from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Mexican dish made of chopped meat and crushed peppers, highly seasoned, wrapped in cornhusks spread with masa, and steamed.
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- n. Mexican dish of cornmeal dough shell filled with various ingredients (e.g. chopped beef, pork, sweet filling) then steamed in corn husks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Mexican dish made of crushed corn (cornmeal) mixed with minced meat, seasoned with red pepper, dipped in oil, and steamed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. corn and cornmeal dough stuffed with a meat mixture then wrapped in corn husks and steamed
- n. a city in northern Ghana
Is there an actual chance of getting a cheese tamale from the tamale lady or beef, chicken, cheese its a crap shoot?
Or I’d order a cup of roasted corn topped with sour cream and salsa at a stand outside of Fiesta followed by a tamale from a Mexican butcher and a cheeseburger from Whataburger.
However, do yourself a favor and be sure to order the chile and cheese tamale, which is melt in your mouth delicious.
She called our tamale supplier in California to order five dozen for Christmas Eve.
The classic accompaniment to this dish in the Sierra Huasteca is a sweet corn tamale, which is dipped into the sauce.
The staples on the combo plate fell short of expectations; the tamale was a tad dry, and the enchilada could've used more cheese.
The tamale was the best I have ever had, and for the first time ever, I did not have to ask for spicy salsa for my nachos.
My Mexican friends go crazy when I say "tamale" instead of tamal.
English-speakers have been incorrectly calling them "tamale" for centuries, but a native speaker of Spanish will tell you in a second that it is really "tamal".
After steaming, you've got sort of a Vietnamese-style 'tamale'.