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Tamales

Made from corn flour called masa harina, and traditionally steamed inside corn husks, tamales are classic Mexican comfort food. Fill yours with chicken, pork, beans, corn, or chiles, or a combination of favorites; turn tamale ingredients into a pie or fill and steam them the old-fashioned way.

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Tamale pie is a holdover from America's first flush of romance with Mexican cuisine. The love affair hasn't let up -- not with the lure of cornbread, cheese, and chili, even when made with turkey.