Aunt Chilada's-style Green Corn Tamales

For tamale Ingredients:
  • 5 lbs. masa
  • 2 (27 oz.) cans creamed corn
  • 3/4 gallon lard
  • 12 ounce water
  • 12 tablespoons salt
  • Corn husks
  • Cheese for topping
For filling Ingredients:
  • 5 lbs. long green chiles
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp garlic image placeholder

For tamales: In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except corn husks and cheese until well incorporated.

For filling: Roast and peel chiles. Roast tomatoes on a skillet; let cool then peel off skin. In a large skillet, add chiles, onion, tomatoes, salt, pepper and garlic. Remove from heat and let cool. In a large mixing bowl, hand-crush your cooled chile mixture.

Select a large corn husk, spread 3 to 4 tablespoons of the masa mixture across top of husk. Place chile mixture over masa and top with pinch of cheese. Fold over and pull up bottom. Steam in wax paper for 45 minutes.

Makes 4
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member, Phoenix, AZ