Southwestern Tamale Recipes
Basic Tamale Dough
Chile Rellenos Tamales — This is a basic dough that can be paired with many fillings.
Chipotle Beef Tamales — Tamales are masa (corn flour) dough filled with savory or sweet fillings and wrapped in corn husks then steamed. They are time-consuming to prepare so gather your family and make the preparation a party.
Filling and Steaming Corn Husk Tamales
Green Chile Cheese Tamale Filling
Green Chile and Shredded Chicken Tamales
Green Corn Tamales 2
Hot Chorizo Tamales
New Mexican Pork Tamales — These tamales are great topped with green chile sauce, chili con carne, or cheese and onions if desired.
Pina Colada Tamales — These are breakfast or dessert tamales.
Pork and Red Chile Tamal
Pork Tamale Filling
Pork Tamales in Banana Leaves
Pumpkin Tamales Filled with Shredded Beef and California Raisins
— Add nutritious pumpkin to beef-filled tamales for a healthy dish.
Raspberry Tamales — Serve Raspberry Tamales warm with a garnish of fresh berries and mint sprigs.
Spicy Shredded Pork Tamales — Serve Spicy Shredded Pork Tamales with picante sauce, sour cream and guacamole.
Strawberry Tamales — Strawberry Tamales are served topped with Cream Sauce and fresh strawberries.
Sweet Blackberry Blue Corn Tamale — Try to get blue corn Masa Harina for this; white or yellow will do, but blue looks prettier.
Sweet Pineapple Tamales — Sweet Pineapple Tamales are filled with coconut, raisins and fresh pineapple and served with crema or sour cream.
Sweet Tamales with Cinnamon Fudge Sauce — Sweet Tamales are filled with citron, raisins and chopped almonds, then served with Cinnamon Fudge Sauce.
Tamales — A basic tamale dough with recipes for various savory and sweet fillings.
Tamales de Chocolate — Tamales de Chocolate are delicious served with fresh berries, custard sauce and mint sprigs.
Tamales de Rajas con Elote
Tamales Dulce — Tamales Dulce can be made with any combination of fruits or jams that you like; and some add nuts.
Tamales Dulce (Sweet Tamales)
Traditional Pork Tamales
Zucchini and Corn Tamales
— A tamalada, or tamale-making party, is a Mexican holiday tradition that occurs during Las Posadas and combines two of the season’s most important ingredients – quality family time and flavorful food.
Mexican Tamale Recipes
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