Homemade Tamales
Author: Lori
  • 6 cups Masa flour
  • 5 cups water, broth, or stock
  • 1lb lard, melted
  • 1 Fiesta Tamale Masa Seasoning Packet
  • 4 lbs ground pork (or your choice of meat)
  • 1 Fiesta Tamale Meat Seasoning Packet
  • Water
  • Fiesta Brand Corn Shucks
  1. Soak your corn shucks in water for at least 2 hours.
  2. Brown pork, add tamale meat seasoning, and enough water to cover meat.
  3. Cook until very tender, at least 1 hour.
  4. Drain broth and let cool.
  5. While your meat is cooling, prepare the masa.
  6. In a large bowl, blend together the masa, tamale masa seasoning, and liquid. Continue mixing while adding in the melted lard.
  7. Spread masa on a corn shuck, just over half of the shuck. Not too thin but not too thick either.
  8. Place a "row" of meat down the middle and roll the tamale up, folding up the end.
  9. Steam your tamales for about an hour to two hours, until done. Don't overcook them.
  10. You'll know they're done when they don't stick to the corn shuck, but instead, pull away easily.
Recipe by A Cowboy's Wife at https://acowboyswife.com/homemade-tamales/