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Cuban Tamales


Based on a Godinez family recipe

servings:Makes 2 dozen tamales
prep time:
30 minutes
total time:
2 hours 30 minutes


  • Sofrito:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green olives, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive brine
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Tamales:
  • 1 can cream corn
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • sofrito
  • 2 cups meat (usually pork) chopped or shredded
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