Recipes for Tamales are the king of Latin cooking. Delicious fillings and fluffy masa wrapped in corn husks then steamed. Meat or vegetarian!
Here are some of my favorite little tamales bundles that can be filled with everything from Red Chili Beef and Pork Tamales or chicken… even seafood for main dishes to yummy fruit and nut filling for dessert tamales.
Authentic Mexcian Red Chile Beef and Pork Tamales are the King of Tamales.
This Authentic Mexican Tamales are my family’s all-time favorite recipe for tamales. They are a must at any Tamalada (Tamales making party). They make a perfect gift for our neighbors and friends.
We have simplified the Red Chile Sauce so we can focus on making the fluffiest masa ever! You Will LOVE these!
Shortcut Tamales is a great way to get mom’s Authentic Tamales with out all the “special occasion” effort.
This Shortcut Recipe for Tamales has all the authentic Mexican tamales flavor in half the time. No wrapping them in corn husks or steaming them. They bake individually!
These shortcut tamales are a great weeknight dinner idea or they are fancy enough for a party. You’ve GOT to see these.
Side Dish Recipes for Tamales
Tamales make a great side dish, too! I especially love serving them in the Fall and at Thanksgiving. These Tamales Side Dishes bring the Southwest to the table and our holiday.
Chipotle Scented Sweet Potato Tamale Recipe with Pecans is a crowd favorite. Everybody loves them! PLUS, they are a healthy replacement for sweet potato casserole.
Porcini Polenta “Tamales” are quick and easy and filled with corn and mushroom flavor. They have polenta instead of masa. These can be made ahead of time. These Faux-males are a long time favorite and helped get me into TWO National Cooking Competitions!
Vegetarian Recipes for Tamales
Vegetarian Chipotle Sweet Potato Tamales are great for all of the vegetarians in you life! We fill the center with toasted nuts-spiced or sweet… your choice!
More Vegetarian Tamales are coming soon! Watch this space!
Tamales Inspired Recipes
Sometimes, you’ve just got to have that Tamales flavor but, you don’t have much time. Check out these “tamales inspired” recipes.
Tamales Tart Bite Appetizers – great big tamales flavor, in itty bitty bites! Perfect for a party.
Tamale Pie Burritos are a meal in themselves! Masa, meat filling and all the “fixin’s” are rolled in a fresh, warm tortilla. Yum!
What equipment you need for making your own tamales?
- Dried Corn Husks
- Large Tamales Steamer or
- Pasta Pot (I use my pasta pot like this one)
- Masa spreader (optional but, it can save time)
Keep watching this post! More delicious tamales to come!
See you soon!