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Making Pulled Pork Tamales

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Making the Masa Dough
Making Tamales Step 6

Making Tamales Step 6

Derrick Riches
Once the dough is together, it's time to add in the lard or shortening. The choice of either is up to you. The lard produces a more authentic tamale, while shortening will slightly decrease the fat content.

Combine 2/3 cup of whipped shortening or lard into the masa dough and mix thoroughly. This is your tamale dough.

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