9 Tasty Tailgating Recipes Featuring BallPark Buns

For this week’s SWAT, the CCN and The Daily Meal staffers had to submit a recipe using ball park buns

This is a delicious ground pork burger made by Christina Kolb of But I’m Hungry blog.

Football season is in full swing and what better way to celebrate than tailgating. Chips, beer, friends, and football —what’s not to love? To make your tailgating experience even better try some of these amazing recipes using Ball Park hot dog and hamburger buns. You can make simple hot dogs or hamburgers or broaden your culinary horizons with sloppy joe recipes, salads, and hot dog bun cheese melts. There are so many deliciously creative things you can do with Ball Park Buns, which is why it’s the theme of this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme).

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According to their site, the Ball Park brand was launched in 1957 in response to a request from the owner of the Detroit Tigers baseball team. Their franks became popular quickly and the brand grew from there. They are now a national premium brand that sells franks, buns, jerky, and more. This week, we asked our Culinary Content Members and The Daily Meal staff to make a recipe using ball park hot dog or hamburger buns — the results were mouthwatering.

Christina Kolb of But I’m Hungry blog made a delicious pork burger with apples and brie.  Kolb says, “Ground pork makes a nice juicy burger patty, and it has a more delicate flavor than beef, which lets the brie and apple really shine. Brie on burgers is great because not only does it taste great (okay, really great) but when it melts it gets all creamy and saucy.” This recipe is the perfect canvas for Ball Park burger buns. Christina Kolb stepped out of the box for this tailgating recipe which is why she’s the winner of this week’s SWAT.

The Daily Meal’s Healthy Eating Editor, Bridget Creel gave us a healthy tailgating alternative. Just because you’re going tailgating doesn’t mean you can’t have a delicious meal that’s also healthy. She used Ball Park burger buns for her hearty and healthy pinto bean veggie burger — if you’re going meatless for game day this is the perfect recipe.

The Daily Meal’s Restaurant and City Guide Editor, Kate Kolenda also participated in SWAT this week. While hot dogs in a bun are perfectly fine for game day, why not add American cheese to the party? Hers is a cheesy hotdog that all the tailgaters will love.

There are tons of recipes that can be created with Ball Park buns. If you need a little inspiration for your next tailgate here are a few recipes that will be a hit with the crowd:

The Ultimate Veggie Burger

The Ultimate Veggie Burger

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Make the ultimate veggie burger at your next taiulgate.

This burger is gluten free, vegan and very easy to make. It’s mainly made out of black beans, black quinoa, and veggies. The combination of spices is what gives this veggie burger the incredible flavor and aroma. Serve it with a toasted bun and some veggies.

For the Ultimate Veggie Burger recipe, click here.

Caesar Salad with Ball Park Bun Croutons

Caesar Salad with Ball Park Bun Croutons


Make croutons out of ball park buns.

This simple Caesar salad recipe uses Ball Park buns for the crunchy croutons that top a salad of crisp cold greens. While this may not be traditional tailgating fare, everyone will love the way you utilized hot dog buns.


For the Caesar Salad with Ball Park Bun Croutons recipe, click here.