Hot Tamales 1

3 lb ground meat
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbs red pepper or to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper
4 tsp salt or to taste
1/2 cup yellow corn meal
One 2 oz bottle chili powder
1 can tomato sauce
4 onions put in blender with tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
Tamale papers

Put all ingredients in a roast pan and mix well by hand. Take about 1 tbs at a time, roll in an oblong ball and then roll in yellow corn meal. Wrap in wet tamale papers. Put tamales in a turkey pan, layer in opposite directions. Pour boiling water to completely cover all hot tamales.

Add one can tomato sauce and one oz of chili powder. Simmer 2 hours covered. Put pan across two burners on top of stove to simmer.

Makes 95 tamales.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana