Onions are favored in cooking around the world because of their flavor and odor. Make sure you buy the variety called for in recipes for the best results. Check out our collection of recipes with onions.
This recipe can also be prepared in a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate.
The success of tamale making depends on assembling the right steamer. Select a container with a lid that is large enough to easily hold all tamales, and use a stainless steel steamer rack, steamer basket or a Chinese metal or bamboo steamer, making sure that the water does not touch the rack.