How to Make Tamales: Tamalada Video

tamale masa dough in KitchenAid 2

I hosted a tamalada (tamal-making party) a couple of weeks ago and I have so many photos and a complete blog post that I plan to share in a few days, but in the meantime I wanted to share this video. I had a houseful of beautiful women and amazing food.

We drank champurrado and mimosas, nibbled on chorizo meatballs with pineapple salsa, chocolate truffles, coconut cream fried pies, and a jalapeño bacon cheese ball. Then we filled, wrapped, and steamed tamales with a variety of fillings such as chorizo and red chile and pork just to name a few.

Please sit back and enjoy watching this video of the tamalada I hosted.

Thank you to all of the lovely ladies who came over and spent some time with me in my home. I look forward to making this an annual tradition with all of you.

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For more photos and complete Red Chile and Pork Tamales recipe please visit the KitchenAid blog, for tamalada hosting tips visit The Latin Kitchen, and for a variety of tamal recipes to celebrate Día de la Candelaria visit

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Written by Yvette  / Photo and Video by Pure Cinematography

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22 Responses to “How to Make Tamales: Tamalada Video”

  1. 1
    Ansh | Spiceroots — January 24, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

    Thank you for inviting me over. I learned so much and had a LOT of fun.

    • Muy Bueno replied: — January 27th, 2014 @ 9:36 pm

      Thank you Ansh for taking pics! Just wait till I publish all the photos. So many to share. Thank you for coming.

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    Thanks for including me in this fun event, Yvette. I really like the video. It turned out great!

    • Muy Bueno replied: — January 27th, 2014 @ 9:35 pm

      So glad you were here Kirsten!
      Are you planning to share your chorizo filling recipe? I loved it and would love to link to your blog if you publish it.

  3. 3

    Thanks for inviting me. I’ve always wanted to attend a tamalada. Those tamales were delicious and the video turned out great. What a fun afternoon!

    • Muy Bueno replied: — January 27th, 2014 @ 9:34 pm

      Thank you Lea Ann! I’m so happy you were a part of it and thrilled your first was with me. LOL 😉

  4. 4
    Karen Harris — January 25, 2014 @ 7:47 am

    What a fun day. Thanks for including me. I’ll be looking for my masa to float from now on.

    • Muy Bueno replied: — January 27th, 2014 @ 9:33 pm

      So happy you were able to make it Karen and thrilled you enjoyed it. Hoping for LOTS more fun parties to host 😉

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    Liz — January 25, 2014 @ 9:23 am

    A lovely idea. Thank you for sharing and have a Happy Weekend!

    • Muy Bueno replied: — January 27th, 2014 @ 9:32 pm

      Thank you so much Liz.

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    Lori O'Donnell — January 27, 2014 @ 5:42 am

    What a great party idea! Those tamales looked delicious! Thank you for sharing this wonderful tamalada in memory of your Grandmother!

    • Muy Bueno replied: — January 27th, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

      Hello Lori! I’ve missed you. Happy New Year! Thank you for the sweet comment. Hope you are well!

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    Robert Stieber — January 27, 2014 @ 9:17 pm

    Absolutely love this website!!!! Can not wait to try your recipes. Thank you for taking the time and effort to show us how to cook these dishes!!!

    • Muy Bueno replied: — January 27th, 2014 @ 9:30 pm

      Thank you Robert! Its comments like yours that make my day. I’m thrilled to hear that you love the blog and video. Please stay in touch.

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    Helen @ Scrummy Lane — January 28, 2014 @ 9:37 am

    Lovely blog! Very glad to have found it. Is it embarrassing to admit that I had no idea what tamales were? The tamalada sounds like such a lovely idea, tho!

    • Muy Bueno replied: — January 30th, 2014 @ 9:23 am

      Thank you Helen! I’m glad you found Muy Bueno too and learned all about tamales. Now it’s time for me to venture to scrummy lane 😉

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    Heather — January 29, 2014 @ 9:00 am

    This was such a fun day! Thank you for inviting me! I had always wanted to make tamales! Heck, I had never eaten one! Delish! So much fun!

    • Muy Bueno replied: — January 30th, 2014 @ 9:21 am

      Hush! You had never eaten one? I’m so glad my tamales were your first. I feel special 😉

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    Erica — January 29, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

    What a great video!!!I would love to make Mexican tamales!

    • Muy Bueno replied: — January 30th, 2014 @ 9:20 am

      Thank you Erica! It means a lot to read a comment from a blog Amiga. I learned so much about Colombian tamales reading your post yesterday. So very interesting. I would love to try one (or two) :)

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    Edward Gomez — February 24, 2014 @ 10:28 am

    Would like more recipes. My mother passed in May she always cooked traditional mexican food handed down from my Nanas. Unfortunately I did not get a lot of recipes from her. I would like to know more about cooking the meat for the tamales. I want to carry on the tradition of the tamale parties and cooking. the traditional Sonoran Mexican food i used to enjoy growing up.
    Thank You
    Edward Gomez
    Tucson, AZ. Via Douglas,AZ

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