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Authentic Tamales

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

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

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2733 Calories from Fat 1938

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 216 g332.4%

Saturated Fat 80.4 g401.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 194.7 mg64.9%

Sodium 1961.9 mg81.7%

Total Carbohydrates 188 g62.6%

Dietary Fiber 11 g44.2%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 22 g44.2%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 112% Iron 61.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Authentic Tamales Recipe