Mexican Tamales Making Kit - 5 items

Mexican Tamales Making Kit
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Mexican Tamales Making Kit - 5 Items

Mexican Tamales gift pack. Get all you need to prepare Mexican Tamales.

Everything you need to know to become an expert tamale-maker is in this gift pack. Not only will you get authentic corn husks, tamales masa mix, a can of Salsa Verde with tomatillos and a bag of dry chile peppers, but you'll receive the 12 qt tamale steamer good for making up to 3 dozen tamales.

You can print here a copy of the authentic recipe provided by Maseca to make the real Tamales! There are many ways for making these different tasting tamales, and the fillings range from savory vegetarian, bean, beef, pork, chicken and seafood versions to sweet, fruit-filled desserts.



6 cups Maseca corn masa mix for tamales
6 cups Chicken broth
1 cup corn oil
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 large rotisserie chicken
2 cans Salsa Verde or tomatillo sauce
1 bag corn husks


1. Soak the corn husks in warm water until soft.
2. Blend with an electric mixer Maseca corn masa mix for tamales, corn oil, salt, baking powder and the chicken broth to obtain a consistent mixture.
3. Shred the chicken and marinate in the green salsa or tomatillo sauce.
Spread masa evenly over corn husks, and spread a spoonful of marinated chicken on top of the masa.
4. Fold the sides of the cornhusk to center over the masa so that they overlap to make along package.
5. Fold the empty part of the husk under so that it rests against the side of the tamale with a seam.
6. Place the tamales in tamale steamer and cook tamales for 35-40 minutes. Check every 20 minutes. The tamales are cooked when they separate easily from the corn husk.

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El paquete de lujo para preparar tamales

�Prepare sus propios tamales en casa ahora mismo!

Todo lo que necesita saber para convertirse en un experto en la preparaci�n de tamales se encuentra en este paquete de regalo. �No nada m�s tendr� las hojas de maiz, la harina para tamales, una lata de tomatillos molidos y una bolsa de chiles secos, sino que tambi�n recibir� la tamalera o vaporera y una copia de la autentica receta de Maseca para hacer Tamales! Recuerde que los tamales rellenos pueden ser desde los sabrosos vegetarianos, las versiones de carne y mariscos hasta los dulces rellenos de frutas para postre.



6 tazas de Maseca, harina de ma�z para tamales
6 tazas de caldo de pollo
1 taza de aceite de ma�z
2 cucharaditas de sal
1 1/2 cdtas de polvo para hornear
2 Pollos rostizados grandes
2 latas de Salsa Verde o tomatillo molido (14 oz)
1 bolsa de hojas de ma�z para tamales (8 oz)


Ponga a remojar las hojas de ma�z en agua caliente hasta que queden suaves.
Mezcle con una batidora el�ctrica: Maseca (harina de maiz para tamales), aceite, sal, polvo de hornear y el caldo de pollo hasta formar una masa consistente y uniforme.
Desmenuce el pollo y p�ngalo a marinar en la Salsa Verde.
Tome la hoja de ma�z, unte la masa y unte una cucharada de pollo marinado sobre la masa.
Doble al centro los lados y uno de los extremos de la hoja de ma�z, envolviendo la masa y carne.
Coloque los tamales parados sobre la base del extremo doblado en una vaporera y cocine durante 35 a 40 minutos. Chequelos cada 20 minutos.
El tamal est� cocido cuando se despega de la hoja de ma�z f�cilmente.

