New Mexico Green Chile and Cheese Tamales Recipe – I am New Mexico

New Mexico Green Chile and Cheese Tamales Recipe


Green Chile Goat Cheese Tamales


Serves 12

  • 6 cups masa harina
  • 3 oz. New Mexico Green Chile
  • 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 8 1/10 tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 15 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup cheese
  • 3 cup warm water
  • 3 3/4 cups roasted corn


  • Combine masa, baking powder, and salt in mixing bowl.
  • Using the paddle attachment of an electric mixer, add butter, cheese, Green Chile and shortening.
  • Mix at high speed for 3 minutes- add water and beat at low speed for 2 minutes.
  • Scrape bowl and add corn – beat for 1 minute more.
  • Wrap dough and allow to rest for 30 minutes.
  • On an open dried corn husk, spread 4oz. masa in a large circle in the middle of husk.
  • Roll from the sides.
  • Using strips of re-hydrated husk, tie off both ends tightly.
  • Steam for 30 minutes.
  • Serve and top with red or green chile, or both (Christmas style)

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