Please the whole table when you serve these Black Bean Tamales with Mole. Banana leaves help give these Black Bean Tamales with Mole their great flavor.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 24 servings
1 onion, chopped
1 Tbsp. oil
1 cup refried black beans
1 pkg. (1 lb.) frozen banana leaves, thawed
1 chicken bouillon cube
1-1/4 cups warm water
1-1/2 cups masa harina
1/3 cup lard
1/2 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
1-1/2 cups prepared mole sauce
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Let's Make It
Cook onions in hot oil in medium skillet on medium heat 10 min. or until caramelized, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans.
Cut sheets of foil into 24 (8x6-inch) pieces; repeat with banana leaves. Cover bottom of steamer with any remaining banana leaves.
Dissolve bouillon cube in warm water in large bowl. Add masa harina, lard and sour cream; mix well. Divide dough in half.
Pat 1 dough piece into 12x10-inch rectangle on 16x14-inch sheet of plastic wrap. Spread with 1/2 cup bean mixture; top with 1/2 cup mozzarella. Roll up dough, starting at one long side, using plastic wrap to help roll dough. (Do not roll plastic wrap up with dough.) Repeat to make second log. Discard plastic wrap.
Cut each log into 1-inch-thick slices. Place 1 slice on center of each banana leaf piece; fold leaf lengthwise in half, then fold over both short ends of leaf to completely enclose filling. Wrap in foil pieces.
Place tamales in steamer; cover. Steam 1 hour or until filling pulls away from banana leaves, adding more water to steamer if necessary. Serve with mole sauce.
Use a metal spatula to easily spread both the masa dough and refried beans onto the dough.
Make prepared mole sauce by reconstituting mole paste with water or broth as directed on package.
Substitute 2-2/3 cups prepared masa dough for the masa harina, broth, lard and sour cream.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 9g
Dietary Fibers 0.9946g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
24 servings, 1 tamale each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.