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5 Pairings of the Best Tamales in Texas Perfect for Every Graduation Party!

We want to congratulate every graduate who made it to the end of their schooling! It is a significant accomplishment no matter where you start. While celebrating with loved ones, make sure your party planning is easy, and try these five side pairings with the best tamales in Texas!

Tamales are perfect for a family gathering as they can be made in large quantities and are easy to serve. If you want the best, look no further than these five combinations!

Spanish Rice and Chicken Tamales

Spanish rice is a classic side dish that complements the savory flavor of chicken tamales. It is easy to prepare and can be made in advance. To make Spanish rice:

  • Sauté onions and garlic in oil until soft.
  • Then add in rice.
  • Add chicken broth and diced tomatoes.
  • Let it simmer for about 20 minutes without mixing, and your Spanish rice is ready to serve.

Grilled Corn and Vegetable Tamales

Grilled corn on the cob is a popular side dish in Mexican cuisine. It pairs well with our cream cheese and jalapeño tamales. To make grilled corn:

  • Brush the corn with olive oil and sprinkle it with salt and pepper.
  • Grill it on high heat for 10-12 minutes.
  • Top with chile, queso fresco, crema, or green onion.

Black Beans and Pork Tamales

Black beans are a staple in Mexican cuisine and a great side dish for pork tamales. They are a good source of protein and fiber and are easy to prepare. To make black beans that will enhance the flavor of pork tamales:

  • Sauté onions and garlic in oil until they are soft.
  • Then add in black beans.
  • Season with cumin and salt and let simmer for about 10 minutes.

Make this side or top onto your favorite tostadas for a fuller plate!

Mexican Street Corn and Beef Tamales

Mexican street corn, also known as elite, is a popular side dish in Mexican cuisine. It is grilled corn on the cob coated with mayonnaise, cotija cheese, and chili powder that pairs well with beef tamales. Here is the recipe:

  • Grill, roast, or steam corn on high heat for 10-12 minutes.
  • Then coat it with mayonnaise, cotija cheese, and chili powder.
  • Serve corn on the cob, or serve it in a cup.

Refried Beans and Cheese Tamales

Refried beans are a classic in Mexican cuisine and pair well with our family-favorite bean and cheese tamales! To make refried beans:

  • Sauté onions and garlic in oil until they are soft.
  • Add in pinto beans.
  • Season with garlic, salt, or your favorite seasonings.
  • Simmer your beans for half an hour to two hours, depending on your quantity.
  • Mash the beans with a potato masher or immersion blender.

Get Tamales for Every Occasion Nationwide

Delia’s Tamales offers nationwide shipping so everyone can enjoy the best tamales in Texas. Enjoy a variety of tamales and a range of shipping options for your convenience.

the Best Tamales in Texas

Our tamales are made with high-quality ingredients and traditional methods, ensuring rich, savory flavors. Whether ordering for yourself, in-store pickup, or nationwide shipping, you are one click away from truly the best tamales in Texas.  For questions, please contact us online.

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