Tamalito is a typical dish of the Amazonas Region in Peru. Its appearance is similar to the tamale from the coast, but they are drier and smaller. It scarcely reaches 7 cm.
Tamalitos are prepared in a similar manner to tamales.
Stone-ground maize is mixed with lard. This mixture is then filled with ground beef, and wrapped in achirra leaves. The tamalitos are then tied, and steamed in a pot.
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