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Tamales de Rajas con Queso – Poblano Cheese Tamale Recipe! Hilah Cooking

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Tamales de rajas con queso are my FAVORITE kind! These vegetarian tamales are filled with cheese and roasted poblano peppers. Tamales are a Christmas Eve tradition in my family and your family will love them, too! ***** Veg Tamales Recipe Below
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Vegetarian Tamales Ingredients
1 bag dried corn husks
3 cups dry masa harina
2 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
3/4 cup soft butter (12 tablespoons) or lard if not vegetarian
2 tablespoons oil (OMIT if using lard)
1-2 teaspoons salt
Filling
2-3 poblano peppers
8-10 ounces Monterey Jack, Oaxacan, Asadero or Manchego cheese
1 cup salsa verde

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Hilah Cooking is a short-form, educational web cooking show focused on making cooking FUN! I show you simple, low-cost recipes with a Texas flair. Everything from how to make tortillas, to churros, to how to poach an egg. Basic cooking techniques and delicious home cooking recipes. New videos every Thursday!

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38 thoughts on “Tamales de Rajas con Queso – Poblano Cheese Tamale Recipe! Hilah Cooking

    1. Hilah Cooking Tamel de elote ,, sooo goood, y Arroz con leche for dessert aww delicious

    2. BLACK BEAN AND COTJA CHEESE ALLL THE WAY! And can I just say that I love that you’re from Texas too! You totally have that Austinite humor and free-spirit! LOVE IT!

    3. Hello, I was raised in Mexico City so literally I’ve tried 1000s of types. But later I was going to make tamales de nopal en Chile guajillo with some panela cheese inside too.

  1. can you like make a easy breakfast meal video thing .. like someone don’t cook can make it , I’d really appreciate that 😍

  2. I made your homemade hot sauce the day after you posted the video. It now goes on EVERYTHING! I would be tempted to put it in these tamales instead of the salsa verde, πŸ™‚ You’re not kidding about the masa expanding during cooking. The first time I made them, I unwittingly put too much into the corn husks and I could barely finish 1 tamale at dinner! My husband and I felt like we had eaten an entire loaf of bread! Very filling! πŸ˜€

    1. +Hilah Cooking ‘Fat’ is another term for a woodie here and ‘whipping your fat’ is basically fapping! Sorry for taking Hilah Cooking down this path πŸ˜‚

    2. You need to return to Australia with the family and spend six months here πŸ˜ƒ

    3. +Hilah Cooking I’m not sure how much they’re into fat whipping across the ditch. They do like their sheep though 😱😳

  3. me encanta que hablar español yo hablo español y inglés thanks you 😘 😘 😘 😘 😘 😘 😘 😘 😘

  4. Fabulous, as usual….my spidey sense tells me….even if I not cook, I watch….English? no Bueno….hardy har har

  5. Great job Hilah! But you may want to spread the masa wider so that you do not have to flip flop the sides to get it to close. Also you can roll in from one side to the other and not have to use ties at all.

    This is the way my Mexican grandma (RIP) Taught me how to make them.

    Love you Hilah!!!

  6. Hi Hila, im Mexican so tamales are a must in our home every year for Christmas! A little trick so your hands don’t burn after peeling the peppers, take a little bit of butter and rub it all over your hands like you would lotion and wash your hands right away once you’re finished peeling them, your hands will not burn and they’ll be super soft afterwards!πŸ˜„ Btw- those look so delicious, I can’t wait for Christmas!!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

  7. Something about you makes you my spirit animal, I”m not exactly sure what it is.. You’re just great, you’re awesome.

  8. Omg the “safe sex” comment made me lmao, your randomness and one of the biggest reason why I love you! Can’t wait to try this!

  9. Hey hila great recipe thank you for this recipe! reminds me of my nanas tamales one as wondering if you have a recipe on the red pork ones?

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