Popular Mexican Tamale Dishes Recipes

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.

Squash, Black Bean & Goat Cheese Tamales

Tamales are a sign of celebration at holiday gatherings in Mexican households on both sides of the border, especially for occasions like Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve dinner. Here we stuff them with creamy winter squash, black beans and tangy goat cheese.

From EatingWell

Squash, Black Bean & Goat Cheese Tamales

Shrimp Tamale Casserole with Three Sisters Black Mole

This version of tamales, made into a casserole rather than little cornhusk-wrapped bundles, can be whipped up in minutes and has the same great taste and texture of traditional tamales. It's filled with shrimp here, but this is a forgiving recipe that works well stuffed with whatever you like. Quick-cooking seafood, such as scallops, cheese or even some of the mole also make great fillings. Serve the casserole topped with Three Sisters Black Mole or your favorite salsa. Adapted from Chef Jesus Gonzalez, Chef of La Cocina Que Canta at Rancho La Puerta.

From EatingWell

Shrimp Tamale Casserole with Three Sisters Black Mole

Hot Tamale Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

Hot Tamale Pie

Roast Beef Tamale Casserole

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roast Beef Tamale Casserole

Tamale Pies - Everyday Easy

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tamale Pies - Everyday Easy

Pepper Pork Tamales

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

From Diabetic Living

Pepper Pork Tamales

Shredded Pork Tamales

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Shredded Pork Tamales

David's Red Chile Tamales

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

David's Red Chile Tamales

Green Chile and Cheese Tamales

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Green Chile and Cheese Tamales

Tamales

These corn and shrimp tamales wrapped in corn husks are the real deal. Serve them when entertaining for a dinner that guests will be sure to remember.

From Ladies' Home Journal

Tamales

Tamale Pie

This spicy beef and bean casserole topped with polenta is sure to be an instant family favorite.

From Ladies' Home Journal

Tamale Pie

Tina Rupp

Quick Chicken-and-Cheese Tamales

To make his tamales, Guillermo Pernot of Cuba Libre in Philadelphia mashes masa dough and a slow-braised pork filling together in a saucepan instead of assembling the tamales one by one. He also steams the tamales in aluminum foil instead of the traditional corn husks. Grace Parisi mixes store-bought rotisserie chicken and cheddar cheese into a quick dough, then she wraps the tamales in plastic before steaming them.

From Food & Wine

Quick Chicken-and-Cheese Tamales

Picante Pulled Pork Tamales

Yes, you can make tamales at home...and this version combines an unusual mix of ingredients, like chipotle, lime, raisins and peanuts, to make an absolutely mouthwatering dish.

From Pace Salsa & Picante

Picante Pulled Pork Tamales

No-Bake Tamale Pie

Ground beef, corn, and black beans in a savory sauce, topped with polenta slices and cheddar cheese.

From RO*TEL

No-Bake Tamale Pie

Tamale Pork Pie

Big bold and spicy flavors cooked in a slow cooker.

From Smithfield

Tamale Pork Pie

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