Smoky Mountain Tamales are yummy in my tummy!
Smoky Mountain Tamale recipe. Homemade tamales are always a Smoky Mountain special event! Did you know that the Smoky Mountains are on the edge of the historic tamale trail? That is right. Delicious Latin food and culture migrated through this area as it progressed to the North Eastern United States from the Mississippi Delta. The city of Knoxville is still heavily influenced by this cuisine today. Tamales are highly portable and easy to make so it is no wonder they were just as popular then as now.
The Smoky Mountain Cherokee are no strangers to the delights of tamale consumption either! Their version was called bean bread or broadswords and were made with hominy. They boiled corn with wood ashes to make the masa. They stuffed the masa with beans, wrapped them with green corn leaves, cooked and chowed down. Could you imagine creating this simple dish in the vast wilderness of the Smoky Mountains by an open fire? We hope you enjoy this Tamale recipe and feel free to send us some pics especially if you make them on your next Smoky Mountain trip!
Smoky Mountain Tamale recipe.
Marco’s Coca Cola Pineapple Pork Recipe Ingredients:
Twenty ounces of Coca Cola
Three pound pork roast
Salt and Pepper
Fresh Pineapple slices
Four tablespoons Worcestershire (Wooster) sauce
Two cups masa harina
Ten ounces of beef broth
One half teaspoon salt
One teaspoon of baking powder
Two-thirds cup of lard (Yes lard, because it makes them so delicious!)
Eight ounces of corn husks
One cup of sour cream (optional)