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Corn and Black Bean Tamales

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24 servings

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  • Beat masa harina, water and lard in large bowl with mixer on low speed 3 min. or until well blended. Gradually beat in broth. Add sour cream; beat 5 min. or until light and fluffy. Place half the dough in medium bowl; mix in beans, chipotle peppers and 1/2 cup cheese. Add corn, poblano chiles and remaining 1/2 cup cheese to remaining dough; mix well.
  • Place 1 corn husk on flat surface. Spoon 1 Tbsp. corn mixture onto husk about 1 inch from one end; spoon 1 Tbsp. bean mixture 1 inch from other end. Fold husk over fillings, then tie in center with thin strip of additional corn husk before tying at both ends. Repeat with remaining husks and filling.
  • Line bottom of steamer with half the remaining husks; place tamales in steamer. Cover with remaining husks to completely enclose tamales. Cover tamalera; steam 50 min. or until fillings pull away from husks, adding more water to pot when necessary.

How to Soak Corn Husks

Soak corn husks in hot water at least 30 min. or up to 24 hours. Let any leftover soaked corn husks dry out, then store in cool dry place for another use.

How to Know if Masa Dough is Ready to Cook

Drop 1/2 tsp. of masa dough into glass of water. If dough floats to surface, it is beaten to the right consistency.

Cooking Know-How

If you don't have a tamalera, stand tamales in a steamer basket in large saucepan or saucepot filled one-fourth full with water. (Make sure tamales are not in the water.) Bring water to boil; cover. Steam 1 hour or until fillings pull away from husks, adding more water to saucepan as needed.


  • 24 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings
Calories 100
% Daily Value
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 70mg
Carbohydrate 10g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • sNic |

    I made this recipe exactly as directed and the tamales never firmed up. I checked them every 15 minutes after an hour, steaming them for an additional hour, and they remained mush as when I spooned them into the husk. I tasted one before throwing the lot out and the flavor was good, but nobody wanted to eat mush for dinner. This was a waste of time, energy and money. On to the next tamale recipe!

  • UserName9280701 |

    Estos tamales estan deliciosos y originales