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Old 10-16-2006, 12:29 PM   #1
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Hot Tamales

I recently made some hot tamales from a family recipe, but the Masa mixture was to bland and too stiff. I have six bundles I don't want to waist....does anyone have an idea or recipe I could do with them?


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Old 10-16-2006, 12:34 PM   #2
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breakfast hash. Put them in a hot pan. If it's teflon or cast iron, you shouldn't need to oil it, but some bacon grease would taste good with it.

Then just chop it up some with a metal spatula. Hash it around and heat it up Serve with eggs over easy. Salsa or ketchup would be good as a condiment, just make sure it's not cold from the fridge. Maybe a squeeze of lime.


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Old 10-16-2006, 03:21 PM   #4
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pamzie1954, is it bundles of the masa or the actual tamales you are asking advice on? If it is the masa, add a bit of spicy beef or chicken broth to it; mix very well until it feels the right texture and then use to make more tamales.
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Old 10-17-2006, 03:47 PM   #5
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If the Masai in your tamales was too bland and too thick ... you might need to adjust the recipe a bit (or follow it exactly next time if you made any adjustments to it). The flavor will come from the Masai ingredients and the texture will come from adding the right amount of liquid. Here is a good basic primer on how to make tamales (this is about the way I learned to make them).

I assume that a "bundle" is a dozen cooked tamales. One thing that you might do is shuck a dozen, then place 1 cup chili in a greased 9x13 inch baking dish, add the tamales (like you would enchiladas) and top with chili and diced onion ... bake at 350-F for about 45 minutes, top with grated cheese, and bake another 10 minutes until the cheese melts.
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