6 of the Most Creative Ways to Reuse Leftover Delia’s Tamales

Did the holidays leave you with an abundance of leftover Delia’s Tamales? What can we say, Delia’s tamales really is the go-to for all festivities. Fortunately, you can reuse your Delia’s tamales dozens if they are taking up space in your refrigerator. Scroll down to learn about six ways to incorporate leftover Delia’s tamales.

Tamales Chili

Perfect for cold weather, a tamale added to a hearty bowl of chili makes an ideal flavor match.


  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 yellow bell pepper
  • 4 Tbsp chili powder
  • 3 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 30 oz red kidney beans
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 28 oz smoked crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Dozen beef, chicken, or pork tamales
  • 30 oz diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • Add a cup of sliced serranos for heat


  • Stir until its well combined.
  • Add all spices and herbs in the mix.
  • Add cooked beans and vegetables.
  • Keep in pot on low simmer for 2 ½ hours until chili consistency.
  • Combine diced onions, bell peppers, and tamales in a pot on medium heat.

Tamales Hotdogs

Everyone’s favorite food with an exciting Mexican twist. The tamales hot dog is here to stay.


  • Cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Hot dog buns
  • Borracho beans
  • Any of savory tamales
  • Grilled jalapeno slices
  • Caramelized or raw sliced onions


  • Reheat tamales and buns
  • Place tamales in bun
  • Top with borracho beans
  • Add raw or caramelized onions, grilled jalapeño, and a lime wedge.
  • Top with cilantro and enjoy!

Easy Cheesy Tamales Dip

Perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl or a deliciously cheesy snack with a movie, this appetizing appetizer will have you yelling nacho cheese!


  • 1 Cup of jalapeños
  • 1 can of Nacho cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Half a dozen savory tamales
  • 4 Cups of Mozzarella and cheddar mix
  • 10 ounces smoked fire burned tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper


  • In a crock pot add cheese, and tamales
  • Let melt and add spices and jalapeños
  • Enjoy as a size or appetizer with tortilla chips

Simple No Cook Mexican Corn Salad with leftover Delia’s Tamales

The most delicious salad you’ll ever taste. This is the perfect side dish to bring joy to the entire dinner table.


  • 1 tsp Tajin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 cans of Corn
  • 2 tbsp of lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of diced jalapeños
  • sprinkle of cotija cheese
  • Any savory Delia’s tamales
  • 1 ½ cup of Diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of quesadilla cheese
  • ⅓ cup of serranos for extra spice (optional)


  • Add all veggies evenly
  • Mix in quesadilla cheese
  • Mix in spices and lime juice
  • Top with a dash of cotija cheese and cilantro

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These recipes will have both your taste buds and stomach thanking you. Start your morning off right with some Delia’s Tamales. Visit any of our locations for an order today! Read our review online now!

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