Black Bean Tamales

Cootie Brown’s ships its famous black bean tamales nationwide on Goldbelly! Cootie Brown’s black bean tamales are made with black beans, caramelized onions, and authentic Mole’ sauce with a vegetarian masa.

Opened by the Vella family in 1999, Cootie Brown’s is an eclectic Johnson, Tennessee, restaurant that serves dishes inspired by fictitious Cootie Brown’s travels around the world. One of Cootie Brown’s most famous creations is its signature two-layer Key lime pie, a rich, silky, and tart masterpiece.

More Details

  • Each package includes up to 2 dozen Black Bean Tamales
  • Each tamale weighs 5 oz. and measures 2″ × 5″

Choose from 3 sauces

  • Verde (Vegan)
  • House Tamale
  • Mole (Vegan)


Black beans, roasted chilis, spices, tomato, garlic, onion, maseca, vegetable shortening, vegetable base, canola oil, salt. Contains soy. GF, Vegan

Instructions / Storage

  • Tamales arrived fully cooked and on dry ice
  • Keep refrigerated for 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Additional storage and heating instructions included with each order
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Cootie Brown’s ships Monday through Friday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
  • Have more questions about Shipping? Read our Shipping FAQ page.

Corporate Gift Orders

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The fiesta tamales were excellent, I will for sure place another order soon.
Julie K. - Astoria, NY
Shipped with minimal packaging, Tamales were superb! The mole sauce is terrific! Surpassed my expectations!
Andrea R. - Joplin, MO
My spouse and I received our order as a gift. We were very happy to have it, as it gave us a sweet reminder of back home for our anniversary.
Samantha K. - Seattle, WA
These tamales were just terrific. Much better than most restaurants and so simple to prepare. Truly fresh and homemade tasting. We thought the verde sauce was great and then we tried the bomb mole - will reorder again and again.
Hal L. - Los Angeles, CA
The key lime pie arrived on time and was excellent.
Davidean T. - Daly City, CA
The food is delicious! We live in RURAL MONTANA, and getting restaurant quality food I can make at home is FABULOUS!
Nichola G. - Deer Lodge, MT
The fiesta tamales were excellent, I will for sure place another order soon.
Julie K. - Astoria, NY
These tamales were just terrific. Much better than most restaurants and so simple to prepare. Truly fresh and homemade tasting. We thought the verde sauce was great and then we tried the bomb mole - will reorder again and again.
Hal L. - Los Angeles, CA
Food arrived as stated and in excellent condition - on time and well packaged. Very good food products - tasty, quality ingredients and visually wonderful. Loved being able to purchase Gluten Free items. Appreciated thorough item descriptions with ingredient listing and accurate sizes mentioned.
Sara H. - Rochester, MN
The products arrived to my sister in time for her birthday. She was very surprised and loved the chicken tamale and raspberry pie. My husband and I had both of these when we visited Cootie Brown's in the Fall. So delicious!
Ashley Q. - Wilmington, DE
Delivered on time; well packaged, DELICIOUS tamales and sauces. Looking forward to trying a pie sometime.
Jan A. - Lawrence, KS
Everything was amazing!! food was well packaged, showed when expected still frozen solid. Very easy to reheat and DELICIOUS!!! i will DEFINITELY recommend, and will order again!! So very happy i received a gift card. Otherwise i would have never known about this service!!
Christina P. - Ellicott City, MD
Food was delicious! Some of the best tamales we’ve ever had. It was packed well and all’s drives in good condition.
Heather D. - Fort Atkinson, WI
on time they were delighted with the gifts
MADELINE G. - New York, NY
Delivery was on time. Packaging was excellent and food was still frozen. Food tasted good.
JACQUELINE S. - Middle Island, NY
The pie was outstanding and my Dad thoroughly enjoyed it for his 88th birthday.
Bob R. - Kinston, NC
Cootie Brown's Key Lime Pie is AMAZING .. and the pie tin is perfect for gift giving .. packaging and delivery was very professionally done.
Alix H. - Hattiesburg, MS
The selection of products, the ease of ordering, the communication, the delivery and of course the DELICIOUS PIE !!!!!!!
Susan B. - Hillsboro, NH
Cootie Brown’s pies are amazing, also described as decadent! Order the peach, you won’t be sorry.
LaMott F. - Boise, ID
From the beginning of the delivery to the last bite of the beautiful Peach Cream Pie, it was just a wonderful experience!
Mary B. - Saco, ME
Pie was a gift for my daughter and was delivered on time for St Patty's Day. It was a huge hit!
Robyn L. - Sudbury, MA
Everything. Delicious pie arrived on time and in perfect condition. Goldbelly is amazing
Carol G. - Yardley, PA
Easy to order, easy to use gift card and delivered as promised. Food was great. Exactly as presented.
Missy M. - Dacula, GA
Description of the product, ease of purchase, delivery when committed, packaging and finally quality of the product
Maya R. - Miami, FL
Fantastic tasting!! Love that it's not too sweet!
LOLITA C. - Hawthorne, CA
Everything packaged so well and delivery was prompt. Everything from Goldbelly has been yummy so far!
Annemaria C. - Coppell, TX
food was delivered on time. Packaging kept food intact during delivery. Food was delicious!!
Erin C. - Crofton, MD
Delivered on time and in great condition.
Jay W. - Darien, IL
The key lime pie was delivered on time and the quality was perfect!
Carmen G. - Dix Hills, NY
Items arrived on time, in perfect condition, and still frozen.
Howard H. - San Rafael, CA
Ease of ordering. Timely and on time shipping. Great packaging. Fantastic product.
Ralph K. - Lenexa, KS
Great taste! Creamy, love the cakey base and rich but not too sweet.
LOLITA C. - Hawthorne, CA
In great condition when received. It was delicious.
Lynda N. - Coeur D Alene, ID
Delivered on time. Sturdy & cold packaging. Amazing flavor and presentation of the pie. Husband said it was best key lime pie he has ever had!!
Jennifer B. - Oregon, OH
Beautifully packaged. Product was frozen, fresh, and delicious as usual. We are returning Cootie Brown customers!
Megan R. - Anacortes, WA
Everything received so far has been delicious and well packaged. Cold food has arrived still cold even in the hottest part of a Texas summer!
Annemaria C. - Coppell, TX