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Chile Rellenos Tamales

This is a basic dough that can be paired with many fillings.

Ingredients

Tamales

Masa Dough for Savory Tamales



Instructions

  1. Tamales: Combine the tomatoes, chipotles, onion, cilantro and salt and set in the refrigerator to chill for one hour.
  2. Cut a small slit in the Anaheim chiles and roast them over a flame; steam them in a bag, then peel and seed them. Cut each pepper into 4 pieces. Tear 2 of the corn husks into strips for tying.
  3. Masa Dough for Savory Tamales: Beat the shortening in a bowl with a whisk until fluffy.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the Masa Harina and salt.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the stock and water.
  6. With an electric mixer (or a wooden spoon), beat the masa and liquid, alternately, into the shortening, adding just enough liquid to make a stiff dough.
  7. Beat in the baking powder last.
  8. Assembly: Spread 1-2 tablespoons of the dough in the center of a husk and put a piece of the roasted Anaheim in the center of the dough; add 2 cubes of cheese. Spread an additional tablespoon of the dough over the filling; fold and tie the tamale.
  9. Steam for 1 hour.


Enough dough for 16-20 tamales.

Other Southwestern tamale recipes you may like...

Sweet Pineapple Tamales
New Mexican Pork Tamales
Chipotle Beef Tamales
Raspberry Tamales


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