Homemade Authentic Tamales

Picture yourself in a cozy kitchen filled with the enticing aroma of masa dough, slow-cooked meats, and fragrant spices. That’s the magic of Homemade Authentic Tamales. This cherished recipe has been passed down through generations, and now, we’re sharing the secret to creating these flavorful delights in your own kitchen.


  • 2 cups masa harina
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded beef or pork
  • 1/2 cup red chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup sliced olives
  • 1/4 cup diced onions


  1. Mix masa harina, chicken broth, vegetable oil, baking powder, and salt in a bowl to make the masa dough.
  2. Spread masa dough onto corn husks and add a spoonful of shredded meat, red chili sauce, olives, and onions.
  3. Fold the corn husks to form tamales and steam for 1 hour.
  4. Let them cool for a few minutes, then serve with extra chili sauce.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 tamales

Homemade Authentic Tamales are a labor of love, but the taste is worth every minute. These tamales are perfect for gatherings or a special family dinner.

Nutrition: Calories per tamale – 280 calories, Protein – 10g, Carbohydrates – 30g, Fat – 14g

Picture yourself sharing these tamales with loved ones, savoring the rich flavors, and creating lasting memories. Homemade Authentic Tamales bring people together, and now you can bring this tradition to your own table.