EventsDoña Bertha's Norteño Tamales

Doña Bertha's Norteño Tamales

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Keeping a tradition alive is very important, and in sharing this recipe that's what we're accomplishing. Join us for a cooking demonstration where you can participate by making Doña Bertha’s Norteños Tamales.

Manteniendo las tradiciones vivientes, es muy importante. Y con compartir esta receta lo estamos haciendo. Comparte tu tiempo con nosotros en esta demostracion de cocina haciend Los Tamales Norteños de Doña Bertha.


  • Tamal (corn) leaves for filling 1bag
  • 3lbs of pork for filling (pork butt)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • salt to taste
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • dash of cumin


  • 3 pasilla chiles
  • 10 guajillo chilles
  • salt to taste
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • cumin to taste


  • 1 bag of corn masa flour (4.4lbs)
  • 2 and 1/2 cups of meat broth (from the meat you cook)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or to taste)
  • 3 and 1/2 cups of lard or vegetable shortening

How to Attend

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Como participar

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