Black Bean Tamale and Pipian

Authentic Mexican Tamales with a simple, vegetarian filling seasoned with Serrano peppers, onions & cilantro
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4


  • Soak corn husks in water

Tamale Filling Recipe:

  • Mashed black beans
  • Any veggies of your choice finely diced
  • Use colored peppers
  • Flavor with chilies & salt

Outer masa layer:

  • Make a paste of onions garlic, chili, salt
  • Add Masa flour spice paste and water
  • Should be like Adai or pancake batter consistency!


  • Take masa paste with your fingers. Spread it on a corn husk, add a little filling in the center. Close and seal tamale. Stack them in a steaming basket or pasta maker insert. I used a steel colander inside a steel pot. Cover and steam for 25-30 mins.
  • I just added vegetable stock cut up two tomatoes, one union, chilies, Serrano peppers, salt , total seasoning and garlic.
  • Blended that together in blender but vegetable stock needs to be hot so the masa is easier to work with Mole Verde or Pipian.


Warm tamales and Pipian and serve hot!!!

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