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Kitt's Cafe Hot Tamales

Filling Ingredients:

  • 14 lbs ground chuck
  • 4 lbs sausage
  • 4 cups Crisco solid shortening
  • 6 Tbsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup Mexene
  • 2 cups chili powder
  • 2 cups paprika
  • 1/2 cup cayenne pepper
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped

Batter Ingredients:

  • 5 to 7 lbs cornmeal
  • 2 cups Crisco solid shortening

Preparation:

Filling: Mix all ingredients for the filling together. Roll into egg-shape balls.

Batter: Add enough very hot water (approximately 6 cups) until mixture will hold together and be pliable. Put mixture around each ball of meat filling. Wrap in tamale paper or prepared corn husks, and steam for 45 minutes.

Makes 15 Dozen

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