Tamal En Casuela: Cuban Tamale Soup

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is the recipe my grandmother used to make. It calls for pork, but you can substutute chicken or beef. A meal in itself.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut pork into cubes and marinate in lemon and garlic.
  2. Brown pork and add enough olive oil to simmer with onion, green pepper, tomato sauce, and wine.
  3. Mix cornmeal and water thoroughly, then strain.
  4. Add strained mixture to previous ingredients.
  5. Cook on stove for one hour stirring occasionally.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

Good soup for a winter night if you are looking for something new to try. We thought it needed more seasoning,so I added a lot of cilantro ,ground cumin and cayenne pepper. I also added 1/2 cup of black beans for texture. It tasted better fresh,because it becomes very thick after standing in refrigerator overnight.Thank you for posting.

Arichka January 03, 2010