Hot Tamales (Louisiana Style)
210 mins (prep 60, cooking 150)
17 ingredients
75 servings
These take a bit of time to roll, but the end result is well worth the effort. My Maw maw-in-law taught me how to make hot tamales with this recipe (she learned how to make them from a friend in Texas.) You can adjust the spices to your tastes- my husband loves it when you use tablespoons instead of teaspoons, but I find it too hot. You can also use all beef instead of that 1 lb of pork, if you prefer. Tamale wrappers are available in specialty stores, or online, although some grocery stores carry them. You will need 80-100 6-inch paper tamale wrappers, which are not listed in the ingredients as they aren't food. This recipe makes a lot by design, and they freeze wonderfully.I took pictures of the steps involved in rolling the tamales and posted them on my blog in case my directions aren't clear:

Categories:  cajun , north-american , american , beef , meat , number-of-servings , <-4-hours , southern-u.s. , appetizer , time-to-make , for-large-groups ,
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Serving Size (6.34 g)
Servings 75
Amount per Serving
Calories 17.83 Calories from Fat 15.57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.73g 199.56%
Saturated Fat 0.21g 78.37%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 344.75mg 1077.35%
Total Carbohydrate 0.74g 18.46%
Dietary Fiber 0.39 g 117.96%
Sugars 0.19 g %
Protein 0.18g 27.19%
Vitamin A 318.65IU% Vitamin C 0.28mg%
Calcium 4.09mg% Iron 0.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground pork, ground beef, cornmeal, cornmeal, stalks celery