How to Make Wagyu Brisket Tamales at Home

How to Make Wagyu Brisket Tamales at Home

Tamales are a staple in traditional Mexican cuisine, loved for their savory fillings and cornhusk wrapping. Our take on this classic dish features succulent Wagyu brisket from Cross Creek Ranch, elevating the flavors to new heights. Perfect for family gatherings or a comforting meal, these homemade tamales are sure to impress.

Makes 96 tamales (8 dozen)

Total Time: 7 hours and 45 minutes

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 7 hours


Meat Filling:

  • 1 Large Cross Creek Ranch Whole Brisket
  • 2.5 cups of red chili sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 15 pounds of prepared masa
  • Corn husks
  • Shredded Wagyu brisket (from cooked brisket)


Brisket Preparation:

  1. Season the brisket with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Place the brisket in a roasting pan and cover with red chili sauce.
  3. Cook covered for 5.5 hours until it's fork-tender. Shred the meat, discarding excess fat.

Tamales Assembly:

  1. Soak corn husks in warm water for 30 minutes to soften.
  2. Lay a husk flat and spread 1-2 tablespoons of masa, leaving room at the edges.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of shredded brisket in the center.
  4. Fold the husk so the masa encases the brisket. Tie with strips of husk or twine.
  5. Stand tamales in a steamer and steam for 30 minutes.

Serve these heartwarming tamales with your favorite sides for a meal that's not just nourishing, but steeped in culinary tradition. And remember, the key ingredient is our Cross Creek Ranch Wagyu brisket, which you can purchase right here on our website. For more information on our products and how to order, click the link below.

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