How To Make Homemade Pork Tamales by Rockin Robin

I will show you step by step how to make tamales. It's really not hard.

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Learn how to make homemade pork tamales that taste delicious. I will go over how to make the pork filling and then how to soften your corn husks. Next will be preparing the masa and then how to fill and roll the husks with masa and pork.

I describe what to look for in a tamale steamer and how to cook the tamales. Nothing beats homemade tamales made from scratch.

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32 thoughts on “How To Make Homemade Pork Tamales by Rockin Robin

  1. Her meat mixture is to runny and chunky. When she opened them up you could see that the tamale wasn’t holding together that great because of the excess liquid in her meat. She should shred the meat, and use the excess juice in her masa to add flavor (instead of water or stock). Masa is very bland unless you do something with it. Her masa also seemed really thick…you want it the consistency of smooth PB…not cookie dough.

  2. Why not use a pressure cooker to tenderize the meat, it wouldn’t be more than 40 minutes. Yuumm….tamales

  3. One of the highest quality videos I have seen on YouTube, and I am not talking about picture resolution.  Also, the tamale recipe looks like one of the better tamale recipes to me (but that is a personal taste test thing.)

  4. howdy from texas am an excutive chef and latino with my ancestry in mexico where you learned to make tamales it beyond me you dont add cinnamon or chicken base or the other ingredients you have mentioned thats a kick below the belt to the latino community and no you dont use a steamer you use your inverted molcajete been a chef for 35 years out of cordon blue cooking school and tamales is staple in our mexican home for holidays thank you 

    1. +oshuntexas So you know how to make tamales, you just came here to gripe?? Unless you’re going to put a video up showing your way, why comment at all?? Why search a tamale video just to be a punk?

    2. +oshuntexas I agree, share your recipe then. Your comments make no sense. Your threatened and bitter. I say: long live tamales – especially if they are NOT made with lard – yuck.

    3. oshuntexas not a single period or comma. I feel like I held my breath the whole time I read that!

  5. This is not how you make tamales the only two real ingredients that you used was the pork and the masa. Cinnamon really!!!

    1. +Luis Camarillo As long as they are ALL different AND delicious, we can enjoy ALL different types of tamales (then after that, we ALL go to the bathroom and “deposit them back to Mother Earth”, Lol! So just chill out, have a HAPPY Halloween and enjoy ALL the different tamales out there, haha. p.s. I was NOT trying to piss you off, sorry IF you’re mad now. So long now–Have a fun Halloween! 😛

  6. People annoy me if something isn’t “traditional” or “authentic.” Its okay if isnt authentic.

  7. A “Pork Butt” is cut from the “shoulders of the hog”, The” HAMS come from the rear leg/hip”……It is a misnomer that many people think, that a Pork “BUTT” is from the rear of a hog….Ask a Butcher, he will tell you the same thing….

    1. +Ladybug12150 Correct….

      Boston butt or pork butt is the American name for a cut of pork that comes from the upper part of the shoulder from the front leg and may contain the blade bone. Boston butt is the most common cut used for pulled pork, a staple of barbecue in the southern United States.
      The barrels the pork went into were called butts. This particular shoulder cut became known around the country as a New England specialty, and hence it became the “Boston butt.”

  8. This is an insult to my people lol. Borderline racist ? jk but that’s not how tamales are made… At all.

  9. The best part is that the filling of pork was a lot! Pretty much all the tamales I have had here in Texas was a 2 to 1 masa to filling! So thanks for making them fat!!

  10. Was wondering if there were any changes to the recipe to make chicken tamale’s or maybe beef.

  11. I know this is an old video, but I really enjoy watching your recipe videos. This video makes me feel like even I can now make tamales (which I love!) and I can’t wait to give it a go! Thank you!

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