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Picante Pulled Pork Tamales

Picante Pulled Pork Tamales

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Yes, you can make tamales at home...and this version combines an unusual mix of ingredients, like chipotle, lime, raisins and peanuts, to make an absolutely mouthwatering dish.

serves 12 tamales


cost per recipe: $7.51

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  • 3/4

    pound boneless pork chop (about 3 pork chops)

  • 1 1/4

    teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2

    jars (16 ounces each ) Pace® Picante Sauce - Medium

  • 1/2

    teaspoon ground chipotle chile powder

  • 3

    tablespoons lime juice

  • 1

    cup whole kernel corn

  • 6

    large pimento-stuffed olives, cut up

  • 1/4

    cup raisins

  • 3

    tablespoons chopped dry roasted salted peanuts

  • 1 1/3

    cups masa harina or precooked yellow cornmeal(masarepa)

  • 5

    tablespoons vegetable shortening

  • 1

    cup boiling water

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How to Make It

Step 1

Season the pork chops with the cumin. Cook the chops in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until they're well browned on both sides. Stir 1 cup picante sauce and ground chipotle in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 45 minutes or until the chops are cooked through. Cool slightly. Shred the pork, using two forks.

Step 2

Stir the lime juice, corn, olives, raisins, peanuts and 1 cup picante sauce into the shredded pork.

Step 3

Beat the masa harina and shortening in a medium bowl with an electric mixer. Slowly beat in the water and 1/2 cup picante sauce. Divide the mixture into 12 portions. Spread or press each portion in a 4-inch square on a 12-inch square sheet of aluminum foil. Top each with 1/4 cup pork mixture and fold in sides of masa harina mixture to enclose the filling. Roll up in foil, twisting the ends.

Step 4

Place the tamales in a steamer over boiling water. Steam for 1 hour. Serve with additional picante sauce.

Recipe Tips

  • Easy Substitution: You can substitute pull-up aluminum foil sheets for the regular foil.

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Made With
Pace® Picante Sauce - Medium

Pace® Picante Sauce - Medium


Ratings & Reviews

  • VS123

    May 13, 2015


    Good recipe

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  • IFortuna

    May 1, 2013

    Really good!

    This is more of an empanada recipe but for tamales it is really creative . I love golden raisins in my food and this dish is perfect. The only thing that I would suggest is to pressure cook a pork roast. I cook it about 30 minutes per pound. It will fall apart and be tender and juicy.

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  • Barbie D.

    October 7, 2005

    Picante Pulled Pork Tamales

    Delete raisins and peanuts

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