Two words: Cheese and Chile. PERIOD. Two of my favorite flavor combinations ever! They really do go hand in hand. If they were people, I imagine they'd be lovers.
Ok, seriously speaking, I'm not lying when I say this flavor combo is yummy. These two also happen to be the main ingredients to the tamales I've made every year for the last 10 years: my homemade tamales with rajas (chile strips) and cheese. A lot of people think tamales are a long and laborious dish to make. And maybe they are… but oh are they worth it!
When I make them with my aunts and friends, we get a production line going with everyone doing a certain task. My mom and my two aunts are spreaders; my best friends are fillers, and the rest of us are folders. It's works really well! We chat away as we make our tamales. It's a wonderful tradition that makes me feel extremely close to the gals in my life.
I recommend you give it a try and get a little girl bonding time over tamales.
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