Since the early 1980s, Texas Tamale in Houston has been making gourmet, lard-free tamales, combining smooth masa with savory fillings, and wrapping them in corn husks. It's been a recipe for success: The company started in a home kitchen, branched out to a street cart and ultimately opened its own popular deli. Their black bean tamales have the perfect balance of soft masa and hearty black beans cooked with a mellow mix of spices. Gluten- and trans fat-free, they’re fully cooked. Just steam or microwave to enjoy a real Tex-Mex treat in minutes.