Binging with Babish: Tamales from Coco

  • Published: 27 February 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.

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Comments • 6 391

  • Briąn K-nø
    Briąn K-nø  4 hours back

    Sorry to say it but u just can't compare natural vs synthetic

    • Briąn K-nø
      Briąn K-nø  4 hours back

      That's literally the american way of doing tamales so it will never compare or have the same flavor as the tamales las mamas and abuelitas are able to achieve😭👌🇲🇽

      • kunzita 666
        kunzita 666  6 hours back

        Asta que veo a alguien que nos es mexicano y hace bien los tamales

        • Homer Simpson
          Homer Simpson  6 hours back

          Mmmmmm foood

          • Sergio Sandoval
            Sergio Sandoval  7 hours back

            Awesome tamales, you can cook better mexican food than some mexicans I know (including me xD) those look tasty and yes you can make them with pretty much everything even strawberries and chocolate, awesome job!!!

            • Fiona Perez-Hart
              Fiona Perez-Hart  15 hours back

              I know you did this over a year ago and probably dont make tamales all the time and i grew up making it with my family and i can forgive most everything you did "wrong" (not just by how my family makes them) but AAAGGGHHHHH ITS NOT CALLED DOUGH ITS CALLED MASA AND YOURE SUPPOSED TO MIX AND MAKE IT BY HAND IT LEGIT TAKES TWO HOURS MINIMUM, its literally the worst part of making tamales, also if you just leave half inch to an inch of space on one side of the husk its easier to roll them after filling and you wont need to tie them also roasting your tomatillos along with fresh pablano peppers and a couple others i cant name off the top of my head and blending them and cooking the sauce for and with meat for a couple hours brings out a lot of really good flavors, plus it lets you have the best excuse ever, "sorry, making tamales- no you cant have any, gotta go, sauce needs to be stirred bye"

              • Destiny Lynn
                Destiny Lynn  1 days back

                Omg 😍

                • Aristica
                  Aristica  1 days back

                  1/10 not enough masa

                  • Amber edits
                    Amber edits  1 days back

                    TAMALES TAMLES


                    • Evelyn Olea
                      Evelyn Olea  1 days back

                      Como mí abuela would say, those tamales are too thin! If your fingers touch while holding it then it's too thin

                      • its daniel
                        its daniel  1 days back

                        Can you make pupusas

                        • 존재 Reez.
                          존재 Reez.  2 days back

                          oh no! I burnt my tamaaaaleeees ~
                          - Danny Casale

                          • Madison Jackson
                            Madison Jackson  2 days back

                            It has been so long since I have had home made tamales! No, I wasn't raised in a household that made them, but for a time, my family lived with people who did make them and they even let me help make them! It was really fun and this actually brought back some of the very few positive memories I still have from my elementary school years!

                            • Roberto Hernandez
                              Roberto Hernandez  2 days back

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                              • Lord Lino
                                Lord Lino  2 days back

                                Opinión de algún mexicano que haya hecho tamales alguna vez??

                                • Daytothenextday
                                  Daytothenextday  2 days back

                                  I hate disney I'm sorry i do

                                  • K1ng Mon3y
                                    K1ng Mon3y  2 days back


                                    • Gaming Warrior
                                      Gaming Warrior  2 days back

                                      I like rojo tamales

                                      • Panda Jarcor
                                        Panda Jarcor  2 days back

                                        Finally americans make it up for their disguting, poor atempt on tacos.

                                        • You Stink
                                          You Stink  2 days back

                                          Youre not supposed to do it in a pot ur supposed to fill ur sink with water and dunk the corn husks

                                          • Frarly
                                            Frarly  2 days back

                                            goop tamales

                                            • Jasper Andrew
                                              Jasper Andrew  3 days back

                                              You shud try foood wars also known as shokugeki no soma

                                              • Vaporub
                                                Vaporub  3 days back

                                                Bruuhhhhh this ain’t normal food pfft

                                                • Rj Peterson
                                                  Rj Peterson  3 days back

                                                  You will never make it as good as your Abuela, face facts.

                                                  • Madara L Uchiha
                                                    Madara L Uchiha  3 days back

                                                    Only true Mexicans know you don't measure shit to make tamales

                                                    • miguel a
                                                      miguel a  3 days back

                                                      also "spackle" the masa on the shiny side!!!

