This tamale recipe is about as traditional as you can get, although I use a roast instead of the whole pig head that many Mexican women use. I have also used beef, but they just do not taste quite the same. These take about all day to make and are a lot of work, but they are so worth the time and the effort. Not for the faint-hearted cook for sure. They are a huge hit here in the West. For added flavor, top with either some of the red sauce used to prepare this recipe, or with my favorite…
Red Chili Sauce (To Be Used With Traditional Tamales) from Food.com: This is the recipe I use to make Traditional Tamales (Pork). For an online tamale making tutorial, including pictures, please see http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=188623 posted in the Mexican cooking forum.
Easy Pork Tamales recipe. How to make tamales at home, and it’s easier than you may think. Classic Mexican holiday dish that takes a good amount of time to make, but totally worth it once you bite into a fresh tamale right out of the steamer. We will show you how to easily make these using the slow-cooker, how to wrap the tamales, and how to steam them too. (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)
Making Tamales - Step by Step I read this entire pin. I love making tamales. The only difference between this recipe and mine is that I add spices to my masa. Her recipe is the only one I have found on Pinterest that makes sense and is correct.