Baked Tamale Bites with Yogurt Lime Crema
Vegetable Filling
Yogurt Lime Crema
To prepare the masa:
  1. Combine the masa, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add vegetable oil and mix with a whisk until it is well distributed. Add broth and mix with a spatula until combined and smooth.
To prepare vegetable filling:
  1. Add 1 Tbs. oil to a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions and stir occasionally until soft and starting to caramelize, about 10 minutes. Add zucchini and oregano and cook, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Add chiles, black beans and salt. Stir to mix until warmed through. Turn off the stove and set aside.
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a mini muffin pan with vegetable oil spray. Add a heaping tablespoon of prepared masa to each muffin cup. Shape the masa into a little bowl, using your thumbs to press the masa to the sides of the muffin cup. Place 1 Tablespoon of vegetable filling into each masa cup. Bake 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes before carefully removing tamale bites from the pan.
Yogurt Lime Crema:
  1. While baking, prepare the yogurt lime crema. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Finishing touches:
  1. Top each tamale bite with a drizzle of yogurt lime crema and a sprinkle of cotija and cilantro. Serve with a wedge of lime for spritzing. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes