Tamales Mexicanos aka Chuchitos Guatemaltecos

A dear friend of mine invited me to try her recipe for TAMALES her parents were from Mexico and even though she was born in the US she keep all her Latina traditions.  I was very surprised to discover that her recipe for Tamales was exactly the same as Guatemalan Chuchitos.  The name changes but the food was the same.




Masa Para Tamales MASECA

Green Olives

Garlic, Salt, Peper,

Chicken breast & Pork and/or Beef Roast


Red Dry Chiles “California”

Chicken Broth



Corn Leafs

Mix the ingredients to make the MASA.

2 cups of Maseca, Chicken broth, shortening, salt & pepper

Cook the Chicken and Beef and/or Pork just as you would for normal meal :).   Cut the potatoes in slices, Submerge the Corn Leafs in warm water & get your olives ready 🙂

Then the fun part begins, spread the Masa to the Corn Leaf add your meat or chicken 1 slice of potatoes and 1 green olive.   Fold both sides of corn leaf and fold the bottom up.  And Ta dah!

Tide each type of meat tamale on a different color string so others know witch one is what :).   






Then add the Tamales to the pot (the pork has water in the bottom) Let the Tamales steel for 2 hours or tie masa is cooked.

Then get them out and serve  Yummy!




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  1. They look so good and yummy! it is the first time I read about such a recipe. OMG, I would love to make it!

  2. This is so funny the other day I was talking to somebody about tamales. I am part Puerto Rican and we have a simlar dish called Pastellas. I related them to a Tamale and now stand corrected. They are not similar and now I want to try. Looks so yum! Thank you

  3. Shubhada Bhide

    These tamales Mexicanos looks so delicious and really tempting. I really like how you represent the recipe and the procedure. I loved to try this one.

  4. Pooja Kawatra

    This looks so yummy and love the mexican style recipes and would try this out.

  5. This sounds so yummy! I love spicy foods and I love trying new recipes. I will have to add this one to my list!

  6. Shell

    I love tamales so much . They are one of my fave things!

  7. Yeah, its easy to do 🙂

  8. I’m glad you will try it 🙂

  9. Thank you so much, I love to make this all the time 🙂

  10. Yes they are delicious 🙂

  11. I’m from Guatemala and over there this are call CHUCHITOS, our tamales are made with plantain Leafs 🙂

  12. Who doesn’t love mexican food?! It’s so good! Maybe not that healthy but sooo delish

  13. I know right? Soooo many choices!

  14. You guys are so good in making snacks like this. I hope I can find the ingredients to make this in singapore. I will go for Chicken cuz I don’t eat beef!

  15. Oh my goodness. I live tamales. One of my favorite of the Spanish foods to eat. I want to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

  16. You are very welcome 🙂

  17. They sell then on every store under the Spanish or latino section 🙂

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