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Ball Park Park’s Finest Hot Dogs are part of summer and summer memories but also perfect all year long. What’s game day without a really good hot dog?· Get your grill ready, y’all!
I have a lot of summer memories that include hot dogs. When I was growing up we had a pool and summers were spent outside. It was the 1960s and if you weren’t in bed and didn’t have chores you were outside playing Red Rover, Red Rover or Red Light, Green Light until forced inside by mosquitoes or parents — usually parents. After all, what were a couple thousand mosquito bites compared to the bright stars and the freedom of summer?
Part of that outside life was grilling. Dad came home from work and grilled. He grilled on the weekends, too. If you were in an airplane flying over our 1960s neighborhood you’d see smoke from each backyard grill with a Dad standing over it, flipping burgers and hot dogs.
It’s what we did.
Picnic tables, red checked vinyl table cloths, the ketchup that dripped out of the bottle real slow, and the Beatles on the radio. Those memories will stick with me for the rest of my life — they are part of who I am. Grilling hot dogs is as American as… well… you know.
My husband is the grill master around here. He creates magic on the grill the way I create magic in the kitchen…If he comes home and I have (God forbid) steamed the hot dogs he’s all sad puppy faced, “I would have grilled them for you!” Grilling is his magnum opus. He does lots of things well but…grilling?
On August 13th, Ball Park brand, set the Guinness World Record for the Longest Team Barbecue Marathon after grilling for 34 hours and 35 minutes in New York City! Can you image grilling for 35 hours straight? Can you imagine the smell of those hot dogs?
Finest Grillathon winners, Andrew Battistelli and Susan Bulloch, along with Food Network chef Tyler Florence, grilled more than 3,000 Ball Park Park’s Finest Hot Dogs which were donated to City Harvest, a food rescue organization. Check out the recap video featuring highlights from the event and tell us how you would have kept going for 34 hours!
I like to put a Texas spin on Ball Park Park’s Finest Hot Dogs. That should be no surprise, right? They come in a jalepeno and cheese flavor that I love and I like to serve them right next to a pile of corn chips with chili on them. Two of the best things isn the world right there. It’s like taking the best thing from a baseball game and the best thing from a high school football game and smashing them together to make one amazing plate.
No real recipe, y’all. Just take a handful of corn chips and spoon on some chili. Add jalapenos, onion, and cheese and spoon it alongside your Ball Park Park’s Finest Hot Dog. I recommend the jalepeno and cheese variety!
The jalepeno and cheese in the hot dog is just right with the chili and corn chips. Perfect for summer grilling or tailgate parties. Most of all?
Perfect for making those great memories.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ball Park. The opinions and text are all mine.