Easy Tamale “Muffins”

Who loves tamales? If you raised your hand, you’re with me. However, I cannot for the life of me cook good tamales. Something always goes wrong. These tamale muffins, however? These I can do, which is why I chose them for our Coco Disney Day. Even if they’re not as authentic.


  • 2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 3/4 C frozen corn
  • 1 C Sour Cream
  • 1/4 C Melted Butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 Beef
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • Mexican Shredded Cheese
  • Red Enchilada Sauce
  • Cialntro, for serving, if desired


  • Preheat your oven to 400.
  • Mix together your cornbread base by combining: corn muffin mix, corn, sour cream, butter, and eggs. Whisk until evenly combined (no dry spots).
  • Lightly spray your muffin tin and use a medium cookie/ice cream scoop to put batter in cups. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • While they’re cooking, brown your hamburger and add your spices.
  • Use a shot glass to push down in the middle (kind of like we did for the Up Cookie Cups) to make them cups.
  • Let cool in pan for five minutes or so. Then top with your ground beef, about a teaspoon to tablespoon of red enchilada sauce, and as much cheese as desired.
  • Broil Cups for five minutes or less, until the cheese begins to brown. Top with cilantro if desired!
Recipe inspired from Mini Tamale Pies on Delish.com.

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