Coffee Filter Tamales



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2 Cups Chicken Stock or water
1 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Cup lard
1 Jar Pitted Green Olives - (You can use canned Garbanzo Beans, alternately)
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 Teaspoon Cumin Seed - Toasted
2 Cups Masa Flour
2 Cups Shredded Pork or Chicken
Coffee Filters
Steamer Basket
Large Mixing Bowl

1. * In the bowl, place all the spices, masa flour, lard and stock

2. * Mix until thoroughly combined and set aside for 15 minutes

3. * Place a large pot on high heat with about 3" of water

4. * Bring to a boil and reduce to medium low

5. * Open the filter flat on a work surface and spread 1 Tablespoon of masa dough into the flat center part of the filter

6. * Add 1 Tablespoon of shredded pork

7. * Top the pork with 2 Olives or 2 Garbanzo beans

8. * Place another tablespoon of masa on top of the stack and carefully fold the flutes down onto the tamale to create a disk

9. * Flip the package over and set into a second filter, repeat the fold

10. * Place the packets into a steamer basket and place in the heated pot

11. * Cover and steam the tamales for 1 hour on medium heat - Check the water levels occasionally to make sure the pot doesn't dry out.

12. * Serve immediately with Ranchero Sauce, Salsa Verde, or Tomato Salsa


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