Amy’s Tamale Verde With Black Bean Review

Once in a while it feels good to go meatless. It’s great for your health and Amy’s is there with this tamale when you’ve OD’d on White Castle or Mac Don’s over the weekend.

Here, we’re taking a look at their Tamale Verde with black bean dish.

As the back of the box story mentions, this was discovered at one of the founder’s favorite restaurants in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. After toiling away for 3 years perfecting the perfect balance of tamale, corn, beans, rice and organic tomatillos, Amy’s finally came up with a perfect midnight snack.

Let’s get a look at those nutrition facts:

nutrition facts
Whole lotta fiber in there.

On to our ingredients!

ingredients
Not a single chemically sounding thing in it!


This tamale verde is shaping up to be a pretty solid meal based on the ingredients and nutrition facts.

Full back of the box


cooking instructions
Cooking instructions

frozen tamale verde
Pre-cooking (still frozen)
tamale

The Tamale Reviewed

Packaging: Above Average

Nutrition Facts: Average

Ingredients: Above Average

Taste: Above Average

Preparation: Average

This looked like a solid snack since tamale’s seem to keep pretty well when we make them at home and freeze them. That turned out to be true with this. The spicy rice was tasty without the spiciness being too over-bearing. Comparing the cooked food to the picture on the box:

tamale being compared with the picture on the box
The comparison

The rice looked similar but the tamale itself kind of missed the boat. The sauce, as you can see, was coagulated to the sides of it instead of on top like it was supposed to be in the picture. It also wasn’t quite as voluminous as it could have been. The beans were a bit mushy, but they were also frozen so why am I complaining?

The corn had a slightly sweet taste, I’ll look forward to seeing it later.

While I’m normally used to beef or chicken tamales, these are a great non-meat alternative.

Midnight Snack Rating: 8.34/10

Recommend? Yes