Prep: 45 Mins Cook: 120 Mins
Tamales are wintertime food in the American Southwest, and a Christmas Eve must in the Mexican-influenced cuisine so popular there. Days before families gather round to fix these delicious bundles.

Tamales

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe prepared shredded beef, chicken or pork filling, (about 5 cups)
  • 1 package (8-oz.) dried corn husks
  • 2/3 cups lard or shortening
  • 4 cups masa harina flour, (mexican corn masa mix)
  • 2 tsps. salt
  • 3 cups broth from filling, or water
  • 1/3 cup lard or shortening, melted

Directions

  • 1 recipe prepared shredded beef, chicken or pork filling, (about 5 cups)
  • 1 package (8-oz.) dried corn husks
  • 2/3 cups lard or shortening
  • 4 cups masa harina flour, (mexican corn masa mix)
  • 2 tsps. salt
  • 3 cups broth from filling, or water
  • 1/3 cup lard or shortening, melted
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