Las Posadas with HERDEZ | There Goes Monica - There Goes Monica

Las Posadas with HERDEZ | There Goes Monica

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The Holiday season is always the best part of the year for me. It's when the year is coming to a close and we think of all the amazing things we did this year. One of my favorite festivities is Las Posadas that extend from my Mexican heritage. I remember attending my fathers work posada and it was always the best. The other co-workers would bring their families and we would all have a fun family time meeting people and eating. You all know how I feel about Mexican food and it was like heaven. Everything you could want, even the Tamales, under one roof only waiting for you to dig in.

Now that I am older Las Posadas is a more extensive celebration. A few of my friends host posadas to bring everyone together one last time before the end of year. It's a place to reconnect and touch bases when you are very busy. As funny as this sounds, one of my bestie from high school invited me to a posada to reconnect, as we had not been able to figure out schedules in a while, the day I was invited to this campaign. I am also celebrating and recreating a small posada with my co-workers come next week as well as my big Mexican family come the 24th! 

Today I also wanted to share with you something very dear and near to my heart (and stomach!) Tamales! This would be one of the easiest and simple Tamales recipe that are great for the girl (or boy!) on the go ( or that just got off the plane like me! ). I learned to make it from my Mother as every girl should know how to make Tamales!

You will need:

  • 2 LBS of Masa Para Tamales (I found it at Northgate Market)
  • 1 Packet of Corn Husk  
  • 2 Lbs of Shredded Beef
  • 1 Can of HERDEZ  salsa verde 
  • Salt
  • Bay Leaves
  • Garlic 
  • Saucepan
  • Vegetable steamer 


  • First soak the Corn Husk in water for a couple hours.
  • Next, start cooking the meat with salt, bay leaves and garlic.
  • Next, Once its ready separate the shredded beef. 
  • In a saucepan, heat the HERDEZ Salsa Verde and mix in the beef .
  • Let it simmer and turn off the stove.
  • Remove the corn husk from the water and dry with paper towels.
  • Next, you will spread some of the masa on a corn husk and then spread the beef stew on top of masa. 
  • Next, you will wrap the corn husk in a burrito form and placed in a vegetable steamer. 
  • You will leave the tamales for 2 hours or until the Tamale can be removed from the corn husk.

Finish Product: 

You Can Win: 

Would you like to win products from HERDEZ? Here is your chance!
HERDEZ brand is holding the Share in the Magic of #MisPosadas contest on Instagram December 7th through January 6th. Each week HERDEZ will post a fill in the blank question for fans to answer. Simply follow @HerdezTraditions, share your answer and photo while using the hashtag #MisPosadas. You can find more information Here

Grand Prize: Dinner prepared by a personal chef for up to 4 people.

2nd Place: $250 Gift Basket 

3rd Place: $200 Gift Basket 

Honorable Mention: Custom T-Shirt 

How are you celebrating Las Posadas this year?

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