Roasted Pork Tamales

Roasted Pork Tamales

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370
calories
25
ingredients
30
servings
3.76

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Ingredients

15 dried guajillo chiles these are quite mild chiles, so if you want something a bit spicier, I suggest you go for it
8 cups hot water for soaking the chiles in
4 cloves garlic peeled
2 1/2 tsps oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes optional
1 lb tomatillos fresh, alternatively, you can use the pre-roasted tomatillos in a can
1 shallots or ¼ an onion, peeled and cut in half
4 cloves garlic unpeeled
3 jalapeno chilies I used 2; if you like it spicy, use 3, if you like it mild, use 1
1 handful cilantro
1/2 lime
1/8 tsp kosher salt
1 1/3 cups shortening
4 cups masa mix, I used the Maseca brand, which I highly recommend - please note that this is not just corn flour, it is masa mix made from cornmeal
4 cups broth good quality, I used a stock that I made and froze from my Thanksgiving turkey, but you can use any high quality broth, such as beef broth, as long as it isn't low-sodium or anything like that. You want your masa to be full of FLAVOR!
60 corn husks dried, this is more than you need, but you will need extras for tying the tamales with and it's good to have some extras in case you mess up
masa prepared, recipe above
5 lbs pork roasted, recipe above
2 cups salsa verde recipe above - feel free to use store bought salsa if you're short on time

Nutrition Facts

370
calories
19
g fat
2
g sugar
Amount Per Serving (recipe is 30 servings)
Calories 370
Calories From Fat 170
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
29%
Saturated Fat 45g
225%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 105mg
35%
Sodium 540mg
23%
Potassium 730mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 35g
70%
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
8%
Calcium
8%
Iron
15%

Weight Watchers Points

PointsPlus: 10
SmartPoints: 20