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Stovetop Steaming

You'll need a saucepan and steamer basket or veggie steamer. Add water just below level of the basket. Place tamales in basket open-end up if possible. Cover and bring to a boil. Steam for 15-20 minutes depending on quantity of tamales in pan add 5-10 minutes more if frozen).

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Wrap one dozen tamales or less in very damp paper or cloth towel and place in microwave safe container. Microwave on High for 2-3 minutes depending on power of microwave. If frozen, heat at 50% power 3 minutes; turn the bag over, then heat at full power for 1-2 minutes more.Remove corn husk prior to serving.

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For oven baking, preheat oven to 325. Place foil wrapped tamales on sheet pan. Bake 15-20 minutes if thawed, and 20-25 if frozen.

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Enchiladas Bake and Reheat

1/2 pan and full pan
Bake frozen enchiladas for 45-50 minutes at 375 degrees. Or let the chicken enchiladas thaw, then bake for 20-25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Remove the foil for the last 5-10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Reheat in microwave for 2-3 minutes (fresh) 3-5 minutes (frozen) or reheated in a toaster oven for 10-15 minutes.