Red Pork Tamales

Red Pork Tamales Recipe

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About Red Pork Tamales Recipe:

This dish can be tracked down to 8,000 BC and the word "tamale" comes from the Nahuatl word "Tamal" which happens to be one of the Aztec's primary languages. Tamales sees any meat of your choice along with some processed corn and fillings of your choice also leaf or any other wrappers. But do remember the corn type that we see that didn’t exist like in those days. Earlier then sweet stalks were used and later the natives realized the corn can be possessed. Today the tamales that’s eaten mostly during holiday season but back then it was food of gods. Even today Tamales are made during Christmas. Done from scratch, making of Tamales is a rigorous process. 

Pork Tamale, a Mexican dish, made with shredded pork, chili powder, and other sauces is much typical of Mexico. The corn stuffed masa, with some juicy pork filling that is wrapped in corn husks and steamed and then cooked to perfection is an delicacy.

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Ingredients for Red Pork Tamales Recipe

  • As required For the Pork Filling
  • 4.50 pound pork butt or shoulder chopped in pieces
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 Onion
  • 12 dried chile ancho stems and seeds removed
  • 1/2 tablespoon whole cumin
  • As required Salt and pepper
  • As required Pork broth reserved from the cooking
  • As required For the Masa Dough
  • 2.50 pound 3 prepared masa
  • 1 cup red chile sauce reserved from the pork filling
  • As required You Will Also Need
  • 40 corn husks
  • As required A large steamer pot
  • As required Water
Nutrition
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  • Carbs
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Vitamins & Minerals
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  • Vitamin A
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  • Vitamin B12
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  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment

Directions

How to Make Red Pork Tamales Recipe

STEP 01

In a large pot , add the pork pieces

STEP 02

Add the garlic,onion,1 ½ tbsp salt and 1tsp pepper

STEP 03

Cover with water and boil for 2hrs on low heat

STEP 04

Once the pork is fully cooked remove the meet from the pot

STEP 05

Reserve the water

STEP 06

To prepare red chile sauce

STEP 07

Add the chilies to a pot and cover with water

STEP 08

Boil and turn off heat blend until smooth

STEP 09

Add salt to taste

STEP 10

Strain the chile sauce

STEP 11

In a pot add the shredded pork and sauce ‘

STEP 12

Mix well

STEP 13

Cook for 20mins and let it rest

STEP 14

For the masa mix the chili sauce with it

STEP 15

In a corn husk add masa and the shreaded pork

STEP 16

Fold and steam for ½ hour

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