Chipotle Beef Tamales

Chipotle sauce is a spicy puree of tomatoes, chipotle chile peppers, and adobo sauce, and it gives the filling a mild, smoky heat.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 2 tamales)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 278
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 7.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Protein: 11.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 42.3g
  • Fiber: 4.4g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg
  • Iron: 2.2mg
  • Sodium: 586mg
  • Calcium: 108mg

Ingredients

  • 24 dried corn husks
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 (7-ounce) can chipotle sauce
  • 4 1/2 cups Basic Masa Dough
  • 2 cups hot water

Preparation

  1. 1. Place corn husks in a large bowl; cover with water. Weight husks down with a can; soak 30 minutes. Drain husks.
  2. 2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add oregano, salt, and beef; cook 8 minutes or until beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Add chipotle sauce; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. 3. Preheat oven to 450°.
  4. 4. Working with one husk at a time, place about 3 tablespoons Basic Masa Dough in the center of husk about 1/2 inch from top of husk; press dough into a 4-inch-long by 3-inch-wide rectangle. Spoon about 1 heaping tablespoon beef mixture down one side of dough. Using the corn husk as your guide, fold husk over tamale, being sure to cover filling with dough; fold over 1 more time. Fold bottom end of husk under. Place tamale, seam side down, on the rack of a broiler pan lined with a damp towel. Repeat procedure with remaining husks, Basic Masa Dough, and filling. Cover filled tamales with another damp towel. Pour 2 cups hot water in the bottom of a broiler pan; top with prepared rack.
  5. 5. Steam tamales at 450° for 55 minutes, adding water as necessary to maintain a depth of about 1/2 inch. Let the tamales stand for 10 minutes.
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