Deconstructed Tamales

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READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by mandabears

This is one of my favorite Publix Apron Recipes, I can't believe it, but Publix is only thing I miss about living in Florida. It is an easy, very delicious recipe and Miss Picky who is now a professional chef, actually likes this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup sofrito sauce
  • 17 ounces fully cooked pork roast au jus sauce
  • 14 12 ounces canned tomatoes with garlic or 14 12 ounces onions, undrained
  • 1 (11 1/4 ounce) box , frozen arepas
  • cooking spray
  • 12 cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 12 lime


  1. If using frozen sofrito thaw under cool running water, if needed.
  2. Remove pork roast from package.
  3. Drain(reserve au jus for another use if desired) place pork roast in a large saucepan.
  4. Stir in sofrito and tomatoes.
  5. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  6. Stir to break up meat.
  7. Cook and stir for 7-8 minutes or until throughly heated.
  8. Meanwhile, preheat medium fry pan over medium heat, about 2-3 minutes.
  9. Remove pan from heat and spray with cooking spray.
  10. Add arepas and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until throughly heated.
  11. Transfer arepas to serving platter.
  12. Top with pork mixture and sprinkle with cheese.
  13. Squeeze a little lime juice over the tamale mixture to add a touch of fresh flavor, if desired.
  14. Serve.
  15. Enjoy.

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