hese tamale recipes are a game-changer for anyone who wants to try making them at home! Forget fancy culinary school, these recipes break down the whole process into easy-to-follow steps. It’s like having a friendly Mexican grandma in the kitchen showing you the ropes. In no time, you’ll be whipping up delicious tamales that will transport your taste buds straight to the streets of Mexico.

Tamales de Elote

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Soft and fluffy sweet corn tamales, these are perfect for breakfast or dessert. This traditional Mexican recipe hails from Michoacán and Guerrero, featuring fresh corn, sugar, and sometimes butter and milk. Easy to make and utterly delicious! Get the recipe: Tamales de Elote.

Pineapple Tamales with Pecans and Raisins

Pineapple tamales on a plate.
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Pineapple Tamales are Mexican sweet treats filled with pineapple, pecans, and raisins. Soft corn masa makes them fluffy and irresistible. Perfect for holidays and special occasions, they’re easy to make and a beloved dessert in Mexican cuisine! Get the recipe: Pineapple Tamales.

Tamales Verde de Pollo

Opened tamales de verde.
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This Mexican classic features soft corn masa filled with tender chicken in zesty tomatillo sauce. Steamed to perfection, these tamales are flavorful, moist, and satisfying. Enjoy with champurrado or your favorite atole for a delicious meal! Get the recipe: Tamales Verde de Pollo.

Instant Pot Tamales (with chili beef)

Instant pot beef tamales on an instant pot.
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This winning Instant Pot tamales recipe not only enables you to utilize your Instant Pot for preparing the filling but also for the steaming process of your tamales! Get the recipe.

Tamales de Ceniza

Stack of tamales de ceniza.
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Tamales de Ceniza are savory, meatless tamales cooked with wood ashes, giving them a smoky taste. Wrapped in corn leaves, they’re dense and smooth, perfect for breakfast or with mole stews. Try them with coffee, milk, or atole for an authentic culinary experience! Get the recipe: Tamales de Ceniza.

Tamales Oaxaqueños

Oaxacan tamales on a plate.
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Taste the tradition with Oaxacan Tamales! These tamales, filled with succulent shredded chicken and decadent mole sauce, are wrapped in fragrant banana leaves. Enjoy the rich flavors paired with champurrado or atole de Maizena. Get the recipe: Tamales Oaxaqueños.

Tamales De Rajas Con Queso

Opened rajas tamales on a plate.
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These gluten-free tamales feature corn masa filled with roasted poblano peppers, cheese, and salsa, wrapped in a corn husk, and steamed to perfection. A beloved dish during Mexican celebrations, indulge in the authentic flavors of rajas and cheese with every bite! Get the recipe: Tamales de Rajas.

Pork Tamales

Stack of pork tamales.
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Delight in the ultimate Mexican holiday treat with Pork Tamales! These fluffy and flavorful delights are filled with tender pork, simmered in a fragrant red sauce. Perfect for sharing, these tamales are a must-have for festive gatherings with friends and family. Get the recipe: Pork Tamales.

Corundas

Corundas Michoacanas served with pork stew, crema, and cheese.
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The traditional Michoacán corundas boast a light, savory essence and a unique corn taste. Simple to prepare, they serve as an ideal main dish for special celebrations or a delightful weekday indulgence. Get the Corundas recipe.

Ground Beef Tamales

Ground beef tamales, the ultimate Mexican comfort food.
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Generously filled with a tasty blend of ground beef, vegetables, and guajillo chili sauce, these moist and fluffy tamales are perfect for gatherings. Pair with champurrado or café de olla for an authentic, flavorful experience! Get the recipe: Ground Beef Tamales.

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