Shredded Beef Tamales with Mole Sauce

Shredded Beef Tamales with Mole Sauce

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Delicious beef brisket is slow cooked until extra tender and then shredded for these authentic beef tamales. Serve topped with mole sauce for added flavor.

45 mins. to Prepare

540 mins. Cooking Time

0 mins. Standing Time

585 mins. Total

Servings: 12 tamales

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cooking spray in slow cooker, covering bottom and 3 inches up the side.
BOIL water in small saucepan; remove from heat. Add coffee granules and Abuelita chocolate tablet. Stir to dissolve.
COMBINE chile powder, bouillon, cumin and oregano in a small bowl. Stir until all spices are mixed.
SPRINKLE brisket with spices, covering all sides and place in slow cooker. Add bay leaf and coffee/chocolate mixture.
COOK on low for 8 hours (or high for 6 hours).
SOAK corn husks in water for at least 1 hour.
REMOVE bay leaf, scrape off any excess fat and shred meat with two forks into 1 ½-inch shreds.
Step 8 of 15
corn husk on a flat surface, pointy side down. Spread ¼ cup masa on husk, 2 tablespoons shredded beef, 1 potato strip and 1 onion strip.
Step 9 of 15
FOLD sides, overlapping over filling.
Step 10 of 15
FOLD pointy side under.
REPEAT with remaining filling ingredients.
ARRANGE tamales upright on steamer rack. Fill with hot water to right below the rack.
COVER tamales with remaining husks and damp towel; cover with lid. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, adding water as needed. Steam for 1 hour or until masa pulls away from husk.
hot water and bouillon in small saucepan; mix well. Stir in mole until dissolved. Add Abuelita chocolate. Heat over low heat, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes or until chocolate has dissolved and mixture has thickened.
SERVE mole over tamales; sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Amount Per Serving
Servings: 12 tamales
Calories from Fat210
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g36%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 50mg16%
Sodium 230mg10%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Dietary Fiber 2g9%
Sugars 3g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A6%
Vitamin C6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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