I have all this ground beef, like I said, so I have to come up with a variety of applications for it to prevent mutiny, because a little bit of hamburger goes a long way. I thought a ground beef tamale filling would be just as good as shredded beef, because I have yet to eat a shredded beef tamale that isn't powerfully dry. Even my cherished Ricardo's has problems in that area. I bought corn husks and everything, because I am way authentic, and for "authentic," read "too ignorant of Mexican cuisine to know if the corn husks can be swapped."
Spreading the masa onto the corn husk.
Spreading the filling onto the masa.
Tying the tamale.
Putting the tamale in the steamer.