11 of the Best Tamale Recipes

If you’re looking to make some delicious tamale recipes for the Holidays (or just any dinner), then you need to try one of these eleven tamale recipes for yourself!

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1. Black Bean and Green Chili Homemade Tamales


Are you looking for the best homemade tamales recipe? These Black Bean & Green Chile vegetarian tamales are delicious & filling – plus they’re easy to make.

From: HappyMothering

2. Homemade Turkey Instant Pot


Paired with some rice, beans, and some bunuelos for dessert, our whole meal could take less than an hour to prep with family and make instead of the full day of cooking it normally takes.

From: ACraftySpoonful

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3. Mexican Tamales


Recipe and instructions for Mexican tamales that you can steam or make in your instant pot. Easy and authentic pork and chicken tamales recipe with red and green sauce.

From: TastesBetterFromScratch

4. Easy Tamales


It’s rare to find the words easy and tamales in the same sentence, but with a few simple tricks you can make a scrumptious batch of tamales without having to devote an entire day to them.

From: MexicanPlease

5. Sweet Corn Tamales – “Tamalitos”


Better known as “Tamalitos,” sweet corn tamales are definitely a favorite Honduran street food.  They are outranked only by the famous Baleada because to make good “Tamalitos” you need young, soft, fresh corn which isn’t always available.

From: TheRecipeIsland

6. Cheese with Roasted Chile Tamales


The roasted chiles we used are from Pueblo, Colorado and a combination of hot Mosco and Mirasol dynamite roasted chiles. So as you can imagine the chiles are spicy, but the creamy cheese and suero combination tames the heat. Feel free to roast your favorite chiles.

From: MuyBuenoCookbook

7. Masa for Tamales


Nowadays, most stores will carry all the ingredients you need to make yummy tamales. You have to understand that when I was a kid, we would drive nearly an hour to buy Mexican food products. Making the masa for tamales is easy. Just a couple of ingredients. Whip this. Mix that… (snaps fingers) … and done!

From: InMamaMaggiesKitchen

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8. Roasted Tomatillo & Chicken Tamales


They are truly a labor of love – in the past, we have always made them with red chile, sometimes with green chile and cheese. Other times we have used pineapple and coconut – and even chocolate, too.

From: RebootedMom

9. Shredded Chicken Tamales


If you’ve ever wanted to make Mexican tamales but were a bit intimated by the mystery behind tamales – the corn husk wrapper, the steaming process, and the spices and flavors, you’ve come to the right place. If you follow this recipe you’ll have delicious Shredded Chicken Tamales.

From: HappyAndBlessesHome

10. Mexican Tamales in the Instant Pot


These tamales are not your traditional tamales filled with chicken or pork ~ we made a combination of bean and cheese tamales, as well as potato, cheese and red mole tamales – they are absolutely FULL of flavor and so incredible.

From: TheCentsableShoppin

11. Pork Tamales (Tamales de Puerco)


Pork tamales along with other types of tamales are very popular during the holidays. They are incredibly flavorful and go great with many Mexican sides. Give them a try this holiday season!

From: ThriftAndSpice


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