“Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd…”
It’s August, which means baseball season is still in full swing, and if the classic song is anything to go by, fans of the sport are just as enchanted with classic stadium food as they are with watching the actual game. And while we’re all about filling up on handfuls of peanuts and cracker jacks (they’re vegan!), sometimes we crave something a little more hearty.
Ballparks often actually offer an array of vegan options, but sometimes the vendors just don’t have the plant-based option we’re most craving — but that’s okay! When we’re in the mood for plant-based ballpark snacks, we know that we can rely on the Food Monster App to present us with as many vegan ballpark recipes as our heart’s desire. Here are some of our favorites below:
When it comes to recreating your favorite childhood meals, it’s all about the seasoning and these Carrot Hot Dogs by Casey Muir Taylor got it right. They’re made by boiling carrots until soft and then marinating them in a savory sauce. After that, you just fry them to make them a little crispy and … ta-dah! You have yourself a whole foods-based and budget-friendly meal that’s a childhood favorite.
We’re going all in with these Tater Tot-Chos With Beer Cheese by Ashley Hankins. What are tater tot-chos? Only the best appetizer that you’re not eating. This awesome snack is the lovechild of nachos and tater tots — crispy tater tots are served with spicy, melty vegan cheese sauce, meat-free chili, and smoky vegetable protein bacon bits. Then, they’re topped with everything that belongs on loaded nachos: guac, pico de gallo, vegan sour cream, and of course, jalapeños. Dig in!
Take your stadium-pretzel eating game to the next level with these Sweet Potato Pretzel Knots With Curried Mustard by Erin Beccia. They are warm, yet fluffy on the inside, and salty, but chewy on the outside. They are divine little knots of goodness ready to be dipped in that fabulous mustard sauce bursting with the sweet aromas of curry.
This vegan Steak Sandwich by Mouthwatering Vegan (Miriam Sorrell) is a fairly simple affair – a slab of good quality grilled or fried ‘beefsteak’ served on bread or on a roll with a choice of toppings. You can accompany this with a simple salad garnishing if you desire.
If you can’t go to a baseball game without peanuts, try spicing yours up and make these Baked Curry Peanuts by Tina Dawson. They’re coated in masala spice and are the perfect munchie to put out at a party or to keep around the house as a snack. The peanuts are covered in a savory blend of spices and a tasty batter and then baked. You won’t be able to stop eating these things.
We hope these recipes to help you close out baseball season were a total homerun. If you’re excited to cook even more vegan recipes, we highly recommend checking out our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. See you next season!
Lead image source: Tater Tot-Chos With Beer Cheese