How to Make Mexican Beef Tamales

Alicia Miller's recipe learned from her husband's grandmother...a Christmas Tradition.

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How to Make Mexican Beef Tamales Recipe
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Boil dried peppers and cool. Reserve liquid. Split, strip, discard seeds .

Boil dried peppers and cool. Reserve liquid. Split, strip, discard seeds .

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Cut two cups tomatoes.

Cut two cups tomatoes.

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Puree peppers and tomatoes with a quarter cup beef stock.

Puree peppers and tomatoes with a quarter cup beef stock.

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Pour into shredded beef and mix.

Pour into shredded beef and mix.

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Mmmmmmm! Taste!

Mmmmmmm! Taste!

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Soak corn husks in warm water. Immerse to soften.

Soak corn husks in warm water. Immerse to soften.

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Place 5 lbs white corn masa mix into large bowl.

Place 5 lbs white corn masa mix into large bowl.

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Add beef stock to mix into paste consistency.

Add beef stock to mix into paste consistency.

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With hands, mix in liquid until masa has a toothpaste/peanut butter consistency.

With hands, mix in liquid until masa has a toothpaste/peanut butter consistency.

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Lay out husks, smoothest sides up.

Lay out husks, smoothest sides up.

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Select single layers.

Select single layers.

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Add one inch of water below the steamer plate. Start lining the bottom of the steamer.

Add one inch of water below the steamer plate. Start lining the bottom of the steamer.

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Bottom should look like this to keep boiling water from hitting the tamales in their sauna.... (0;

Bottom should look like this to keep boiling water from hitting the tamales in their sauna.... (0;

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For smaller batches, insert a ceramic bowl to act as a prop.

For smaller batches, insert a ceramic bowl to act as a prop.

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Spread masa evenly and not too thick. It will expand as it cooks.

Spread masa evenly and not too thick. It will expand as it cooks.

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Add meat. Not too much!

Add meat. Not too much!

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Fold masa around the meat and then roll husks to form a double lip.

Fold masa around the meat and then roll husks to form a double lip.

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Tuck raw tamales open ends up into steamer.

Tuck raw tamales open ends up into steamer.

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Fold more empty husks over the sides and tops.

Fold more empty husks over the sides and tops.

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Cover with pottery pie plate. Place lid over pot and steam for one hour. Remove and enjoy!

Cover with pottery pie plate. Place lid over pot and steam for one hour. Remove and enjoy!

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