Pork for Tamales

Caregory : Low Calorie Recipes

A delicious recipe for preparing pork to use in making pork tamales. After the meat is cooked and shredded, mix with salsa and refrigerate overnight. If you are making your own tamale dough, you may want to reserve 1 1/4 cup of the broth before draining.


    • 1 pound pork butt roast

    • 2 ½ cups water

    • ½ onion

    • 1 clove garlic, peeled

    • 1 bay leaf

    • salt to taste

    • 8 black peppercorns

    • 1 dried red chile pepper


    1. Trim fat from pork butt. Cut into chunks and place in a large saucepan. Add water, onion, garlic, bay leaf, salt, peppercorns and chile pepper. Bring to a boil; skim foam from surface. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour.

    2. Drain broth, let meat cool and shred with a fork. Refrigerate overnight if desired.


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