READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by Terry Davis

Made from scratch tamales, yummy

Top Review by Dabbler

These savory and slightly sweet tamales were great. I subbed ground turkey for the beef and currants for the raisins with excellent results. I soaked the corn husks in warm water first, as other recipes recommended. Also, decided to serve with avocado salsa. Does anyone have other suggestions for condiments? Terrific recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together tortilla flour and water, cover and let stand 20 minutes.
  2. In large bowl beat together butter and salt until fluffy.
  3. Beat in flour mixture until well combined.
  4. Using Corn husks or aluminum foil as a wrapper add 2 tablespoons dough onto each wrapper until dough is all used up.
  5. Spread to 5"x3" rectangle on each one.
  6. In skillet over medium heat saute onion and garlic until onions are clear.
  7. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink.
  8. Drain fat.
  9. Add remainder of ingredients, cover and cook for 20 - 25 minutes.
  10. Add 1 tablespoon meat mixture to each tamale wrapper.
  11. Roll up tamales and seal ends.
  12. Place tamales on rack in steamer.
  13. Add water to just below rack level.
  14. Bring to a boil, cover and steam for 40 - 45 minutes or until tamale pulls away from wrapper. adding water as needed.

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