9 Tasty Tailgating Recipes Featuring Ball Park Buns

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

9 Tasty Tailgating Recipes Featuring Ball Park Buns

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).

The Ultimate Veggie Burger

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

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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.

Baked Cheesy Burger Buns

Most of us cannot get enough cheese when it comes to enjoying a classic burger, but we never think about incorporating it onto the bun!  This is a simple and easy way to elevate your burgers using a store-bought bun. — Lauren Gordon

For the Baked Cheesy Burger Buns recipe, click here.

Hot Dog Bun Cheese Melt

Hot Dog Bun Cheese Melt

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Hot dogs, buns, and American cheese — can you think of three ingredients better for game day? Here’s a twist on that classic combination that turns a cheese dog into a proper melt for the next time you and your friends gather to root for your favorite team. — Kate Kolenda

For the Hot Dog Bun Cheese Melt recipe, click here.

Sloppy Joe with Ball Park Buns

What’s better than having a few beers and a tasty sloppy joe? This recipe is hearty, filling, and can be made before the tailgate. Make the sloppy joe meat before your leave for the tailgate, put it in Tupperware, and assemble the sandwiches in the parking lot.

For the Sloppy Joe with Ball Park Buns recipe, click here.

Breakfast Tailgate Dogs

Breakfast Tailgate Dogs

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Waking up early for a Sunday tailgate never tasted so delicious. Simply fry up a combination of your favorite breakfast staple, a tailgate tradition, and scoop it into a toasted hot dog bun and you'll be fueled to cheer on your favorite team! — Lauren Gordon

For the Breakfast Tailgate Dogs recipe, click here.

Pork Burgers with Apple and Brie

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. These brie burgers go perfectly with Ball Park hamburger buns.

For the Pork Burgers with Apple and Brie recipe, click here.

Fried Garlic and Herb Bun

Burgers are a classic tailgate food, but you can kick them up a notch with a seasoned burger bun. Using savory herbs and a little butter, your favorite burger recipe just got even more delicious. — Lauren Gordon  

For the Fried Garlic and Herb Bun recipe, click here.

Pinto Bean Veggie Burger

Pinto Bean Veggie Burger

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If you want to go meatless for game day, we have just the recipe. This veggie burger is perfect for grilling at tailgates or topping your salad. — Bridget Creel

For the Pinto Bean Veggie Burger recipe, click here.