Tamal En Cazuela Cuban Polenta Pork

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 50m
Ready In

Recipe: #32746

June 25, 2019

"Nathan cocina is great blog"

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (699.3 g)
  • Calories 613.4
  • Total Fat - 33.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 167.1 mg
  • Sodium - 731.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 32.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.4 g
  • Sugars - 5 g
  • Protein - 46.3 g
  • Calcium - 85.7 mg
  • Iron - 4.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 23.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 1 mg

Step 1

Put oil in stock pot

Step 2

To pork add salt, black pepper to taste, and cumin.

Step 3

Brown on all side well

Step 4

Add water to top of meat

Step 5

Leave uncoverd to braise

Step 6

Bring to a boil on high, stir and leave uncovered

Step 7

Then get a large pot

Step 8

Add cornmeal, cover with water generously

Step 9

(don't measure at this point we are just washing it), (i think you could skip this step they were washing out bugs and dirt)

Step 10

Give it a good stir,

Step 11

And wait 3 minutes or less for the cornmeal to settle at the bottom,

Step 12

Then slowly and carefully pour most of the water out

Step 13

After doing that add about 8 cups water,

Step 14

Add salt,

Step 15

Add sugar

Step 16

Put on the stove over high heat, stirring (whisking)constantly until it comes to a boil (this takes awhile)

Step 17

Then lower heat to low and stir (with flat bottomed spatula)occasionally scraping bottom

Step 18


Step 19

The pork will have cooked down close to devoid of water, allowing meat to brown all over,

Step 20

Add your onion, garlic, and bell pepper

Step 21

Allow to cook down and stir the pork occasionally for about 8 minutes on medium high heat til onions are translucent and garlic very fragrant

Step 22

Then add tomato

Step 23


Step 24

Letting cook an additional 2 minutes. Meanwhile

Step 25

Stir your cornmeal to make sure it doesn't stick to bottom of pot while you were doing all that.

Step 26

Add creamed corn to polenta ,cornmeal should be thick

Step 27

Now add your pork, onion, garlic, bell pepper, tomato and spice mixture you had all frying up together in the seperate pan to the cornmeal,

Step 28

Raise heat to medium and stir constantly for about 5 minutes, add salt to taste ,if needed.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.