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Carnitas Tamale Pie

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 8
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Ingredients

2
cups flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup vegetable butter or lard
1-1/2 cups chicken stock
2
cups carnitas, shredded
1
can (15 oz) mixed vegetables, drained
1/2
medium onion, chopped
3
Roma tomatoes, chopped
1
serrano chile, finely chopped
1
garlic clove, finely chopped
1
cup Mexican salsa of your choice

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
276.1
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12.6g
19%
Saturated Fat
7.5g
38%
Cholesterol
31.9mg
11%
Sodium
601.9mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
34.6g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
4.4g
Protein
6.7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
13.90%
14%
Calcium
8.10%
8%
Iron
7.40%
7%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Use homemade or store-bought carnitas.

Directions

  • 1 In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • 2 Add the vegetable butter and mix with an electric mixer at medium speed until fully incorporated. Reduce the speed and add the chicken stock until a dough forms.
  • 3 Divide the dough in 2 parts and place it on a baking sheet, spreading it with your fingers.
  • 4 Preheat oven to 350°F. In a big bowl, mix the carnitas with the canned veggies, onion, tomato, serrano chile, garlic and Mexican sauce. Season with salt to taste. Pour the carnitas preparation on the baking sheet.
  • 5 Put the rest of the dough over the carnitas, using your hands to spread it well and covering the whole filling. Bake for 30 minutes or until the dough starts to brown on the sides.
  • 6 Serve and enjoy!

If you like Mexican tamales but never find the time to prepare them at home, you will love this recipe! Made with a tamale dough filled with pork carnitas, veggies and a spicy Mexican sauce. Prepare this recipe in less than an hour and enjoy its amazing taste!

Rate and Comment

Leslie Limon Leslie Limon
September 20, 2016

If you like Mexican tamales but never find the time to prepare them at home, you will love this recipe! Made with a tamale dough filled with pork carnitas, veggies and a spicy Mexican sauce. Prepare this recipe in less than an hour and enjoy its amazing taste!