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Grilled Corn Tamales

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10 servings

These Argentina-inspired tamales (humitas) are grilled - a new way to cook traditional steamed tamales. Serve them at your next summer barbecue.

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  • Heat grill to medium heat.
  • Remove corn from husks, reserving husks. Cut corn from cobs; place in blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add onions and peppers; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in corn, cornmeal and basil; cook 5 min. or until mixture forms dough, stirring constantly. Cool 5 min. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Spread 1/4 cup corn mixture down center of each of 20 husks to within 2 inches of top. Fold over sides and top end of each husk to enclose filling.
  • Grill 15 min. or until filling is heated through, turning after 8 min. Cool slightly before serving.

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Serving Suggestion

Serve with a crisp mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.

Make Ahead

Tamales can be assembled, wrapped tightly in foil and stored in the refrigerator up to 2 days. Or, store in the freezer up to 6 months; thaw in refrigerator before grilling. Remove tamales from foil before grilling as directed.

Assembling Tamales

If corn husks are small or narrow, use 2 husks, overlapping them slightly, before filling as directed.


  • 10 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 10 servings
Calories 220
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 200mg
Carbohydrate 24g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 5g
Protein 9g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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