Cuban Style Tamales

Cuban Style Tamales

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These delicious Cuban style tamales are filled with pork and corn and are worth the time and effort. For a spicier tamale, add roasted green chiles.

30 mins. to Prepare

142 mins. Cooking Time

60 mins. Standing Time standing

232 mins. Total

Servings: 12 to 14 tamales

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SOAK corn husks in water for at least 1 hour.

HEAT oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add pork, onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.

ADD tomato sauce and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Set aside.

PLACE corn in a food processor. Pulse 5 to 7 times or until corn is a thick, chunky consistency.

ADD corn to pork; stir. Add masa; stir until combined.

Step 6 of 11

PLACE corn husk on a flat surface, pointy side down. Spread ¼ cup pork mixture on husk.

Step 7 of 11

FOLD sides, overlapping over filling, then fold pointy side up. Repeat with remaining filling and husks.

ARRANGE tamales upright on steamer rack. Fill with hot water to right below the rack.

COVER top of tamales with remaining husks and damp towel; cover with lid. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, adding water as needed. Steam for 2 hours or until masa pulls away from husk.

SERVE warm with a side of sour cream.

Add 1/3 cup of roasted green chile strips to the mix for a spicy kick.

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 12 to 14 tamales
Calories from Fat140
 %Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g28%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 420mg18%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Dietary Fiber 2g9%
Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A6%
Vitamin C25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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