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 • 6 671

  • ctd88
    ctd88  1 days back

    i think you forgot to cook the tomatillos.

    • Edwin R
      Edwin R  1 days back

      When my mans pulled out the lard. 😳

      • tereika dudley
        tereika dudley  2 days back

        Ha! Big pots not funny😒

        • PrimaDeluxe
          PrimaDeluxe  2 days back

          Oohhhhh so you don't eat the husks...

          • Austin Bailey
            Austin Bailey  3 days back

            anyone else here from the bam & dr phil playlist???

            • Fiora Emerald
              Fiora Emerald  3 days back

              I made tamales today using this masa recipe! The texture is perfect. I'll probably add a little more salt - but thats all personal preference :3 Thank you, Andrew!

              • AwesomeAna
                AwesomeAna  3 days back

                Yeah now try this with crunched up fruit basket corn husks. It’s torture.

                • Ulises Arreola Piñon
                  Ulises Arreola Piñon  3 days back

                  Tamales aren’t from coco. Tamales are just tamales

                  • Fabian Munoz
                    Fabian Munoz  4 days back

                    This is inaccurate like my, grandmother is is rolling in her grave inaccurate.

                    • MaskU Chan
                      MaskU Chan  4 days back

                      I like watching every movie in English but when it comes to Coco it gets weird

                      • CaptainDerp
                        CaptainDerp  4 days back

                        I’m sorry but those tamales don’t have pork they are just tamales de elote

                        • alex bondor
                          alex bondor  4 days back

                          I bet they taste bland lmaoooooooo

                          • TOF
                            TOF  5 days back

                            Just remember

                            When you eating them get ready for diarrhea

                            • Yung_Chelo
                              Yung_Chelo  5 days back

                              My mom doesnt do anything like this

                              • katy edits Stuff
                                katy edits Stuff  5 days back

                                Me: this not how I remember making tamales

                                Also Me: remembering that people make their tamales different

                                • AwesomeAna
                                  AwesomeAna  3 days back

                                  Yeah we’re lazier than this, we just get the pork with red chilie for filling. We put a few teaspoons of chilie in the masa too.

                              • Griffin Tschudin
                                Griffin Tschudin  7 days back

                                " I'm not trying to wake up my roomate" *proceeds to turn on blender*

                                • Jer Bear
                                  Jer Bear  1 weeks back

                                  Didnt want to wake anyone. Anyways here goes the blender lol

                                  • Dale Harden
                                    Dale Harden  1 weeks back

                                    As someone with an Old World Italian grandmother, I can ascertain that "Do you want some more?" is the most rhetorical of rhetorical questions.

                                    • Nat
                                      Nat  5 days back

                                      the answer is always yes and it does not matter whether you actually want them or not

                                  • Feña Follert
                                    Feña Follert  1 weeks back

                                    in chile we call them humitas💞

                                    • PRAME Storytime
                                      PRAME Storytime  1 weeks back

                                      I burnt meh

                                      *T A M A L E S*

                                      • Liz Lopez
                                        Liz Lopez  1 weeks back

                                        Honestly you lost me on lime juice.

                                        • TheDreDay81
                                          TheDreDay81  1 weeks back

                                          Sorry but my family's tamales are far more superior to yours. Just saying. Lol come to Cali Christmas eve and join us making a dozens upon dozens! Lol

                                          • Arminius
                                            Arminius  1 weeks back

                                            Oaxaca cheese isn't mexican mozarella,mozarella is italian oaxaca!

                                            • Arminius
                                              Arminius  1 weeks back

                                              Other than the use of actual measurements instead of throwing whatever amount of everything,your recipe is authentic lol

                                              • RagingBlackLightning
                                                RagingBlackLightning  1 weeks back

                                                First time I ate tamales no one told me to unwrap the corn husk before eating it. Everyone else had already eaten so I never knew till now

                                                • Chuy Lujano
                                                  Chuy Lujano  1 weeks back

                                                  Green tamales are better

                                                  • Nathaniel Yingling
                                                    Nathaniel Yingling  1 weeks back


                                                    • Kandy plays
                                                      Kandy plays  2 weeks back

                                                      Is it alright if I don't use lard.

