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Authentic Tamales

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Ingredients
  Masa harina 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Warm water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Lard/Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Prepare tamale wrappers.
Mix together masa harina and water; cover and let stand 20 minutes.
In large mixer bowl beat together lard and salt till fluffy; beat in masa mixture till well combined.
Measure 2 tablespoons dough onto each tamale wrapper; spread to a 5x3-inch rectangle.
Spoon 1 scant tablespoon Picadillo onto dough.
Roll up; tie ends.
Place tamales on rack in steamer or electric skillet.
Add water to just below rack level.
Bring to boiling; cover and steam for 40 to 45 minutes or till tamale pulls away from wrapper, adding water as needed.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Steamed
Ingredient: 
Corn

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