Add hot water to bouillon cube in small bowl; let stand until dissolved. Use wooden spoon to mix lard, potatoes, baking powder and nutmeg in large bowl until blended. Add masa harina and chicken broth; stir until mixture forms soft dough.
Spread 1/4 cup masa dough into 4-inch square down center of each of 16 corn husks, leaving about 2 inches at top of husk; top with 2 Tbsp. cheese. Fold over sides and both ends of each husk to completely enclose filling.
Pour 3 cups water into tamalera. Use enough of the remaining corn husks to line bottom and side of tamalera. Stand tamales, open ends up, in tamalera; cover with remaining husks. Steam 1 hour or until tamales are done, adding water to tamalera if needed. (Tamales are cooked when they pull away from husks.) Cool slightly. Serve with sour cream.
Serve with fresh fruit and a side salad to round out the meal.
If You Don't Have a Tamalera
Stand assembled tamales in steamer basket in large saucepan filled 1/4-full with water. (Make sure tamales are not touching the water.) Bring water to boil; cover. Steam 1 hour or until tamales are done, adding more water to saucepan if necessary.
This is a great way to use leftovers. Prepare tamales as directed, substituting chopped cooked pork, beef or beans for the mashed sweet potatoes.
To avoid burning bottom of tamalera if it runs out of water, add a coin to tamalera along with the water. The coin will sizzle throughout the cooking time. If the sizzling stops, more water needs to be added to the tamalera.
Corn husks can be soaked up to 24 hours before using as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 17g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.