Here is a Mexican traditional family recipe and one of my favorites for authentic pork filled tamales served with salsa verde. I love to make these for the holidays and gather everyone around the table!
Place the pork in a glass dish.
Cover and cook for about 2-3 hours hours on low or until fork tender. Turn the meat and baste it every 20 minutes or so. Add the cilantro near the end.
In a small bowl mix chili powder, salt, and olive oil and set aside.
Add the cooled broth from the cooked meat to the masa and then the chili powder mixture. Fold together until well combined.
DO NOT OVERFILL, or you will not be able to properly close up the tamales.
Serve with your favorite salsa. Buen provecho!