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Vegetarian Tamales - Mommie Cooks

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
 
One serving costs about $8.19 One serving costs about $8.19 One serving costs about $8.19

$8.19 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

1 vegetarian,gluten-free,healthy,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mexican
spoonacular Score:20%

Spoonacular Score: 20%

 

Vegetarian Tamales - Mommie Cooks takes roughly 45 minutes from beginning to end. This recipe makes 1 servings with 2065 calories, 41g of protein, and 125g of fat each. For $8.19 per serving, this recipe covers 68% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It works well as a Mexican main course. 1 person found this recipe to be flavorful and satisfying. It is brought to you by Foodista. Head to the store and pick up cumin, oil, green onions, and a few other things to make it today. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and lacto ovo vegetarian diet. Overall, this recipe earns an outstanding spoonacular score of 87%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Salsa Verde By Mommie Cooks, Turkey Goulash By Mommie Cooks, and Chicken Fajitas By Mommie Cooks.

Tamales works really well with Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sparkling rosé. Acidic white wines like riesling or low-tannin reds like pinot noir can work well with Mexican dishes. Sparkling rosé is a safe pairing too. The Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir with a 4.6 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 35 dollars per bottle.

Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir

Located in one of the highest-plantable sites in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County, this pristine bench offers the Las Alturas Vineyard cool, coastal days with consistent sunshine and a foundation of Gloria sandy loam soil.When planting this 15-acre vineyard, we matched various Pinot Noir clones to individual slopes and soil attributes of the land. Our yields are deliberately kept low in order to preserve the fruit intensity these clonal choices have given us.Very dark burgundy; aromas of black cherry and tilled earth are abundant and a delight for the senses. The palette is full, chewy and rich. It coats the mouth with flavors of berry pie filling, sweet spices, and plum, all encased by a complex textural structure that leads to an elegantly supple finish that calls for another sip.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 tsp
1 tsp baking powder
baking powder
5.25 cups
5.25 cups veggie broth
veggie broth
1 stick
1 stick butter
butter
2 tsps
2 tsps chili powder
chili powder
1 bunch
1 bunch of cilantro
of cilantro
1 bunch
1 bunch of cilantro
of cilantro
1 pkg
1 pkg corn husks
corn husks
2 tsps
2 tsps cumin
cumin
1 clove
1 clove garlic
garlic
3
3  green onions
green onions
0.5
0.5  lime (juice)
lime (juice)
2 cups
2 cups masa
masa
some
some oil
oil
2
2  roma tomatoes
roma tomatoes
some
some salt
salt
0.5 cup
0.5 cup shredded cheddar cheese
shredded cheddar cheese
1
1  zucchini
zucchini
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp
baking powder
5.25 cups veggie broth
5.25 cups
veggie broth
1 stick butter
1 stick
butter
2 tsps chili powder
2 tsps
chili powder
1 bunch of cilantro
1 bunch
of cilantro
1 bunch of cilantro
1 bunch
of cilantro
1 pkg corn husks
1 pkg
corn husks
2 tsps cumin
2 tsps
cumin
1 clove garlic
1 clove
garlic
3  green onions
3
green onions
0.5  lime (juice)
0.5
lime (juice)
2 cups masa
2 cups
masa
some oil
some
oil
2  roma tomatoes
2
roma tomatoes
some salt
some
salt
0.5 cup shredded cheddar cheese
0.5 cup
shredded cheddar cheese
1  zucchini
1
zucchini

Equipment

pot
pot
sieve
sieve
blender
blender
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
pot
pot
sieve
sieve
blender
blender
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Start off by soaking your corn husks in water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Grab a bowl and add in the masa, baking powder, 1/2 tsp of the salt, and 1 tsp of both the cumin, and chili powder.
  3. Now add 2 cups of the veggie broth to your mixture and form a dough.
  4. Pop your stick of butter into your mixer and whip it up for a minute or so.
  5. Add the masa dough in and mix it up well again.
  6. Set your finished dough aside and let's move on to the filling.
  7. Grab your saute pan and cook up your zucchini, green onions, and garlic on medium heat in the tbsp of oil for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Now add in the rest of your broth (1/4 cup), the cilantro, tomatoes, lime juice, and the remaining cumin, chili powder (1 tsp each) and salt (1/4 tsp).
  9. Stir it together and add in the shredded cheese.
  10. Are you ready to assemble cuz it's time! Grab up one of your soaked corn husks and slather a good amount of the masa mixture on top.
  11. Now, take a spoonful of your veggie filling and place it down the middle third of your tamale. Make sure to leave a bit of space at the ends.
  12. Wrap it up like you would a burrito and tie it off. I used another corn husk to tie it up.
  13. Grab a big pot and steam those beautiful rolled up veggie delights for about 90 minutes on medium high heat. I didn't have a steamer that big, so I used my large stock pot and placed my noodle strainer inside of it with the pot cover over the top.
  14. While the tamales are steaming, periodically check your water level to ensure you don't boil it all away!
  15. Pull one out after 90 minutes and unwrap it to see if it's cooked through. The masa should be firm.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $8.45
Ingredient
1 teaspoon baking powder
5.25 cups veggie broth
1 stick butter
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 bunch of cilantro
1 bunch of cilantro
1 package corn husks
2 teaspoons cumin
1 clove garlic
3 green onions
½ lime (juice)
2 cups masa
some oil
2 roma tomatoes
½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 zucchini
Price
$0.03
$3.97
$0.97
$0.17
$0.26
$0.26
$0.02
$0.26
$0.07
$0.24
$0.13
$0.41
$0.04
$0.47
$0.61
$0.56
$8.45

Nutritional Information

Quickview
2066 Calories
41g Protein
124g Total Fat
212g Carbs
74% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
2066k
103%

Fat
124g
192%

  Saturated Fat
70g
442%

Carbohydrates
212g
71%

  Sugar
20g
23%

Cholesterol
299mg
100%

Sodium
6768mg
294%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
41g
83%

Vitamin B1
3mg
240%

Vitamin A
10613IU
212%

Vitamin K
158µg
151%

Folate
593µg
148%

Vitamin B2
2mg
144%

Iron
22mg
127%

Vitamin B3
25mg
127%

Calcium
1110mg
111%

Phosphorus
1025mg
103%

Manganese
1mg
95%

Vitamin B6
1mg
87%

Fiber
21g
85%

Vitamin C
68mg
84%

Magnesium
313mg
78%

Selenium
51µg
73%

Potassium
1838mg
53%

Zinc
7mg
52%

Vitamin E
6mg
45%

Copper
0.76mg
38%

Vitamin B5
1mg
15%

Vitamin B12
0.79µg
13%

Vitamin D
0.34µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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