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Review Summary
13 Reviews
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23% Recommend this product (3 of 13 responses)
By Suebee
Tamales kit
February 7, 2012
I bought this as a gift for a freind who has already made a batch of the best tamales I have tried, homemade makes a difference. The only thing I question is the size of the pot, the description says 16 quart but it is much smaller than my other 16 quart stock pots. I would have choosen the other kit on this site that comes with the masa spreader and is described as a 12 quart steamer which is probably the size of this one. That spreader would make the process easier.
By saltycoot
Rapid City, SD
tamale making kit
January 1, 2012
even my first attempt was good enough to pass some out to the old single vets that are my neighbors! Wish it had included whatever you have to help smooth and thin the masa!
  • I like this kit
  • I really wish this beginner kit had also had whatever it is you have for smoothing out the masa, I see you do have something, just can't figure out what it is...that was my only complaint on my first try was the lumpy masa - thinner, smoother application would have made even my first attempt IDEAL but I still passed some out to my single vetran neighbors
By Stephanie
Memphis, TN
A Great Kit
December 30, 2011
Although I have not yet used it, I am very pleased with the quality of this product. I wish MexGrocer would include print outs of the red and green tamale recipes posted on their blog - that would be a nice touch. But, in a pinch, the instructions on the Maseca package should do. Thank you and please keep doing what you do so well!!
By Sherry
Review for Mexican Tamales Making Kit
November 3, 2011
I havent used it yet, I has everything I wanted. I would have liked to have had a choice of a larger pot.
By Pamela
Review for Mexican Tamales Making Kit
October 4, 2011
This kit is everything you need to make great tamales,would suggest extra masa and husks so you have extra for your next batch of tamales.Will order more products wish shipping was less paid more for it then items ordered.
By Julie
Review for Mexican Tamales Making Kit
July 2, 2011
Great kit, our tamales came out awesome! Well worth it :)
By Mark M.
Review for Mexican Tamales Making Kit
January 10, 2011
This was a gift for my wife and she loves it. I also got the masa spreader which made the tamale making very easy. These are very good products. Thanks!!
By Irene T.
Review for Mexican Tamales Making Kit
January 2, 2011
This was a gift for my sister and brother-in-law and they loved it! Easy instructions to follow.
By Bobby W.
Review for Mexican Tamales Making Kit
November 27, 2010
Excellent quality kit! Enabled me to make tamales almost as good as my wife's. Of course, nobody can beat my wife's tamales!
By Megan
Review for Mexican Tamales Making Kit
October 26, 2010
The pot is great. Perfect size for a full batch of tamales. I only made a half batch this last time, and had to put a strainer in the pot to hold the tamales. Worked perfectly! Cleans easy, discolors while cooking, great multi-purpose pot.
By Patty M.
Review for Mexican Tamales Making Kit
August 23, 2010
I had never made tamales before and couldn't find corn husks here (small town in Canada). I also didn't have a suitable pot and rack for steaming them so decided to order the whole kit. Upon arrival I was dismayed that the pot was all bashed in at the bottom. I was given a quick refund when I brought it to their attention but I would rather have the pot. I have a smooth top stove and it's going to wobble - I also like my things to look like they are in good repair. So, I have rigged up something with another rack and pot. Anyhow - I used the ingredients included with the kit and made chicken tamales and they were GREAT!. Aside from some very expensive shipping (because it was an international order) and the bashed in pot I'm happy with my transactions with My issues were handled promptly and courteously and all the included food items were satisfactory. If you are going to order this pot be prepared to make a LOT of tamales to fill it - it's huge.
By Linda
Review for Mexican Tamales Making Kit
August 19, 2010
I have NEVER made tamales before. We used to get them from a Mexican lady every Fall when she would come up to Maine. Double-Delish!! I wanted to try making them myself because we couldn't get them from her anymore. This kit was perfect. The tamales came out excellent. They tasted just like hers...maybe even better. Also, I love the pot. I can use it for so many things, not just tamales; for example, steamed lobster or clams or corn on the cob all come out perfect.
By Pat
Review for Mexican Tamales Making Kit
June 19, 2010
This kit is awesome...after Cinco de Mayo, I craved tamales - we can't get them in the Virgin Islands - I made a batch, using all of the products and going to the MexGrocer web site for additional advice on technique - they were wonderful. In my opinion, MexGrocer's customer service was A+ and the order arrived quickly. I would recommend their services to anyone wanting to create authentic Mexican dishes.



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