Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

The one-and-only Mexican classic tamale.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together in order, blending well.
  2. Take a heaping tablepoon of the mixture & shape with hands & place on the edge of foil.
  3. Roll about 3 times, twist ends & place in boiling water for about 15 minute
  4. Do the same with the rest.
Most Helpful

4 5

I was craving tamales the other night, and these looked simple enough. I have made them twice now and my husband and I love them! The heat overpowered the taste the first time I made them, so i just used less of each spicy seasoning, and they were awesome the 2nd time around. Thanks for sharing!

2 5

I'm sorry but being from Texas and having eaten my share of tamales, I found these to be visually unappealing ( sort of a light brown color ) as well as extremely dry. I gave this recipe 2 stars because the taste wasn't too bad. The cumin came out very well.