Thursday, June 4, 2009

Beef Tamales:

The Beef Tamale!

THE BEEF MIXTURE



2lb sirloin cut in cubes
1 Red onion,diced
3 garlic cloves, diced
1 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
2 tsp. hot chilli powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 cp water
couple of dashes of hot sauce


1. Brown the onions. 5 minutes. Add the garlic. 2 min. Add the peppers. 2min. Add the meat and peppers, salt, water and hot sauce. Cook in the oven on 350 for 2-2 1/2 hrs. (when it easily shreds)


2. During this time soak the corn husks. Soak them as along as possible.
The Masa

3 cps. of corn meal
1tb butter, melted
2 tsp. veg oil
1 cp. of the beef broth from the shredded beef (strain beef from the broth..Use that broth)
1 cp. of water
couple dashes of hot sauce
salt and pepper
Mix all together until it forms a wet dough.
Press the dough into the corn husks into a rectangle form. Roll by meeting the masa, so the beef is completely surrounded by the the masa. It is easier then you think. Then tuck both ends and set into a steamer. Roll the Rest and then steam for about 15- 20 min. It depends on how your steamer works. I took one of the tamales out and tried the tamale.

This turned out really wonderful. I served this with rice and my homemade salsa. (Below) When I researched tamales a few months ago when I first made tamales it is favored with breakfast. Which I also served tamales with fried eggs and hot sauce. (Which is my fav. SO YUMMY)

I hope everyone enjoys this. Do not be afraid by the steps. It is easier then you think and so worth it.

19 comments:

  1. I'll be this was absolutely delicious! I have yet to make a tamale, but know that my husband would love it if I did.

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  2. How fun!! Do you know, I don't think I've ever had a tamale? I love spanish and mexican food though, so I'm sure I would if I ever got the opportunity to taste one :)

    Through some of your favorite blogs, I came across a recipe that used banana leaves to cook meat. I've ALWAYS wanted to try using a banana leaf or corn husk to cook something. I see corn husks at the market and think, "I don't know what the heck to do with that thing, but I bet the end result is delicious." Thanks for the education ;) ;) ;)

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  3. Leslie- Thank you for always stopping by and leaving wonderful commments. I enjoy reading your comments. This recipe is pretty simple. You should try it.
    Cookin Canuck- This is manly food. My husband loves this. It is one of his fav. Like I said before, he loves this for breakfast with fried eggs and hot sauce. Try it. Let me know how it goes.

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  4. these are very similar to puerto rican pasteles. They look very delicious!

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  5. I love this recipe! Tamales are a favorite of mine but I've never made them on my own. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. These tamales look great! I've never made tamales at home yet.

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  9. I've never made my own tamales, but I think it would be really cool to try. They look like they'd freeze well. What do you think is the best way to reheat them?

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  10. A perfect recipe for me, love tamales and I want it for my dinner right now (not only for breakfast ;)...but I never tried to do it myself. What a feast!

    Following you at twitter: sweetsfoods :)

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  11. Leslie- You crack me up. Love your personality.

    Curiousdomestic- I actually just reheat them in the mic. wrapped in a wet cloth. (Remove the husk. It may cause a small fire if you leave it on.)

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  12. Never tried these they look exciting and delicious. thnks...if you'd like to visit me I am here at Rico|Recipes :) xx

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  13. Great photos and wonderful recipe. I absolutely love tamales.

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  14. these look delicious! I love tamales!

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  15. This reminds me of the tamales my friend's mom would always make. Looks like you made a whole batch there. Got any more? =)

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  16. Ummmm.....Yum! These not only look amazing, they sound amazing too! Thanks for the recipe - I need to try making my own tamales.

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  17. I really don't know who can argue with a tamale. We only make them on special occasions... and at that point we make scads of them. They freeze and reheat so well! These look stellar!!

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