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Amigos locations in Lubbock, Amarillo, Plainview, and Hereford will all be hosting a delicious event on Saturday, December 2nd. The 15th Annual Tamale Cook-off will be taking place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Those wanting to participate in the contest can sign up in-store up until noon on Saturday, December 2nd. There is no entry fee, but the contest is limited to the first 30 people who sign up. The judging will happen between 1 and 3:00 p.m.

The winner will get a $250 gift card, second place will get a $100 gift card, and the person that comes in 3rd will get a $50 gift card.


In order to compete, you must bring 12 cooked tamales in a warming container according to a press release from United and Amigos.

“We are so excited to host the Tamale Cook-Off for the 15th year,” said Rebekah Bernal, Hispanic innovation manager for The United Family. “Each year, this competition gives people in the community an opportunity to gather for friendly competition and fantastic tamales. There is still room for participants at every location, so come in and sign up today!”

Contestants will need to bring 12 cooked tamales in a non-breakable warming container for judging. Prior to judging, contestants will be allowed to warm up their tamales and personalize them with any condiments i.e. cilantro, chopped onions, salsa, etc. Contestants will receive all additional information upon signing up.

There is still plenty of room at each Amigos location so sign up today!

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