Homemade Pork Tamales

Have you ever wondered how to make tamales? We’re spilling all of our secrets and walking you through the steps of making this authentic Mexican dish. While it’s a bit time-consuming, it is well worth the effort! Our pork tamales recipe results in ultra-tender, meaty tamales with a touch of spicy.

Roasted pork shoulder Red chili sauce Monterey Jack cheese  Instant corn masa flour (masa harina) Baking powder Salt Cumin powder Garlic powder Lard, beef tallow, or butter Chicken broth


Prepare the corn husks: Pour hot water over the corn husks and let them soak.

Step One

Make the filling: Follow the recipe for the pork shoulder and the chile sauce. Shred the pork and mix it with the sauce.

Step Two

Make the masa: The trick to the masa is to beat the dough until it is light and fluffy.

Step Three

Assemble the tamales: Spread the masa on the top two-thirds of a corn husk and place the filling in the center of the dough. Add a slice of cheese next to the filling then roll them up.

Step Four

Cook the tamales: We show you how to steam them on the stove or in an Instant Pot.

Step Five

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