Recipe for Beef Tamales. Making fresh tamales is a rewarding experience. This is the perfect project to enjoy with the children. Make a mini assembly line and get the whole family envolved. Make sure to make some dessert tamales too. Tamales freeze very well so it is best to make a large batch.
Huitlacoche (also spelled cuitlacoche) is a fungus which grows naturally on ears of corn (Ustilago maydis). The fungus is harvested and treated as a delicacy. The earthy and somewhat smoky fungus is used to flavor quesadillas, tamales, soups and other specialty dishes.
This is a sample recipe from Tamales 101 by by Alice Guadalupe Tapp. If you have a Mexican market near by you may be able to purchase freshly made masa dough. If don't have a handy source and you don't care to take the time to make it from scratch the masa flour is a quick reasonable substitute.
Pronounced [oo-CHEH-pohs ] Uchepos are fresh corn tamales from the Michoacan region of Mexico. To make them you cut the corn off the cob and mix the fresh corn kernels with the masa dough. This mixture is applied to the fresh green corn husks (not dried husks like typical tamales) The tamales are steamed and served with just a little bit of crema of queso fresco. The tamales should be eaten wit...