This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I am always on the hunt for simple ways to host a big game day party at our house. We typically host a few families here, which means I’ve got to think of a variety of eaters when it comes to the food I serve.
Tips for hosting the perfect party:
1. Serve something everyone will like.
2. Put a spin on an old favorite.
3. Dazzle the guest with a winning combination.
I always start my hunt for the perfect game day spread at Walmart because I know that I’ll find everything I need in the grocery section and can also pick up other household things…. I’m all about getting everything I need in as few as steps as possible.
For this game day spread, I choose Tyson® Any’tizers® Boneless Chicken Wingz Buffalo Style, Ball Park® hot dogs, Ball Park® Hot Dog Buns and Wright® Brand Bacon as my base food groups and set out to make the most epic Hot Dog and Chicken bar I could think of.
Of course the heart and soul of this offering is in fact, the hot dog. Hot dogs are a staple in my house because they can be dressed up or down and they still work for almost every meat eater out there. Ball Park hot dogs are always a crowd favorite. Combined with Wright bacon (which by the way, is thickly sliced and amazing to work with) and Tyson® Any’tizers® Wingz Buffalo Style, I knew I had a winning base to start with.
A crowd favorite in my house is bacon wrapped hot dogs. They’re super easy to make.
Bacon Wrapped Hotdog Recipe
The hot dog to bacon ratio is 1:1. If you’re making 4 bacon wrapped hot dogs, you need 4 slices of bacon and 4 hot dogs.
1 package Ball Park® Hot Dogs
1 package Wright® Brand Bacon
1 Package Ball Park® Hot Dog Buns
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Starting at the top of the hot dog, wrap bacon around hot dog in a spiral and secure ends with toothpicks.
Place on a foil lined cookie sheet, on top of a cookie cooling rack. This allows the fat from the bacon to drip below and saves you time on the clean-up end.
Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until bacon is crispy. Flip the hot dogs once at 10 minutes to allow for bacon to evenly cook.
For my hot dog and chicken bar, I served traditional hot dogs, bacon wrapped hot dogs, buffalo chicken bites, chili and hot dog rolls. This meant there was something for everyone on my table!
With these ingredients, a variety of different sandwiches could be created.
Add some ketchup and French’s mustard for a traditional hot dog.
Add a bacon wrapped hot dog for a twist on a classic, or top one with chili and cheese for a brand new spin.
Buffalo chicken bites, blue cheese dressing and a hot dog roll make watching the game super fun. Everyone loves buffalo wings, but how about the same flavor in a sandwich!
The options are endless!
What will you make for big game day?
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