I thought these turned out pretty good! Especially with the tomatillo salsa, yum! My husband didn't like the sweet potatoes because they're a similar consistency as the masa dough... but I thought they tasted great.
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tamales with Tomatillo Sauce
cookieamity Posted: 11/02/11
detailaddict Posted: 12/19/11
For a first stab at tamales, I thought this was a lot of work, but I am intrigued enough to try again. The dough was on the bland side so I would add some more salt next time, and I ended up with leftover filling as 2T was too much to fit in 3T masa. The folding instructions also left a bit to be desired ("Fold over one more time"...huh?), and I had to watch a You Tube video to see how it was done. I also had to wonder if there isn't a more efficient way to cook these. But given enough lead time these would make a good party "take-with", and I imagine the filling possibilities are endless.