                                                      • NightFox818
                                                        NightFox818  3 days back

                                                        Ah man, we had this neighbor when I was younger, we could barely understand him, but he made some kickass tamales! I want some now

                                                        • Santiago Garcia Olivar


                                                        • Multi Mudkip
                                                          Multi Mudkip  4 days back

                                                          *i thought u ate the corn husks*

                                                          • VassilliHD
                                                            VassilliHD  4 days back

                                                            TIL you are supposed to unwrap tamales before eating them... good to know

                                                            • Quight
                                                              Quight  4 days back

                                                              i see youre a man of fashion...

                                                              • Noob Trollington
                                                                Noob Trollington  4 days back

                                                                If everyone is talking about not knowiing their Grandparents' name , then my grandpa doesnt like Chickens and no ever knows why he doesnt like it. We secretly fed him with chicken and nothing happened. Up until to this day, we still dont know the real reason he doesnt want to eat chicken.

                                                                • AnimeNerd Alert100
                                                                  AnimeNerd Alert100  4 days back

                                                                  I ASKED IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE TAMALES

                                                                  • Ness lopez
                                                                    Ness lopez  4 days back

                                                                    Oooooh you sly crafty gringo! 😱😵 dude after you roasted the poblanos and show the oxaca chese i remained gape open mouth watching you, dude you even use the floating dough and the extra cover with the leaves 😵😭😭😭✅🐽 ooh dude the god of Corn will be proud

                                                                    • timothy rose
                                                                      timothy rose  4 days back

                                                                      "I don't want to wake up my roommate with a spice grinder" however you seem perfectly fine waking him up with that blender.

                                                                      • Agucho Legui
                                                                        Agucho Legui  4 days back

                                                                        Así no son los tamales nosinosinosinosi

                                                                        • sciire
                                                                          sciire  4 days back

                                                                          You know masa is dough right
                                                                          And harina is just wheat

                                                                          • BlankKamikat
                                                                            BlankKamikat  4 days back

                                                                            i asked if you ᴡᴀɴᴛᴇᴅ sᴏᴍᴇ 🅣🅐🅜🅐🅛🅔🅢

                                                                            • Ari The onion
                                                                              Ari The onion  4 days back

                                                                              Did you just eat a tamale with your fork?

                                                                              • Sylvana Ríos
                                                                                Sylvana Ríos  5 days back

                                                                                Hey hi, just a little comment, tamales are made with corn dough or "maza de maíz", and you said "maza de harina" that's basically is wheat dough, as the tortillas you use for quesadillas. The first one (corn dough) is what tortillas, from tacos, are made of. Its tricky but a really important diference in mexican gastronomy, a lot can get wrong if you confuse both doughs.

                                                                                • rosa venegas
                                                                                  rosa venegas  5 days back

                                                                                  Put the masa in the smooth side so they dont stick

                                                                                  • Axel Valencia
                                                                                    Axel Valencia  5 days back

                                                                                    Ay no no no mijo, you need to mix the masa with your own hands, even tho that the masa is super hot you mix it with your hands.
                                                                                    Put a little of leftover masa in the pot while you're making the tamales, that will cook with the tamales and will tell you when the tamales are done
                                                                                    You make them a little more spongy, put baking powder, around like a teaspoon
                                                                                    I give you a 9.9 cuz is not your culture and trying to do something from other culture is hard and I know how is it

                                                                                    • Carlos Hoffmann
                                                                                      Carlos Hoffmann  5 days back

                                                                                      Now... Time for Sweet Tamales XD

                                                                                      • Yahaira
                                                                                        Yahaira  5 days back

                                                                                        we boil our tomatillo and first.
                                                                                        then boil the pork and shred it.

                                                                                        • Andrew Max
                                                                                          Andrew Max  5 days back

                                                                                          You may also add some of the marinade sauce into the dough.

                                                                                          • Sergio Durán
                                                                                            Sergio Durán  5 days back

                                                                                            You nailed it, you made the recipe perfectly

                                                                                            Although let me say masa harina is not the true name of the flour, it is only harina de maíz (corn flour) and the dough is the masa (although masa is an umbrella word for any type of dough and also synonim of mass) there are other type of harinas like harina de trigo (weat flour) harina de arroz (rice flour) harina de chapulines (crickets flour) etc.

                                                                                            • Itz Muffin Time
                                                                                              Itz Muffin Time  5 days back

                                                                                              If your Mexican you hated it when you got the baby in the bread because you didn't want to make tamales for everyone