                                                      • Jackie89000
                                                        Jackie89000  2 weeks back

                                                        I dated a half Latina girl for a while. I asked her if her mother (who always made us authentic Mexican food cause she is from Mexico City) made tamales for Christmas. She said tamales are usually made in poorer areas of Mexico whereas wealthier areas like Mexico City they traditionally make various soups like Pozole, sorry if I misspelled that. She said tamales are a sign that your family is poor in Mexico. Also, apparently people in Mexico don't like people from Mexico City.

                                                        • Lps Taco Tv
                                                          Lps Taco Tv  2 weeks back

                                                          Do something from Sonja and creg

                                                          • Francisco Leon
                                                            Francisco Leon  2 weeks back

                                                            Tbh my mom made better tamales than badish

                                                            • Ree Ree
                                                              Ree Ree  2 weeks back

                                                              Can you please not say Rasheed but say rashid

                                                              • Ravindhra Iman Narasena Dillon

                                                                stand mixer
                                                                more like

                                                                stand that is a mixer

                                                                • B Holden
                                                                  B Holden  2 weeks back

                                                                  So you just made tamales

                                                                  • Jessy
                                                                    Jessy  2 weeks back


                                                                    • Cookie Manzano
                                                                      Cookie Manzano  2 weeks back

                                                                      Quiero tamales c:

                                                                      • Smoken Gnomes
                                                                        Smoken Gnomes  2 weeks back

                                                                        Put aside some of that marinade you used for the pork into the masa. So the tamales wont look so white. But honestly was pretty damn good other then the spices missing in the dough and not having the cumin seeds toasted and other thing toasted like you were pretty spot on.

                                                                        • Council of Water Sheep
                                                                          Council of Water Sheep  2 weeks back

                                                                          T A M A L E S

                                                                          • super spooky time
                                                                            super spooky time  2 weeks back

                                                                            Even after my grandma's passing I can still tell her breathing on my neck saying
                                                                            "NO SEAA BURO MIJO MIRA SE ASE ASI"

                                                                            • super spooky time
                                                                              super spooky time  2 weeks back

                                                                              Boi Dee's tamales be coming from Mexico u think we gonna go through the fuckin time of buying a Stan mixer heck na we make Dem bitches by hand

                                                                              • S. Nifrum
                                                                                S. Nifrum  2 weeks back

                                                                                You could’ve trimmed the fat off of the pork shoulder, put it in the fridge, cut it into cubes, put it in a pot with 1/3 cup of water, put it in a 300 degree oven checking on it every 30 minutes to mash it with a potato masher until all that can melt has melted, and strain to separate the liquid fat from the solid residue

                                                                                That way you wouldn’t need to spend money on both the pork and the lard you could buy one and get both

                                                                                I got the recipe from Alton Brown so you know it’s the real shit

                                                                                • Nikkie Casillas
                                                                                  Nikkie Casillas  2 weeks back

                                                                                  You also forgot to add chipotle paste to the masa. My abuela always added spice to every step of the tamales.

                                                                                  • LuckyKari
                                                                                    LuckyKari  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Do Guatemalan Tamales!!

                                                                                    • Klimentgame Lo
                                                                                      Klimentgame Lo  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Ice bear calazones?

                                                                                      • Izel Sucks
                                                                                        Izel Sucks  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Wake me up when homie makes tamales de dulce

                                                                                        • K Saunders
                                                                                          K Saunders  2 weeks back

                                                                                          the sad part of watching these videos is, even though I could buy Babish's book and get the recipes, I'd never be able to make any of these recipes - no way I'd find corn husks at my local supermarket and I don't think they've even heard of masa harina, let alone stock it on the shelves. Still, listening to Babish is very soothing and I think I'll keep watching just for that. :-)

                                                                                          • bald nibba
                                                                                            bald nibba  2 weeks back

                                                                                            I'm latino but I've been raised by white grandparents and I think it shows cuz I eat tamales with ketchup

                                                                                            • bald nibba
                                                                                              bald nibba  2 weeks back

                                                                                              @RayquazaSempai lmao yeah

                                                                                            • RayquazaSempai
                                                                                              RayquazaSempai  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Damn lol, yea I think your right. I'm a full on greaser and I've never seen any of my relatives eat it with ketchup

                                                                                          • Richard Sephir
                                                                                            Richard Sephir  2 weeks back

                                                                                            These remind me of Haitian Patties!