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Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me of behalf of Ball Park brand. The opinions and text are all mine.

Why is it that grilling elevates even a humble meal into something spectacular? You can add fresh air and charcoal to anything and it seems to taste better!  We’ve been visiting with my side of the family and for Sam’s upcoming 6th birthday we had a family cook-out. Sam was so excited! Ball Park’s Finest Hot Dogs were invited to the party. They were delicious!

Delicious Hot Dog Ideas

The flavors of grilled hot dogs can be surprisingly diverse. Mustard, ketchup and onions are frequent partners. Chili dogs are iconic. Cheese dogs are another popular version. But for Sam’s birthday, I wanted to serve the kid-friendly hot dog with a twist in taste. The bacon wrapped Ball Park Park’s Finest were a hit and the mango salsa added a unique flavor that everyone raved about. Bet you’d like them!

Mango Salsa

Ball Park

Bacon Wrapped Franks

First, I made the mango salsa. It’s easy. Dice one avocado, one tomato and one peach, plus add one tablespoon of fresh cilantro.

Ballpark Wrapped in Bacon

Then, wrap the wieners in bacon. I grilled them for about five minutes on each side, turning frequently over medium heat, until the hot dogs were nicely browned and the bacon was fully cooked.

Pop the hot dogs in a bun. Top them with the mango salsa and add a dollop of sour cream or tzatziki.  That’s a hot dog worth celebrating whether you have a birthday boy or not!

If you like to man the grill, you’ll want to know that from August 12-14 grill masters will be converging at the Finest Grillathon in New York City to attempt a record-breaking, longest running, group BBQ using Ball Park Park’s Finest. Want to make BBQ history? Enter Ball Park’s Finest contest and you could win a trip for two to New York City and a spot on the grill masters team. Hot dog—what fun! That would be one great summer vacation memory!

Bacon Wrapped Ballpark Franks

Start with a premium product like Ball Park Park’s Finest Hot Dogs and you’re in for one of summer’s favorite meals.  Go to FoodNetwork.com/ for details on entering the grill masters’ contest and a chance to make history…BBQ history.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ball Park. The opinions and text are all mine.

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.