Mexican Tamales

A tamale is a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa or dough (starchy, and usually corn-based), which is steamed in a corn husk or banana leaf. The wrapping is discarded before eating. Tamales can be filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chilies or any preparation according to taste, and both the filling and the cooking liquid may be seasoned.

Pulled Pork Tamales

This recipe is an excellent way to use up leftover pulled pork. While it already flavorful, it doesn't hurt to add some extra ingredients.

Cheese Tamales

Tamales can be labor-intensive to prepare, but most of the work goes into the filling. These cheese tamales are made with salsa and grated cheese, so all you have to make is the corn masa or dough.  Then it's just a matter of assembling the tamales and steaming them....

Pork Tamales

Tamales are another exception to the simple is better rule as they require an immense amount of prep-work to make. While the slacker in me would love to just go out and buy them, the ones from stores and restaurants are a far cry from the airy masa-wrapped delights...

Chicken Tamales

While tamales are one of Mexico's most famous street foods, they are also one of its most popular party foods, which is fitting since a tamal is packaged like a small gift waiting to be unwrapped. The many steps involved in tamal making have discouraged countless...