Keto Tamales Recipe | Easy & Gluten Free

Keto Tamales Recipe | Easy & Gluten Free
Warm keto tamales made with a tender spiced pork filling. This is the perfect recipe for taking your keto cooking to the next level.
▢6-8 Corn Husks Washed
▢1.5 lbs Pork Loin
▢1 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
▢1 tsp Black Pepper
▢1 tsp Garlic Powder
▢3/4 tsp Cumin
▢3/4 tsp Chili Powder
▢1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
▢2 cans Red Enchilada Sauce 10oz cans
▢2 cups Almond Flour
▢1/2 cup Melted Butter
▢1 tbsp Psyllium Husk Powder
▢1 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
▢1/2 tsp Black Pepper
▢3/4 tsp Cumin
▢1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
▢1/2 tsp Baking Powder
▢1 large Avocado
▢1/4 cup Queso fresco
▢1/4 cup Sour Cream



  • Add the pork loin to a baking dish. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder. Pour the cans of enchilada sauce overtop.
  • Cover with foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes to an hour, or until the meat reaches 165.
  • Let rest for 15 minutes then pull apart and add xanthan gum to thicken the sauce. Season with extra salt and pepper to taste.
  • Set aside.


  • Boil the washed corn husks for 20 minutes until they begin to soften.
  • While the husks cook prepare the keto masa. Combine the almond flour, butter, psyllium husk, salt, pepper, cumin, garlic powder, and baking powder in a large bowl.


  • Lay down a boiled corn husk and fill it with 1/6 of the “masa”. Press out the masa into a thin square and then fill it with a bit of the meat.
  • Roll up the tamale making sure to tuck in one end while rolling.
  • Steam the tamales, open side up for 45 minutes
  • Serve now, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.


Net Carbs: 5

Nutrition Facts
Keto Tamales Recipe | Easy & Gluten Free
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 978mg41%
Potassium 492mg14%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 558IU11%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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