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Belizean tamales are a traditional Maya and Mestizo food. In northern Belize, in Corozal and Orange Walk Districts tamales come in two varieties. “Collado” and what we will call “Regular” until we find out if there is a proper name that we have forgotten. This Belizean recipe for tamales is for the “regular” or standard tamale. Unlike the typical Mexican tamale, Belizean tamales are not wrapped in corn husks but are instead wrapped in plantain or lacking plantain, banana leaves. This recipe might be a little difficult to make properly State side but it has been done. The accompanying images were made in Michigan in the dead of winter. It can be done.

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