Easy Game Day Chili with Bob Evans Sausage


We love the Super Bowl at our house, but we actually don’t really care for football.  Are you confused?

We love the Super Bowl because we make an appetizer buffet for supper.  We try to make it festive and fun, especially since it is the only football game we watch the entire year:)  In the past we’ve had chicken wings, caramel popcorn, and brushcetta to name a few.  Chili lends itself to well to football night, especially if you have company.

Normally I make chili with hamburger, but I recently tried a super easy recipe using Bob Evans sausage.  Hmmmmmm……why did I ever use hamburger?  Sausage is genius.  It gives chili so much flavor, you’d think it had been cooking for hours.

Your family or guests will never know how easy it is to make.  This is all you need.

Brown your meat, add the other ingredients and simmer on the stove or add all the ingredients together in a slow cooker and let it work its magic.  Either way it’s all good.

And this is the results…

Warning– I recommend doubling or tripling the batch, because it will disappear faster than you think.

Aren’t these football bowls adorable?  They add the perfect touch to make the day extra festive.

You can have a variety of fixins’ available for your guests/family.  I had cheese, green onions, and oyster crackers on hand.  But the options are limitless.

Sure, you could spend hours making elaborate goodies this coming Super Bowl Sunday or you could just make something easy AND delicious like this!

And for the record I blame Bob Evans for making chili with hamburger now obsolete.  Try it for yourself, there’s no turning back:)

Here is the recipe in its entirety.

Bob Evans – Sausage Chili

Stir together sausage, chili seasoning, tomatoes, onions and beans in a slow cooker, then let it do the rest!

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Makes 6 servings


  • 1 pound Bob Evans Zesty Hot or Original Recipe Sausage Roll
  • 1 package chili seasoning mix (1.25 oz)
  • 2 cans diced tomato with onions (14.5 oz)
  • 1 can light red kidney beans, undrained (15.5 oz)


In large saucepan, crumble and cook sausage over medium heat until browned. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. SLOW-COOKER OPTION: Crumble uncooked sausage into bite-size pieces and put in slow-cooker. Add remaining ingredients. Stir gently. Cover and cook on low heat 4-6 hours. Stir before serving.

For more game day inspiration check out the complete library of recipes available at Bob Evans online.



I received the above mentioned product for review purposes, all opinions are my own.


  1. I am so starving right now, that looks amazing! I would love some chili for the superbowl

  2. Looks good but I especially love the bowl!

  3. Boy does that look good! I love shredded cheese on my chili, I usually use ground beef but I bet the sausage is really good.

  4. This chili looks delicious! I pinned it so I’ll remember to try it! I love that little football dish too! Would be perfect for tailgating

  5. I have never thought of using sausage with chili either – But I am going to have to try this recipe!

  6. Oh yum! This looks amazing!!

  7. YES those bowls are adorable, and I am seriously hungry looking at those pictures which is unfortunate because it is 10PM… will definitely try and make this Sunday 🙂 Thanks for the great recipe!

  8. That looks so delicious! I love chili but I’ve never made it…probably because my family doesn’t like it 🙁 but i should make some for myself and freeze the leftovers!

  9. I’ve never had chili with sausage in it before but that looks really tasty.


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