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2 lbs of hamburger meat
1/2 cup of corn meal
1 tbsp of Texas Pete Hot Sauce
1 tsp of garlic salt
Dash of black pepper
3 ears of fresh corn (broke in half)
String (thread will work fine)
In a large pot, boil corn. In a large mixing bowl, mix meat, corn meal, hot sauce, garlic salt and pepper. You will have to mix with your bare hands.
Next, roll out mixture into about 5" long sausage shaped tamales. Tamales sizes vary due to husk sizes. Place tamale in corn husk and wrap husk around tamales. Gather one end of husk and tightly pull string around it several times. You do not have to tie off string. Now, do the same for the other end. Wrap all tamales this way.
When you've finished wrapping all your tamales, toss them in the pot of boiling corn and cover. Allow to boil for 20 minutes.
When you start to remove the tamales from the water, you will need to drain each one.
Serve tamales with corn. Yields about 12 tamales.
These are easy, cheap and delicious. Great for doubling and making for a large crowd.