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How To Make Tamales with Guerilla Tacos owner Wesley Avila

Not all of us are lucky enough to live near a local Mexican restaurant that serves great tamales, so we enlisted the help of Guerrilla Tacos owner Wesley Avila to show us how to make top-notch tamales at home. Good news: it's a much less daunting task then one would think. (Hint: Wes's secret weapon is the microwave.) Wes also shows us how to make an accompanying salsa that's so good, it should be bottled.

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52 thoughts on “How To Make Tamales with Guerilla Tacos owner Wesley Avila

  1. All the years of making this with my family for Christmas, my mom would try to get an assembly line going

    1. Yes it does. Also buying liquor in plastic bottles such as vodka has similar effect. Plastic is just bad.

    2. +WindmillStalker well i actually never did hear about it so yeah thanks for the explanation haha. didn’t need to call me an idiot tho maaan haha

    1. +Peaceful Hooligan i agree and the cellphones are giving us the brain canzers also i heard tell the other day that the law man is coming to take all of our moonshine derr heeyuk dern it why cant dey just leave us be amirite fellow idiot? the crap people cry about microwaves doing to food is done by most any other cooking process lol cooking damages your food deal with it or go raw dog

  2. Real mexican tamales are not filled with Monterrey Cheese (or any cheese) or pumpkin. They are usually filled with strips of chicken.

    1. you can put anything in tamales bro. but I feel you.. I don’t get the cheese stuff, I need some food with meat and some tapatio haha

    2. Mi madre les pone queso y rajas. It all depends on what you like on your tamales. Tradition and evolution. Embrace both.

    3. OG tamales were not made with many meats as meat was not a huge part of aztec diets, however, squash, was.

  3. Tamales made of mole, chicken, pork, rajas etc. Monterey cheese, squash? Wtf part of Mexico you from. I would like to try it but I don’t think these are tamales.

  4. Yo if I made them like that my mom would be like “¿Qué son esas chingaderas?”
    *throws chancla at me*

  5. The fact that people think tamales are Mexican pisses me off all Central American countries make there version of tamales .

    1. Lol if our Tamales are trash than why are ours more known than any other Tamale? It sounds like you don’t like Mexicans because you got bullied in school by Mexicans like every other Central American or a Mexican took your girl don’t be jealous everyone knows who Mexico is.

    2. +Edwin Sanchez Yeah it’s a tragedy you donkey fuckers aren’t given the credit you deserve.

    3. +Edwin Sanchez mexico was never part of central america, true!. However, before the spanish– mexico and central america did share traditions, the region was after all known as Mesoamerica!. Similar beliefs, artistic traditions, et al.

  6. Everyone has their own version of pizza, everyone has their own version of tamales STFU already.

    1. tigerbloodkids Estas enojado? Tranquilo. No importa quien soy. Lo que importa es la verdad, y la verdad es que los tamales han existido como una comida tradicional much mad antes de que el puerco fue introducido a los continentes Americas. Tu eres el imbecil. Habre in libro de ves en quando y deja esa pendejada de orgullo

    2. tigerbloodkids Estas enojado? Tranquilo. No importa quien soy. Lo que importa es la verdad, y la verdad es que los tamales han existido como una comida tradicional much mad antes de que el puerco fue introducido a los continentes Americas. Tu eres el imbecil. Habre in libro de ves en quando y deja esa pendejada de orgullo

    3. Eduardo Valdes Mi familia los hacen can una masa mucho mas seca que una masa con manteca. Masa se puede coagular sola, nomas que se require menos aqua. No es also complejo.

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