These homemade Mushroom Tamales are packed with FLAVOR. Slightly smokey and perfect for special occasions. 100% vegan and 100% delicious.
Servings: 13 tamales
For the Filling:
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 12 ounces portobello mushrooms (or 10 caps)
- 1/4 onion diced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 chipotle peppers
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 3/4 cup prepared masa
- 20 corn husks (or half package)
- 8 cups hot water (for corn husks)
- 3 cups water (for steamer pot)
For the Filling:
Heat oil in a large skillet.
Dice the mushrooms and add to the skillet.
Add the onion, salt, cumin, chipotle peppers, and garlic.
Stir to combine.
Cook for 10 minutes, or until liquid has been completely evaporated.
Stir occasionally while the mushrooms are cooking.
For the Corn Husks:
Separate the corn husks and remove any debris.
Remove any dust, corn hair, or bugs you find.
Submerge in hot water.
Place a heavy object over the husks so they can be fully underwater.
30 minutes, or overnight is best.
Drain the water from the corn husks.
Shake off any excess water.
Spread a thin layer of masa on a corn husk.
Avoid the top corner part of the husk.
Add a spoonful of the mushroom filling (or eyeball how much to add) to the center of the husk.
Fold both sides in.
Fold the pointy top of the husk inward.
Place your tamal in a container with the open side up.
Repeat until there are no more ingredients.
Cooking the Tamales:
Add 2 cups hot water to a steamer pot.
Arrange the tamales inside the pot with the open side up.
Cover with the lid.
Cook on medium heat for 60 minutes.
With tongs, move the tamales aside slightly.
Carefully add another cup of water.
Cook for an additional 60 minutes.
Turn the heat off.
Leave the lid on the pot.
Let the tamales sit in the pot for an additional 30 minutes.
The tamales are ready when the tamal peels away from the corn husk easily.
HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?
If the tamales do not peel away easily even after sitting in the pot for 30 minutes, stick them in the fridge. Masa can be fickle.
- In the fridge, Mushroom Tamales last up to 5 days.
- In the freezer, they last up to 6 months in a plastic bag with all the air removed.
Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg