The weather outside might not be frightful quite yet. However, as autumn continues to advance, the days are getting shorter and there’s a slight chill in the air…especially as the sun goes down.
Happily, at Borracha Mexican Cantina in Henderson’s luxurious Green Valley Ranch Casino, we’ve got a cozy solution that blows pumpkin spice lattes out of the water: our new tamale cakes!
BBQ Chicken Tamale Cakes are one of our newest appetizer menu offerings. They’re the perfect dish to help you stay warm as the weather is cooling down…read on to learn all about this stellar new menu item!
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What’s a Tamale, Anyway?
Our tamale cakes are a creative riff on the traditional Mexican tamale.
To help you better understand our new menu item, let’s take a moment to define the traditional tamale.
A tamale is a stand-alone meal that is cooked and served out of either a banana leaf or corn husk. It’s said to date back to as early as the times of the Aztecs, when they served as an easy and portable meal.
Usually, the tamale will consist of a mixture of masa or corn dough and fillings, which are then wrapped in the leaf/husk and steamed. The process of steaming firms up the fillings, making them easy to consume while on the go.
The tradition of tamales has held steady over many years. Today, tamales are often more elaborate than the ancient versions of yester-year. It’s not unusual to find tamales with creative or gourmet fillings. It’s a great way to honor a tradition yet explore culinary creativity!
BBQ Chicken Tamale Cakes at Borracha
At Borracha, our newest menu item is a nod to the traditional tamale, but with our own unique twist.
Our tamale cakes are served in cake or patty form, making them the perfect canvas for some delicious toppings!
The flavorful cakes, made from corn dough, are topped with a generous serving of tangy-sweet BBQ braised chicken, topped with sauce, cheese, and tasty fixings like pico de gallo and micro cilantro. They’re served warm and toasty…just another great idea from Borracha to keep you warm during the cooler months!
While these tamale cakes might be slightly untraditional in their execution, we think that you’ll find yourself experiencing love at first bite!
Try ‘em With Tacos
Our BBQ Chicken Tamale Cakes are the perfect appetizer to pair with a hearty meal of tacos. Don’t miss our Tacos & Tequila Tuesdays, when you can get unlimited street tacos, margaritas, and tequila for just $24! These tamale cakes are the perfect additional menu item to round out your order.
Make it a Celebration: Drink Pairings
Our tamale cakes, like most things in life, are better with the perfect drink. So what’s your poison? Here are some suggested drink pairings that will make our already delicious BBQ Chicken Tamale Cakes even better:
Wine: These tamale cakes make a great pairing with a robust red wine. The Borracha menu has a variety of options to taste-test––try it with a Malbec or Merlot and see how cozy a combination it really is!
Beer: Beer and tamales = heaven! The rich corn cakes and tangy BBQ chicken featured in this appetizer make it a great pairing for just about any beer you love, whether it’s a traditional Negro Modelo, a classic American draft like Budweiser, or a craft beer like Lagunitas IPA. Our beers are available by the pint or by the pitcher…go ahead, add a Shot of Hornitos Reposado Tequila for $5!
Cocktails: Cocktail with your tamale cakes? Now that’s an idea.
While you can’t go wrong with any of the cocktails on our creative drinks list, there are a few that we think taste extra-special with this new menu offering, including:
Blood Orange Margarita: This sweet-sour concoction features Hornitos Plata Tequila, blood orange, fresh lime juice, and agave nectar.
Smokin’ Mamacita: The smokiness of the El Silencio Espadin Mezcal works wonders with the rich tamale cakes and BBQ chicken; it’s joined with Casamigos Blanco, Aperol, guava nectar, lemon juice, and simple syrup for a truly memorable cocktail.
Pablo Chacon: One of our most popular cocktails packs a little sweet heat that can’t be missed with our tamale cakes! It’s made with Casamigos Blanco Tequila, cucumber essence, jalapeno, lime, and cilantro.
Don’t Miss Borracha’s Tamale Cakes!
As the weather gets cooler, Borracha Mexican Cantina wants to help you stay warm. Come visit and try some of the cozy menu items like our brand new BBQ Chicken Tamale Cakes! Make a reservation today.