Texas Rangers Unveil New Ballpark Fare – Including $27 ‘Most Valuable Tamale’

How do you keep traditional baseball fare fun and exciting? Combine it with other baseball fare, of course!

From a hot dog wrapped inside a tamale to shredded brisket deep fried in funnel cake batter and topped with powdered sugar, Globe Life Park in Arlington unveiled several concession and club menu items Thursday for the 2017 season.

This year’s offerings include:

The M.V.T. – “Most Valuable Tamale”

This $27 menu item, inspired by the TamArlington Dog, has been supersized into a 24-inch tamale filled with the legendary Boomstick Hot Dog. The M.V.T. is topped with Texas Chili, Nacho Cheese and Sour Cream. Where to buy: Texas 24″ stand in Section 29

Texas Snowballs

Do you love sweet barbecue? The Texas Snowball may be for you. Classic ballpark shredded brisket is rolled into a ball, dipped in funnel cake batter and then deep fried to golden perfection. This menu item, covered in powdered sugar for a snowball look, is available for $9.50. Where to buy: State Fare stand in Section 141

Fritos Kimchi Chili Dog

This $10.50  menu item is a Texas Chili all beef hot dog topped with a sweet and spicy kimchi chili, fresh cilantro, Texas teriyaki sauce and crunchy Fritos Corn Chips. Where to buy: American Dog stands in Sections 22 and 48.

Crunchy BBQ Burger

This $13 burger includes a juicy all beef patty, topped with a mound of smoked pulled pork, Sweet Baby Ray’s signature BBQ sauce, pickled red onions, cilantro and a crunchy layer of Nacho Cheese Corn Chips. Where to buy: The American Dog stand in Section 48

But not all the announced menu items were focused on meat lovers only. New vegan options include black bean tamales as well as Mediterranean Nachos, which are Stacy’s Pita Chips, topped with cool chickpea hummus and a fresh garlic basil tomato and country olive salad.

The Texas Rangers also announced a new name for the former Captain Morgan Club is now Rebecca Creek Saloon. The Rebecca Creek Saloon, which is open to the public, also features several new dishes. Options include a veggie wrap, a half rack of pork ribs as well as The N.E.Q (“Never Ever Quit”), which is shaved ribeye steak, mozzarella sticks, fried jalapenos, waffle fries, onion rings and white queso.

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