We are all thinking about burgers and hot dogs right now. I know I am. There’s something about summer and the food that is like magic. Especially since my kids have finally found their love of both burgers and hot dogs. It took some time, but it all started with extra pickles and ketchup. Then I decided to branch out a bit. Cassidy grows so much cabbage in our garden that I have taken to making homemade coleslaw. There’s something about that first satisfying crunch. Then, Des helped me realize a genius move – baked beans ON a hot dog or hamburger. I was speechless at first from this brilliance.
This is two recipes in one! Use it for burgers and use it for hot dogs. Right now we’re in summer party mode. My birthday is tomorrow (ahem) and we’re still celebrating all things summer and we will be for quite awhile. So the opportunity to prepare this two in one summer treat couldn’t be timelier, stepping our burger and hot dog game up with a new flavorful recipe – simply perfect for summer entertaining. With next level toppings, only a soft and delicious bun would do.
Then you find that THE iconic brand of your childhood — Wonder Bread, has partnered with the United States Organization (USO), for “Camo for a Cause,” a campaign honoring the selfless service of military men and women. I had all those feelings of nostalgia wash over me, and also pride at helping to support our military friends
There’s only one thing that gets me as excited as good food does, and that’s good food for a good cause! So I bought several packages for summer.
As part of the campaign, you’ll find exclusive Wonder and USO “Camo for a Cause” co-branded hamburger and hot dog bun packaging on grocer shelves. I was so excited to see the packaging! From now through the rest of July, look for the packaging donning stars, stripes and camo!
Summer is synonymous with honoring and celebrating the United States and its heroes. We have Military Appreciation Month in May, and July 4th. We honor and celebrate with grilling and outdoor entertaining often at the center of how we express gratitude. That’s why this partnership is so timely! You can look to Wonder to round out your picnics, parades, and backyard get-togethers in honor of active duty, Guard, Reserve and military veteran communities. We’re happy to Spread the Wonder.
My recipe is delicious. Make sure to use real bacon bits! You can pre-make the coleslaw or use homemade coleslaw and your own baked beans recipe. It’s such a nice combination because you get the sweetness of the beans, the smokiness of the bacon bits, and then the crunch of the coleslaw. Here’s the recipe as we make it here and feel free to modify:
What You Need:
Wonder Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns
3 cups shredded cabbage (we use purple)
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup mayo
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp celery seed
Salt, pepper and a dash of sugar to taste
Hot dogs and hamburgers
What You Do:
1 – In a large bowl, combine your cabbage and carrots
2 – In a smaller bowl, make your dressing with mayo, vinegar, salt and pepper, celery seed, and sugar
3 – Toss your dressing into the cabbage and carrots and then let chill
4 – Top your hot dogs and hamburgers with warm baked beans, bacon bits, and then coleslaw
5 – Enjoy!
Wonder offers breads to satisfy every generation, and its heritage of baking wholesome and delicious bread continues today. It has the taste and quality you remember from childhood, and it’s got several ways for you to instill a little wonder in whatever you’re eating next – from Wonder Classic White and Whole Grain White to 100% Whole Wheat breads and summer essentials – like Wonder Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns. So get out there and enjoy Wonder’s “Camo For a Cause” to help honor our heroes this summer. Remember to grab those buns now through the end of July! I keep showing the packaging to all of our party guests because I totally love those stars and stripes.