Tamale Boats Recipe

Did you know Tamales are always best made at home? Here's a simple and quick to make recipe for Tamale Boats. Do try it and enjoy the taste!


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
MethodInterest Group


 Flour1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), measured after sifting
 Corn meal1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Chili powder1 Teaspoon
 Shortening1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Water1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1593 Calories from Fat 653

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 74 g113.3%

Saturated Fat 17.5 g87.5%

Trans Fat 9 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2021.4 mg84.2%

Total Carbohydrates 207 g68.9%

Dietary Fiber 12.1 g48.3%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 25 g50.5%

Vitamin A 29.6% Vitamin C 5.3%

Calcium 4.4% Iron 67.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Sift together the dry ingredients.
With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add water, mixing lightly only until dampened.
Roll out on a lightly floured board to form a rectangle about 12x18.
Cut in half lengthwise.
Place .a rectangle of dough over the inside'of a corn stick pan shaping each section to form a boat.
Cut almost through the dough between each corn stick mold.
Bake in a hot oven (425°F.) 10 to 12 minutes or until pastry is lightly browned.
Separate the boats by cutting the rest of the way through the pastry between each corn stick mold.
Arrange the boats on a platter and fill with meat mixture.