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How-To: Make Tamales with Wes Avila

Not all of us are lucky enough to live near a great Mexican restaurant, so we enlisted the help of Guerrilla Tacos owner Wesley Avila to show us how to make top-notch tamales at home.

by Wesley Avila
Dec 28 2017, 3:00pm

Not all of us are lucky enough to live near a local Mexican restaurant that serves great tamales, so we enlisted the help of Guerrilla Tacos owner Wesley Avila to show us how to make top-notch tamales at home.

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Good news: it's a much less daunting task then one would think. (Hint: Wes's secret weapon is the microwave.) Wes also shows us how to make an accompanying salsa that's so good, it should be bottled.

This first appeared on MUNCHIES in 2015.