Tamale dough is something that is relatively easy to prepare and can be made in a short duration of time by following one of the many Tamale dough recipes. All that needs to be done is to combine masa mix and salt in a bowl. Separately, stock needs to be heated and then mixed with the masa mix. Care should be taken to mix properly and achieve the consistency of a thick pudding. Then, lard needs to be incorporated and Tamale dough is ready. It can be used either immediately or refrigerated for later use. Tamale dough can be used for making a variety of dishes by using different fillings. The fillings used may be vegetarian and contain only vegetables or may contain different meats.