I see them all the time and wonder if they are any good? Also, if they can be frozen? How do they compare to Trader Joe's tamales?
nope...husband makes ours...right now we have beef, potato with green chili and cheese with green chili...he makes at least 2 big batches yearly...and then using the Foodsaver vacuum sealer, seals 3 together....2 for him and 1 for me...or 3 for him..lol
but all tamales can be frozen....then steamed when you want to eat 1 or 2...steam using a rice cooker is a great way...the cooker that has the little steamer insert works great...
my favorite tamale....sweet corn....it's filled with jack cheese and green chilis...YUMMY!!
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Yes, we buy the chicken tamales (for DH)from Costco all the time and I freeze them after using the vacuum food saver. T
Edit-we just moved back to where there is a Trader Joes-I will have to check out their tamales...
No... we make our own. One of our great friends from Mexico taught us how. Costco's are WAY too expensive for us to buy. We can make 10 times as much for the same price.
I never checked this price... if they are xpensive I will not get them
Glad you asked the question. I bought some green chili cheese this week at costco. They were $15 for a dozen. I'm anxious to try them. We just bought some from a school fund raiser that were so good, they were pork and very generous with the pork, so that was the reason I went for the chili cheese. Now I've got to see about getting recipes for them from this post. Sounded YUM!
I've tried Costco's tamales, The pork and chicken and green chile with cheese. They are a bit on the bland side, both the filling and the masa, and the red chile they use is under cooked, which leaves your tummy burning a bit, I grew up in a Mexican household where chile is used every day, so if one cooks chile you should never rush this process of the tamale. Both green and red chile needs to boil at least for two hours, so that it doesn't leave you with a sour stomach, this is crucial for the best tasting tamales. the meat is tender but needs a bit more salt, and the masa is a bit on the dry side, falls apart, this should not happen masa needs to stay in tacked, it's lacking the lard that holds it together and moistness and needs salt to give the masa a flavorful taste of the corn masa, but if you are craving tamales they will do, just expect to have heart burn afterwards. They also freeze nicely. The price i can't quite remember how much they cost, but is around $12 to15 bucks or so for a package of 15 tamales. I can't help on the comparison with Trader Joe's, never bought their tamales.
i have not but there many places here that make and sell them. i like with chili on top of them
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