Batter up! It’s time for some baseball and that means it’s also time for brews, dogs and finger licking ballpark food favorites. These iconic foods don’t have to wait until the next time you’re at the ballpark. Fire up the grill, invite over some friends and bring the game right into your living room!
Start the festivities off by setting up a designated ballpark food station along with party plates and tableware matching the home team’s colors. This set-up will be easy for your guests to grab a plate and start stacking – it also keeps them out of the kitchen!
Next, the menu! Every great ballpark is known for its specialty food. Put a spin on the original barbecue pulled pork and slide into home plate with these Sweet Potato Pulled Pork Sliders. Fork-tender barbecue pulled pork topped with creamy coleslaw and banana peppers sandwiched between Alexia® Waffle Cut Sweet Potato Seasoned Fries. It’s the perfect appetizer to set the stage for what's to come.
Include a power hitter at the party! Not an actual baseball player, but a Beer Braised Onion Burger. Topped with melted Swiss cheese and sweet onions braised in beer – it's sure to make you feel like you’re at the game.
Put a twist on the classic nacho and use Alexia Oven Fries with Olive Oil, Rosemary & Garlic for “potato nachos." Topped with carne asada, beans and guacamole served over baked oven fries – better make extra – these will go fast.
Baseball is known for serving up franks. Try these Grilled Spiral Franks by carefully threading the frank on a skewer and cut down the side of each frank while rotating. Slightly pull the frank away from the skewer to expose the spiral shape.
Pro-Tip: Make it easy for your guests by placing the toppings in pre-served bowls. Fill each bowl with your favorite toppings such as chopped onions, relish, sliced tomatoes, coleslaw and chili.
Keep clean-up simple! Throw a curve ball at the classic french fries by adding chili to Grilled Chili Cheese Fries in a foil pack – foil packs are easy to make ahead and make that clean-up easy!
So next time you want to watch the game from the comfort of your own home – make these ballpark favorite recipes and the only thing you’ll be missing is the smell of the grass!