A recent visit to the Ranger’s stadium netted a few new hot items that have been added to the menu of absurd. The first is the Tanaco, a giant 24 inch taco made fresh at the ballpark, and filled with one foot of seasoned ground beef and another foot of seasoned chicken. The whole monstrosity is then topped with shredded lettuce, nacho cheese, pico de gallo, sliced jalapeños and sour cream.
Another bad boy of the ballpark is the Poutine Nachos. This is described as Texas-style cream gravy, bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and a choice of brisket or southwestern-style chicken. Not what we might consider poutine in the strictest term, but it is their own variation with the word “nacho” after the word poutine. It was after all a Texas Ranger’s purveyor that invented the modern day ballpark nacho, that gooey orange-ish concoction that officially cannot be called a cheese product by FDA standards, but wowed the world in 1976.
Never mind that real nachos, made with real cheese, is credited to Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya from Piedras Negras, Mexico in 1943. The original nachos were called Nachos Especiales, and were made with real Wisconsin cheddar.
If the thought of ballpark cheese nauseates you, try the new Bacon Waffle on a Stick. The baconey treat may be dipped in maple syrup or topped with chocolate syrup and whipped cream.