Serve with smart sides such as rice and your favorite steamed vegetable.
How to Test Beef Tamales for Doneness
Remove 1 tamale from boiling water; cool 3 min. or until able to open the packet. Dough should pull away from banana leaf. If not completely cooked, reseal packet and place back in boiling water.
Tamales are great to make ahead; they can be assembled and frozen, uncooked, up to 2 months. Cook as directed, increasing the cooking time to 50 min. Or assemble and cook directed, then refrigerate up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave without the foil or steam with the foil.