- 1 pound and a half ripe plum tomato.
- 2 chili peppers.
- 3 guaque chilies.
- 2 ounces of sesame.
- 2 ounces of pepitoria.
- 1 small slice of cinnamon.
- 1 ounce of lard.
- 1 and a half pounds of corn dough.
- 8 ounces of hog butter.
- 1 suitcase of banana leaves.
- 2 suitcases of maxán leaves.
- 3 chili peppers to be roasted.
- 4 ounces of olives.
- 4 ounces capers.
- 2 pounds of pork.
- 1/2 pound bacon in small pieces — optional.
- First, start by cutting the maxán leaves into squares, washing and drying in the sun.
- Cut the banana leaves into approximately 25-centimeter squares and cook in water for 10 minutes.
- Soak the cibaque strips to soften them.
- Then proceed to chop the tomatoes.
- Wash and remove the seeds from the guaque chili.
- Add a little butter to the pan and cook the previous ingredients.
- Then, crush the mixture and season the sesame, the pepitoria, cinnamon, achiote and salt with a little salt.
- If you want to add bacon, cut it into small pieces and add it to the errand.
- Cut the pork into regular-size squares and add to the errand.
- In a frying pan, melt a little butter and fry the meat with the message.
- Separately roast the peppers, peel, split, devein and remove the seeds.
- Cut the chilies into strips and reserve.
- Undo and mix the corn dough in half a liter of water and blend.
- Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add the dough, stirring constantly.
- When the dough is thick, beat and add enough salt. Remember that the taste of salt tends to be lost during cooking.
- If the dough is too thick, you can add hot water little by little.
- When the dough is ready, remove from the heat and add the butter.
- Beat until the butter is mixed well and the batter turns a little shiny.
- Place a banana leaf on a maxán leaf diagonally.
- In the center add a portion of dough and abundant errand, just like the meat.
- Also add olives, capers, raisins, and chili pepper strips.
- Fold the leaves to form a bundle.
- Tie with cibaque strips.
- In the bottom of a pot, put the remaining leaves, 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
- When it starts to boil, place the tamales.
- Cover the pot with more leaves and a blanket.
- Finally, boil for about 1 hour and a half.