Homemade Christmas Tamales
I live in the Southwest and its just not Christmas without Tamales! Usually I buy them because there are so many amazing Tamale makers out there. But this year I decided to try my own.
I started with my sauce, I used one can of fire roasted tomatoes. One can of diced green chilies and a package of taco seasoning. Using my emersion blender I blended it till smooth.
Then I browned about 3 pounds of boneless country pork ribs in olive oil and added it all to my crock pot and set it for 5 hours. I also put some dried corn husks in the sink to soften.
|Soaking the corn husks|
|Browning the meat|
|Adding the meat to the sauce and setting the crock pot on high for 4 hours.|
|Turning the meat... look at the rich sauce.|
|Shredding the meat|
|Soaked corn husks ready for filling|
|Spread Masa on softened corn husk|
|Pile on some shredded pork|
|Drizzle on a teaspoon of sauce and roll tamale|
|Steam for 45 minutes.|
I served them for dinner plus put some away from Christmas.
I'm linking to Miss "G's" Foodie Friday
Have yourself a merry little Christmas!