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Tamales Rellenos De Nopales Y Queso

Not your typical tamales recipe. Surprise your family with these delicious nopales and queso tamales.

15 Min
1 Hour
1 Hour, 15 Min.



  • 1 cup of lard (200 grams)
  • 2 1/4 cups + 1 tbsp of tamale flour
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper


  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 (15-ounce) jar DOÑA MARÍA® Nopalitos, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced tomato
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 10 Panela Cheese sticks, chopped 3-inch length, and ½ inch width
  • 1/2 (226.5g) HERDEZ® Salsa Verde
  • 10 Corn husks


  1. In large skillet combine oil, tomato, and onion over medium heat, fry 4 minutes, and add garlic.
  2. Fry 5 minutes, add DOÑA MARÍA® Nopalitos
  3. Cook for 3 minutes over low heat
  4. Add salt and pepper and reserve

For Tamales Dough:

  1. In mixer place lard and mix for 5 minutes at medium speed.
  2. In large bowl, add vegetable broth combine flour by cups, little by little, until dough is formed.
  3. Add dough to softened lard and mix at low speed.
  4. Add baking powder, salt, and pepper to the mix. Reserve.
  5. In corn husk add two large tablespoons of masa, spread them through corn husk, add tablespoon of HERDEZ® Salsa Verde, tablespoon of nopal mixture, and 1 slice of cheese.
  6. Close and fold corn husk from the bottom up. Tie it with a piece of leaf cut lengthwise as a thread, so that they do not come apart. REPEAT until dough is finished.
  7. In large steamer Add water, place folder corn husk and cook over high heat for 55 minutes or until cooked.