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Tamale Fillings

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Authentic

  • 3 cups shredded beef
  • 8 large roasted chiles- skin, seeds and veins removed and coarsely chopped.
  • 1 white onion- peeled and coarsely chopped.
  • 6 cloves of garlic- peeled and crushed.
  • 1 jalapeno- seeded and diced
  • 3 potatoes- peeled, boiled and chopped into large chunks.
  • 1 cup homemade chile sauce or store bought.

Green Chile

  • 1 cup green chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cups shredded Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup green chile sauce
  • 1/2 cup whole corn kernels added to dough

México Del sur

  • 2 cups shredded chicken, seasoned with hoja santa
  • 1 cup fresh, whole corn kernels
  • 1 cup finely diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup red chile sauce

Yucutan

  • 2 cups cubed, cooked chicken marinated in citrus flavors
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese, crumbled
  • 2 serrano chiles, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Black Bean and Cheese

  • 2 cups seasoned black beans
  • 1/4 cup liquid from beans (bean broth)
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro
  • 1 cup queso panela shredded
  • 1/2 cup onion, peeled and coarsely chopped

Mariscos

  • 2 cups cooked shrimp or lobster
  • 1 cup shredded Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup mariscos sauce- 1/4 cup heavy cream mixed with 1/4 cup mayonnaise, seasoned with 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped.

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