I found this recipe and I think I'll give it a try. This is the website I found it at http://www.vivanewmexico.com/nm/food...s.cocinas.html There is a lot of recipes here you all my be interested in. We will be doing this probably on Friday, since dh is working sat & sun.
Tamales (Chile, Meat, Cornmeal-filled Corn Husks)
Yield: 5-6 dozen
Steaming Time: 45 minutes
Corn Husks, Masa,*Water Chile con Carne para Tamales** Recipes below.
1. Rinse corn husks and soak in warm water until pliable.
2. Spread the center portion of each husk with 2 tablespoons of masa mixture. Top with 1 tablespoon* of chile-meat filling.
3. Fold the sides of the husk toward the center, the bottom of the husk up, and the top down. Tie each tamale with a corn husk strip.
4. Pour 2 inches of water into a large steamer. Arrange tamales on a rack in steamer above the water level.
5. Steam tamales for 45 minutes (Longer at high altitudes. May also be steamed in a pressure cooker for 20 minutes at 15 pounds pressure.)
* Varied amounts may be used.
Yield: Filling for 5-6 dozen tamales
6 cups masa harina*
2 cups lard
3 1/2 cups warm water,
2 teaspoons salt approximately
1. Combine the Masa Harina and water in a large mixing bowl to make masa. Set aside.2. Cream the lard and salt in a medium-sized mixing bowl using a mixer at medium speed.3. Add the creamed lard to the masa and mix well.
* Six cups commercially prepared masa may be substituted and the water omitted. Masa Harina is available in the cereal section of most grocery stores.
Chile Con Carne Para Tamales (Chile-Meat Filling)
Yield: Approximately 6 cups
Cooking Time: Approximately 45 minutes
1 1/2 pounds beef or pork, stewed and shredded
2 cups meat broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lard
1/8 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoon comino
1/2 cup Red Chile Powder*
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1. Combine meat and lard in a large skillet and fry meat at medium heat until browned.
2. Add the flour to meat and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
3. Add the chile powder, broth, and seasonings to the meat. Cook at medium heat for approximately 30 minutes, stirring constantly until the mixture has thickened.