Level Up: Back-to-School Sandwich Edition

Level Up: Back-to-School Sandwich Edition

It’s back-to-school time, and that means lunches. Lots and lots of lunches. But don’t fret – we want to keep you from getting into a sandwich slump with some great recipes that use hot dog and hamburger buns. Because, let’s face it: The bun makes it better.

  1. Introducing the Bunini – it’s a panini, but with buns! This recipe from Real Simple elevates your sandwich game considerably, but you could easily use any panini recipe. Pro tip: Let the bunini cool completely before packing to keep it from getting soggy.
  2. If your kids don’t know who Elvis was, they’ll want to learn after trying the Elvis Dog from Rachael Ray. Bonus: The blog post this recipe comes from has tons of great lunch ideas for using leftover hot dog buns.
  3. The Pickler is an egg salad sandwich designed to pack some protein into the school day. Be sure to use an insulated lunch bag with an ice pack, unless you like the idea of picking up your sick child early.
  4. With Ball Park® Buns’s own Pulled Pork Sandwich with Sweet & Sour Slaw recipe, you can make lunch overnight. Pro tip: Use a thermos to keep the pulled pork warm and let your child put the sandwich together at lunchtime.

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