Introduction: Thanksgiving Tamales

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.

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

Ingredients
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

Tools
Double Boiler
Toaster Oven
Bowl for soaking corn husks
Mixing bowl
Spatula

Step 2: Soak Corn Husks

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

Take whatever leftover meat you are using and shred it.

Step 5: Roll Your Tamales

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

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

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

Comments

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Mrballeng made it!(author)2012-11-28

Save me a plate.

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ehudwill made it!(author)2012-11-28

Glad you like them. I am willing to trade food for anyone of the amazing handmade objects you create. :-)

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Diane+Chavira made it!(author)2015-04-13

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

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ehudwill made it!(author)2015-12-12

How did they turn out?

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Rileyowen made it!(author)2015-11-26

Awesome.....

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ehudwill made it!(author)2015-12-12

Thanks! They were excellent.

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Rebecca34 made it!(author)2015-11-24

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mygibzone made it!(author)2012-11-28

Yum! I like that the masa looks so much like stuffing too. :)

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Penolopy+Bulnick made it!(author)2012-11-27

Interesting recipe and great use of leftovers!

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ehudwill made it!(author)2012-11-28

Thank you!

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poofrabbit made it!(author)2012-11-27

What a simply brilliant idea!

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ehudwill made it!(author)2012-11-28

Thanks!

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bfarm made it!(author)2012-11-28

Turkey enchiladas work well too.

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ehudwill made it!(author)2012-11-28

You need to post this creation. It sounds good.

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bajablue made it!(author)2012-11-27

So creative!!!  I love tamales... and you make this look so easy... and delicious! ;-P~

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ehudwill made it!(author)2012-11-28

Thanks, I am very happy with this project.

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dhaw made it!(author)2012-11-28

Creative use of Thanksgiving leftovers and easy to follow instructions! Good job!

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