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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 146 g
(Approx. 24 Servings)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories From Fat 130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15 g 23%
Saturated Fat 1.5 g 8%
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 70 mg 23%
Sodium 470 mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 31 g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%
Sugars 0 g
Protein 21 g
Vitamin A 4% Iron 6%
Vitamin C 0% Calcium 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Basic Tamales

Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Total Time
2 h 30 m
24  People


Recipe makes 24 Servings

1 Azteca Corn Husks
4 cup(s) H-E-B Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth, hot
1 1/4 cup(s) canola oil
1 Tbsp baking powder
7 cup(s) corn masa mix
1/8 Tsp kosher salt
1/8 Tsp pepper
4 12 Oz container H-E-B Fully Cooked Shredded Chicken, or your favorite holiday filling
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Soak corn shucks in hot water for 30 minutes; drain, set aside.
Combine broth, oil, baking powder, masa mix, salt and pepper with an electric mixer, mix for 2-3 minutes to thicken; set aside.
Prepare filling of choice, we used H-E-B Fully Cooked Shredded Chicken. Set aside.
To assemble, spread 2-3 tablespoons masa on smooth side of corn husk.
Place 1-2 tablespoons of filling in the center of the masa.
Fold sides of husks to the in toward center, and fold tail to center.
Place tamales tail side down on a sheet pan until ready to steam.
To steam tamales place 2 inches of water in steamer pot.
Place tamales, tail side down in basket. Don't overcrowd tamales. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook for 2 hours or until the corn shuck pulls away from masa.



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