Mexican Tamale Dishes

A true Mexican trademark, the stuffed cornhusk tamale is easy to make and can be filled with anything from shredded pork to shrimp. Mexican tamales also make great casseroles for parties.

See Popular Mexican Tamale Dishes Recipes

David's Red Chile Tamales

Better Homes and Gardens

You will need a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven and steamer or a tamale steamer for this Mexican-inspired main dish recipe. For a shortcut version of the homemade sauce, substitute canned enchilada sauce.

Tamale Pies - Everyday Easy

Better Homes and Gardens

Looking for the perfect dinner for those busy weeknights? We've got you covered! Rich ground beef, bright tomatoes and briny olives are perfectly balanced by a sweet corn-muffin topping in this dish that is sure to satisfy even the most insatiable appetites. Substitute ground turkey for beef to cut calories without sacrificing flavor, or go vegetarian with a combination of red and black beans.

Total: 30 mins

Green Chile and Cheese Tamales

Better Homes and Gardens

You will need a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven and steamer or a tamale steamer for this Mexican-inspired main dish. Creamed and whole kernel corn add nice texture to the filling.

Easiest-Ever One-Dish Chicken Tamales

Family Circle

Boxed cornbread acts as the base for this simple chicken casserole. Cook the bread solo for 20 minutes before pouring on the enchilada sauce and scattering on the chicken and cheese.

Roast Beef Tamale Casserole

Better Homes and Gardens

A mild poblano chile pepper provides a hint of heat in this modern main-dish recipe.

Pepper Pork Tamales

Diabetic Living

Lean pork loin means full flavor and low fat in this Mexican main dish that's suitable for diabetic meal plans.

Hot Tamale Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

Shredded Pork Tamales

Better Homes and Gardens

This popular fiesta food is served in dried cornhusks which makes a smashing presentation if you're having a party with a Mexican flair. Use the make-ahead directions to ease party planning.

How to Make Tortillas

Tortillas are a staple of Mexican cuisine, used in tostadas, burritos, tacos, enchiladas and many other dishes. If you're a true fan of authentic Mexican food, it's worth learning how to make tortillas from scratch. They're delicious, and far easier to make than you might think.

How to Make Quesadillas

Discover the basics of how to make quesadillas, and you're guaranteed to please almost any palate. Quesadillas are perhaps one of the most versatile dishes--the variety of fillings will satisfy meat eaters and vegetarians alike.

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