Tamales with mincemeat and tomato sauce (Tamales ticulenos/Vaporcitos de carne molida) from Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition (page 104) by David Sterling

  • banana leaves
  • ground beef
  • green bell peppers
  • canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • whole cloves
  • epazote
  • garlic
  • grapefruits
  • smoked ham
  • limes
  • masa harina
  • oranges
  • tomatoes
  • black peppercorns
  • ground pork
  • pork fat
  • corn tortillas
  • cumin seeds
  • nixtamal
  • habanero chiles
  • smoked slab bacon
  • lard
  • achiote seeds
  • powdered chicken stock mix
  • Mexican oregano
  • allspice berries
  • white vinegar
  • white onions
  • ground canela
  • pork legs
  • sheep casings
  • meat cure powder
  • mesquite chips
  • chiles país

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  • Eat Your Books

    Can substitute Seville oranges for limes, oranges, and grapefruits; chorizo or store-bought longaniza sausages for the book's "Smoked sausage of Valladolid" recipe; ancho chiles, guajillo chiles, or arbol chiles for chiles de país; and pork rump for pork legs.

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