Blackberry Moose Tamales

Makes 20 tamales Ingredients For the Blackberry Moose 4 small red dried chilies 2 ancho dried peppers 4 pasilla dried peppers 2 cups water 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, toasted 1 teaspoon all spice 1 teaspoon […]

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Coconut Mango Sweet Tamales with Ginger Butter

Makes 20 tamales Ingredients For the coconut mango mixture 1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped 1 cup shredded coconut ¼ cup sugar in the raw 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped (seeds added to mixture) ⅓ cup coconut milk For the tamale dough 2 cups masa harina 1 teaspoon lime zest 1 ½ cups coconut mango […]

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Green Chili Chicken Tamales with Cilantro Sauce

Makes 20 tamales Ingredients For the green chili chicken 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 fresh bay leaf 2 cups water 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lime zest ½ pound (2-3) chicken thighs, boneless and skinless 2 poblano chilies, roasted, peeled, deseeded and chopped 1-2 jalapenos, […]

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Guatamalan Red Chili Pork Chuchitos (Tamales)

Makes 20 tamales INGREDIENTS For the red chili pork 2 cups water 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 red chile, torn into pieces 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, toasted 1 pound pork butt 1 teaspoon salt 1 fresh bay leaf 2 […]

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Nacatamales (Nicaraguan Tamales)

Makes 15 tamales (large) Nacatamales are similar to Mexican tamales but they are quite large and filled with a potato, rice, corn, vegetable and herb mixture and are typically served on holidays and special occasions. This recipe makes ½ size portions of the traditional tamale. Ingredients For the tamale dough 2 cups masa harina 2 […]

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Paches de Guatemala (Guatemala Potato Tamales)

Makes 8 tamales INGREDIENTS 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 2 green onions, chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, deseeded and chopped fine 1 cup water Salt 6 tablespoons lard or margarine 1 pound potatoes, cooked and mashed 2 cups masa harina 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground […]

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Red Chili Pork Tamales with Mole Negra

Makes 20 tamales Ingredients For the red chili pork 10 small red dried chilies 2 cups water 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, toasted 1 pound pork butt 1 teaspoon salt 1 fresh bay leaf 2 tablespoons […]

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Spicy Black Bean Squash Cheese Tamales with Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

Makes 20 tamales Ingredients For the black bean squash 2 cups cooked squash (winter squash or zucchini), cubed 1 cup black beans, dried and cooked or canned 1 red pepper, roasted, destemmed, peeled, deseeded, and chopped 1 jalapeno, roasted, destemmed, peeled, deseeded, and chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted ½ cup fresh […]

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