Black Bean Tamales Recipe

Black Bean Tamales Recipe

You can taste the difference between handmade and store-bought in every succulent bite of these green chile, black bean, and toasted corn tamales seasoned with lime, cilantro, and coriander.


Nutrition Index for Black Bean Tamales Recipe


5 cornhusks soaked
1½ cups masa corn flour
2¾ cups reduced sodium all-natural chicken broth
1 cup fresh toasted organic corn kernels*
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander
1 can drained organic black beans
½ cup organic red onion, chopped
¼ cup diced organic green chiles
½ bunch chopped cilantro
zest of 1 medium organic lime
1-2 juiced organic limes (about 2 tablespoons)


1. Prepare four of the cornhusks by soaking in warm water for 1 hour. With the fifth husk, tear into thin ¼-inch strips (to be used later as tamale ties.
2. In a large bowl, combine all dough ingredients. Mix and knead the dough until it feels like very wet sand. Form four balls of the dough and set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, add all the filling ingredients. Mix and season to taste.
4. Remove husks from water and create tamales by placing a small ball of dough onto each corn husk. Flatten to cover the husk, about ¼-inch all around. Make a little indent in the dough, and place about two tablespoons of filling into the center. Roll the husk over, covering the filling, removing extra dough as needed. Twist both ends of the husk in opposite directions. Tie each end with a strip of husk.
5. Place tamales in a stovetop steamer. Cover and steam for 10 minutes. Serve immediately.
* To toast the corn kernels: lay the corn kernels in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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