lbs beef roast (if its fatty, remove fat)

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp olive oil

1 onion chopped

2 jalapenos, chopped and seeds removed

1 Tbsp chili powder

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 garlic clove minced

1 5oz bottle hot sauce…your choice

2 cups beef stock

Salt and pepper roast and then brown in olive oil.  Transfer to slow cooker and add remaining ingredients.  Cook on low overnite or until meat can be shredded.  Cool and shred meat.  Meat can be used for tamales, taco or enchiladas or just to eat.

I shall let ya know how they taste to MIL.  I will let her be the expert.


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