Wow! This was my first tamale making try and they were easily the most delicious tamales i've ever had. I also made picadillo and poblano chiles with cheese tamales and this was everyone's favorite. Rick Bayless is a genius!!! Simple flavors that really pack a punch. I used Red Sauce for Tamales or Enchiladas Etc... for the tamale sauce on the side. Perfection!
A group of friends and I make tamales every year just before Xmas. This year I wanted to try some with chicken and found this recipe. We doubled the recipe and used 4 jalapenos. That was enough to let you know they were in there without making you run for a glass of milk. I also added a bottle of salsa verde as we had too much chicken for the doubled batch of sauce. We used our own masa instead of the one called for in the recipe. The doubled recipe yielded 7 dozen, although we all like thin masa and lots of meat, so you could probably get more out of it if you don't like your tamales as meaty. Very good and will be adding this as a regular to our annual tamale making day.
We made this Tamale Recipe at a Residential Treatment Center for Teenagers this holiday season. We made it a group effort, with over 15 boys, multiplied the recipe to make 150 tamales. They were wonderful! The kids were amazed and had never eatten anything so yummmy...even the picky ones. The filling is OUTSTANDING! We have been making the filling at hom just to have around for taco's and adapt as a green chile stew
my dil family makes these , they are wonderful
I saw this recipe two days ago. Loving mexican food , I decided to make these. My wife and I made these yesterday and my family loved them, I can say I loved them too...great recipe, great flavour!!!
Guests just inhaled these. Rave reviews by all. Thanks for sharing!
Really fabulous! We dummied it down by using store-bought salsa verde instead of roasting the tomatillos, it worked perfectly. Thanks for posting! Now we can have tamales without a whole day ordeal.
This is an excellent recipe. I have the Rick Bayless book that this was published in and made a big batch of these awhile back ago, they reheat very well.
These were awesome! Will be making them frequently. Thanks for the recipe.
I went to a local groceria to get the ingredients. Totally worth the effort!