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Deconstructed Beef Tamales

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Deconstructed Beef Tamales


  • 1 1/2 lbs Laura's Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Small onion
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Salsa (to taste)
  • 10 Corn husks
  • 3 3/4 cups Sweet corn (cut from the cob, or frozen if not in season)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 4 tsps Corn meal
  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 cup Pico de Gallo (optional)
  • 1 cup Guacamole (optional)
  • 1 cup Sour cream (optional)
  • 1 cup Shredded jack cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Minced cilantro (optional)


1.    In a skillet, heat oil. Add onions, garlic, and salt and cook for 2 minutes add ground beef and cook until done at 160 degrees.
2.    Preheat oven to 325F. Grease a small baking sheet and set aside. 
3.    In a food processor, grind the corn and then add the sugar, flour, corn meal, butter and baking powder. 
4.    Grind together very well making a masa. 
5.    Spread in the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the oven until heated through. Do not over bake, causing the masa to dry out. Remove from oven. 
6.    Cut a portion of the warm masa. 
7.    Place on top of a corn husk. Spoon beef on top. 
8.    Garnish with pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, and cilantro.

Recipe credit: Chef Christy Vega

Recipe video link: https://youtu.be/6G8cjxBh9fE


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