You can make perfect tamales at home by steaming/cooking them in your crockpot slow cooker. This truly is the easiest way to make them and you can fit up to 20 at one time in your pot! (How To Make Chicken Fajitas)
Traditional Tamales (Pork) Carnivores approve of pork and the sauce is authentic! I used a mix of guajillo and new mexico dry chile pods to get depth in sauce. Used a masa recipe found on a jalepeno & cheese tamale recipe.