Pork Tamales Recipe

Looking for an easy Pork Tamales recipe? Learn how to make Pork Tamales using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by senoramadera

Makes 16 servings



I don't actually make these but wanted to enter in a recipe for the homemade ones I buy. Recipe from http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/real-homemade-tamales/Detail.aspx

Recipe Ingredients for Pork Tamales

1 1/4 pounds pork loin
1 large onion, halved
1 clove garlic
4 peppers (chile california) pods (dried, calories are approximate)
2 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups masa harina
10 1/2 ounce beef broth
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup lard
1 cup sour cream

Recipe Directions for Pork Tamales

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

Categories

Pork, Main Dish, American-Southwestern, Advance

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 142.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
257
Calories from Fat
155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.2g
26%
Saturated Fat
7.2g
36%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
43mg
14%
Sodium
383mg
16%
Potassium
311mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
13.6g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
1.2g
Protein
12.2g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 6% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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