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Tamale Balls



Tamale Balls

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 3/4 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 2 (29 ounce) cans tomatoes with juice, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • Pinch of granulated sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix ground beef, sausage, tomato sauce, onion and garlic well.
  2. Mix dry ingredients and add to meat mixture. Mix well and shape into about 40 small balls.
  3. Mix sauce ingredients. Pour sauce over balls and simmer covered for 2 hours.


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