Thanksgiving Tamales

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I came up with this idea about a month ago while eating tamales. I thought that this would be a great way to use the left over turkey from our Thanksgiving meal.
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Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

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2 cups cornbread
2 slices of toasted bread
1 egg
1 teaspoon sage
1/4th cup chopped onion
1/3rd cup milk
1/4th cup chicken broth
1/2 cup melted butter
12 Corn Husks
Leftover Cranberry Sauce
Leftover Gravy
Leftover Turkey

Double Boiler
Toaster Oven
Bowl for soaking corn husks
Mixing bowl

Step 2: Soak Corn Husks

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Soak the corn husks before you start. They only need to soak for about 15 minutes. 

Step 3: Mix the dough ingredients

Toast the bread. Take your cornbread and roll it between your hands to crumble it up. Once the toast has cooled crumble it up with the cornbread. Then chop some onion and add it to the breads. Then add the egg, milk, sage, and melted butter. Add chicken broth until you get a spongy consistency. You should be able to shape the mixture and have it hold the form. 

Step 4: Shred your meat

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Take whatever leftover meat you are using and shred it.

Step 5: Roll your tamales

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Take your soaked corn husks and lay one out. Put about two tablespoons of the dough and spread in on the husk. Then place a tablespoon of the shredded meat on the dressing. Then roll the corn husk around the mixture.

Step 6: Cook your tamales

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Place your tamales in the top of the double boiler and let them steam for 45 minutes. You can tell they are done when the dough feels firm to the touch. 

Step 7: Plate and Eat tamales

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Unroll the tamales from the corn husks and cover in your leftover gravy and cranberry sauce. 

Mrballeng2 years ago
Save me a plate.
ehudwill (author)  Mrballeng2 years ago
Glad you like them. I am willing to trade food for anyone of the amazing handmade objects you create. :-)
Diane Chavira3 months ago

Interesting take on tamales...I will have to try these!

mygibzone2 years ago
Yum! I like that the masa looks so much like stuffing too. :)
Interesting recipe and great use of leftovers!
ehudwill (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thank you!
poofrabbit2 years ago
What a simply brilliant idea!
ehudwill (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
bfarm2 years ago
Turkey enchiladas work well too.
ehudwill (author)  bfarm2 years ago
You need to post this creation. It sounds good.
bajablue2 years ago
So creative!!!  I love tamales... and you make this look so easy... and delicious! ;-P~
ehudwill (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Thanks, I am very happy with this project.
dhaw2 years ago
Creative use of Thanksgiving leftovers and easy to follow instructions! Good job!