There's nothing better than sipping a cold draft beer and taking a bite out of a loaded hot dog as your favorite team steps up to the plate. But we can't always be at the stadium, and let's be honest...sometimes it's more fun to watch the game from the comfort of your own home, are we right?
With that sentiment in mind, we're bringing your favorite stadium eats home to you. If you've got a decent TV, every seat in the house boasts a season-ticket holder's view. (Plus, you can't get thrown out of your own house for yelling at those idiot umpires at the top of your lungs! We do it all the time.) Speaking of TV...if you're still hungry for baseball after the game, here's a look at some of our favorite ballpark-themed movies.
Here are some easy ways to bring your favorite stadium bites all the way home.
1. Top Hot Dog
In St. Louis, the Cardinals love to munch on 1/3-pound hot dogs, bratwursts, and Italian sausages. For this recipe, hot dog vs. sausage and which to use is dealer's choice, and because the stadium offers more than 24 toppings to choose from, we feel pretty good about suggesting you go wild with your own home creation.
If you really want to "go HAM" with this recipe, check out this step-by-step video on how to make hot dogs from scratch from Binging with Babish here.
2. Chicken Churro Sandwich
In Michigan, the Tigers celebrate with chicken tenders topped with local maple syrup on a churro bun. We've substituted this Tiger treat with an interesting take on this recipe that is basically a modified chicken and waffles platter. (Go ahead and drool…we get it.)
3. Friar's French Fries
In San Diego, the Padres celebrate with Friar's Fries, which consist of french fries, pork belly lechón (think salty pork veal), pickled red onions, sweet drop peppers, cilantro aioli, scallions, smoked mozzarella, and chicharron crumbles.
4. Northeast Italian Sandwich
In Minnesota, the Twins celebrate the MLB season with mortadella, salmon, ham, pickled veggies, greens, and Alemar cheese Fromage Blanc (yeah, this one is a little complicated, but it's all about finding the best quality meat you can find).
Check out this similar recipe if you're not much feeling like searching around for the ingredients listed above. And, if you want to get really crazy and pair this with the Friar's Fries, go for it! (We suggested it because…well…it's an awesome combo. Just sayin'.)
5. Stacks on Stacks of Nachos
In Texas, the Rangers celebrate with stacks on stacks of nachos. We're not joking. It's pretty legit. This crispy snack is made up of layers of tortilla chips and an array of toppings like nacho cheese sauce, jalapeño peppers, and special stadium chili, but you can stack it any way you like it with your favorite toppings.
Don't see your favorite ballpark snack here? Check out this stellar roundup of foods from ballparks across the country. Play ball!