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11 Grilling Ideas For People Who Love Both Baseball And Barbecues

Hit your next BBQ out of the park with these baseball-themed ideas and bring big league grilling flavor home with Weber Sauces & Seasonings.

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3. Create a baseball diamond fruit platter:

Who doesn't love refreshing fruit in the summer? Arrange your fruit to make a miniature baseball diamond. Buying pre-sliced fruit will save you major time.

4. Prepare a grilled chili and serve it in novelty baseball helmets:

Grilling the ingredients for your chili will impart delicious grilled flavors into the final product. Don't forget to season the steak and pork before you put it on the grill! Once they've been grilled, shred or grind the meats and put them in a pot for slow cooking. A dollop of sour cream, cheddar cheese, and onions are all you need to bring this dish home.

Prepare all the fixings so your guests can make hot dogs from famous baseball cities, such as the Cincinnati Dog (chili, cheese, and white onions), Chicago Dog (mustard, white onions, relish, pickle spear, tomato wedges, sport peppers, and celery salt on a poppy seed bun), and Seattle Dog (cream cheese, grilled onions, jalapeños, Sriracha, and a dash of sesame seeds) pictured above. You can also mix and match ingredients to create your very own Frankendog.

7. Make no-hassle grilled cheese fries for a winning side dish:

Just put frozen fries in foil, add cheese and bacon, and grill until hot and melty. Garnish with Sriracha, scallions, and sour cream for even more flavor. Pro tip: If you grill this dish with the lid closed on your Weber Kettle, the fries take on a unique smoky flavor that's delicious.

10. Use throw down bases to direct your guests between the buffet table, the drink coolers, and any other points of interest:

Rounding the bases is even more fun when each base includes food. Just don't slide into home.

11. Lastly, decorate cupcakes with mini baseball cookies for a sweet finish:

It's easy, colorful, and fun. All you need are cupcakes, cookies, and red icing. Less time baking = more time for grilling (and eating).

Most importantly, bring big league flavor to whatever you grill with Weber Sauces & Seasonings.

A good burger is a welcome addition to every backyard barbecue. And Gourmet Burger Seasoning from Weber Sauces & Seasonings combines eight individual seasonings into one delicious blend to make your big juicy burger flavors even better. It’s the perfect complement to your 70/30 ground beef. Play ball!

Photographs by Lauren Zaser

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