Binging with Babish: Tamales from Coco

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Pixar's latest laser-guided annihilator of heartstrings, Coco, starts off in the sunny Mexican town of Santa Cecilia, where 12-year-old Miguel's abulea does two things very well: staving off music of any kind, and slinging tamales. These little packets of south-of-the-border love can be tricky and time-consuming, but make for the perfect Oscar party snack next week when we watch Coco inevitably lose the trophy to Boss Baby.

    *If you leave your pork to marinate overnight, be sure not to leave it in foil and use an enamel or glass vessel instead.

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  • Psychic  (Feb 27, 2018))

    Binging with Babish has reached a point where it's more relaxing to listen to Andrew talk about food than Gordon Ramsay

  • mukul jawalia  (6 days ago))

    I see your point. +darknessblade

  • darknessblade  (6 days ago))

    +mukul jawalia when he freaks out of how disgusting a meal is that is normal for others.just look at his visit at hot-ones chilli wings challenge

  • Jimbo's Wacky Quest  (Jun 23, 2018))

    For a second I was worried about what you were gonna do here, but then you pulled out the lard, and I knew you could be trusted.

  • Vila Petrovic  (Jun 22, 2018))

    We use lard in pies to get a super nice pie crust texture 🤷🏻‍♀️Actually, we use lard in everything. Lard is amazing. I love lard.

  • Can't Stop  (3 days ago))

    Angam Esam no problem, the cheapest available is at winco and Walmart, the Manteca brand I believe.

  • Angam Esam  (3 days ago))

    +Can't StopThank you

  • I don’t want to wake rashidTURNS ON BLENDER

  • Ami Flores  (Jan 24, 2019))

    +Kohl Cleveland I thought Rashid was like his bf or hubby. He mentions him so much.

  • Ben Keenan  (Jan 4, 2019))

    Maui Dimagiba it really does, rip pemblokto, only intellectuals will understand

  • Eddie Alv  (May 10, 2018))

    Tamales taste way better the day after they are made when you grill them on a skillet to form a crust on them hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • alexplier works  (8 hours ago))

    Now all this needs is the just right meme

  • YOUNG BAPE  (Jan 29, 2019))

    U can do that I always steam them in a big pot where the dough becomes so soft and over stuffed tamales with a bunch of salsa but ig I can try that

  • CannaClarawrr  (Apr 11, 2018))

    I'm not a fan of the tiny little finger sized tamales. The ones we grew up eating out here in Cali were substantially sized. Like, a really fat hot pocket or something.

  • Paradox Wyvrn  (Feb 12, 2019))

    +TheAmazingJoeman What kind of abomination is a canned tamale?

  • Best ones I've had are tamales de masa colada from Tabasco and Campeche. But I also have a soft spot for tamales oaxaqueños filled with mole and tamales verdes with pork rib inside them. There are also tamales de chipilín, but those are very dry and you constantly have to shower them with sauce in order to eat them. And tamales de cochinita pibil, which are also wrapped in banana leaves and eaten with purple onions with habaneros

  • TexasRed  (Apr 29, 2018))

    My mother taught me to not make pork tamales during the summer or on hot days because it spoils in the heat. So, we reserve making pork tamales for thanksgiving and Christmas time. On hot days we make chicken tamales.

  • CreativeCandy  (Feb 9, 2019))

    Pork tamales are a Christmas tradition in my house :)

  • Indian at your service  (Feb 7, 2019))

    Los que tienen frijol son los mejores.

  • Cece Burton  (Jun 19, 2018))

    I'm black, not hispanic, but my dad would come home with like a dozen of these because when his friend's wife would make them, they'd make SO MANY. They were so good.

  • Weston Productions  (4 days ago))

    I'm Hispanic, but I dont love tamales, call me crazy, but I dont care

  • paloma june  (5 days ago))

    Its too much effort to make small batches, so you always make big ones. I'm currently still working on some from christmas

  • Marialla  (Nov 1, 2018))

    I made tamales for Christmas potluck at my (white) church once. Someone asked me "are they vegan?" Nope, sorry man. "Are they fat free?" Sorry, can't claim that either. But they smelled soooo good! I could see him just rocking back and forth wanting some, so I told him (truthfully) "They are made with organic corn meal bought at fair trade." and he yelled "SOLD!!" and piled his plate high with them and walked away humming...

  • Moistifier  (2 days ago))

    Yep, all Karens.

  • Trinity Johnson  (Feb 27, 2018))

    Can you make beignets from Princess and the Frog?

  • She’s from New Orleans, from the looks of it I’m sure she made Red beans and rice at some point.

  • MrSmokinGanja  (Nov 25, 2018))

    I’m betting they taste the same as the ones from Disneyland.