Tamales Recipe

Tamales is often accompanied by atole, champurrado or hot chocolate. Learn how to make/prepare Tamale by following this easy recipe.
Tamales Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 8.6 / 10 (5 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 5 lb Lean pork or beef, cooked and shredded
  • 1 Bundle oujas
  • 1-1/2 lb Lard
  • 6 to 7 lb Fresh masa
  • 1-1/2 pts Red chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp Salt
How to make Tamales:
  • Cook meat by boiling it in a big covered pot with sufficient water to cover completely.
  • Add salt to it and boil until completely done.
  • Cool the meat and save the broth.
  • When meat has cooled, shred and combine it with the chili sauce.
  • Clean the oujas in warm water.
  • Combine together the masa, lard, salt and enough broth to make a soft paste.
  • Beat until a little amount will float in a cup of cool water.
  • Spread masa on ouja and add a little amount of meat to it and roll up.
  • Fold up the ends of ouja and put them on a rack in a pan deep enough to steam.
  • Add 1 to 2 inches water, cover it with a tight fitting lid and steam for about 1-1/2 hours.

Reviews and Ratings:
Magdalena Castillo posted 19/12/2007
Not bad but you left out key ingredients like cumin (ground) and garlic (fresh) preferred. Also, how to prepare the "red chile" and on how to do it from scratch. These ones might not taste too good.