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Watch the big game and play!

Tailgate party spread with hot wings, pig in a blanket, nachos, pretzels, and popcorn with football and a football jersey.

Let’s face it. Many of us watch the big game for the company, the great commercials and the halftime show. The abundance of food certainly doesn’t hurt either. Why not combine the two in a fun eating game? (Make sure you wear your stretch pants.)

Any time one of these things shows up in a commercial or you react in a specific way, eat up.

  • You roll your eyes = 3 carrot sticks
  • You snort from laughter = 2 cookies
  • Someone cries = 1 glass of water
  • You clap your hands in amusement = chicken wing in dip
  • Someone uses a “dad” joke = chug your favorite drink (Click on savings and select your store to see the deals on Pepsi products this week.)
  • A company uses a popular song = Two chips with salsa
  • The word “football” = Chip and guacamole (Fresh guacamole is ready to go in our produce department.)
  • A puppy or kitten = handful of your favorite chips
  • Car commercial = Spoonful of seven-layer bean dip
  • Truck commercial=2 cookies

Big Game Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday will be here before you know it! Did you know that 8 million pounds of guacamole and 14,500 tons of chips are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday?

If you’re hosting a big game party this year, we’ve created a checklist of things you don’t want to forget!

1.       Food

We don’t count calories on Thanksgiving, birthdays or Super Bowl Sunday! The importance of food at any big game party is one thing both men and women can agree on this Sunday. We don’t want to tell you exactly what to make this Sunday, but you can’t go wrong with burgers, wings, ribs, chips, salsa, guacamole, drinks, shakes and desserts.

2.       Environment

Grab festive banners, cutlery and napkins to help your visitors feel the excitement of the big game. Don’t be afraid to use plastic, you’ll thank us when it’s time for cleanup. Decorations, along with a big screen TV and plenty of couch space will secure your spot as the big game destination for years to come.

Remember – Many people watch the big game for the commercials in between the game, so don’t forget to keep it quiet during commercial breaks. Last year, it was estimated that more than 10 million people tuned into the game for the advertisements! If you need to talk, take it to the kitchen.

3.       Gamesmanship

When your guests arrive, have each individual fill out a game prediction sheet. Ask them who they think will win and what the final score will be. At the conclusion of the game, award the winner of the competition with a silly prize or trophy!

Johnsonville Recipes for the Big Game!

Johnsonville Brat CrockMake sure to try these delicious recipes to impress your friends this weekend!

Hearty Two-Bean Chili (w/ Bush’s Chili Beans)

1 package (12 ounces) JOHNSONVILLE® All Natural Mild Italian Ground Sausage

1 can (16 ounces) BUSH’S® Chili Red Beans, undrained

1 can (16 ounces) BUSH’S® Chili Kidney Beans, undrained

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped green bell pepper

1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 tablespoon oregano

2 cloves garlic, chopped

Garnish: Chopped green onion, Sour cream

In a large pan, brown sausage over medium high heat. Add onion and peppers and sauté until onion is translucent. Stir in remaining ingredients, except green onion and sour cream. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Garnish with green onion and dollop of sour cream.


Queso Blanco Slow Cooker Dip featuring Johnsonville® Jalapeno and Cheese Smoked Sausage and BUSH’S® Chili Beans


1 package (14 ounces) Johnsonville® Jalapeno and Cheese Smoked Sausage, finely diced

1 – 8oz. package cream cheese, softened

½ cup sour cream

1 can (15 ounces) BUSH’S® White Chili Beans (do not rinse or drain)

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1 cup salsa verde

1 clove garlic, minced

Tortilla chips

Fresh jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, cilantro or lime wedge (optional garnish)


  1. In a large bowl, blend softened cream cheese and sour cream until smooth.
  2. Add diced sausage, white chili beans, shredded cheese, salsa and garlic; mix gently to combine.
  3. Transfer to a 2 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 2-1/2 hours, or until heated through, stirring every 30 minutes. Reduce heat to WARM to hold for serving.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips. If desired, garnish with jalapenos, tomatoes, cilantro or a squeeze of fresh lime juice.


Johnsonville Brat Crock 

What You’ll Need:

1 large slow cooker

3-4 cans (12 oz. each) beer (depending on the size of your slow cooker)

2 tablespoons butter

1 medium yellow or white onion, sliced into rings

Johnsonville Original Brats (19 oz. tray)

What to Do:

Pour in the beer; add butter and onions into slow cooker and turn on to high.

Heat a grill pan or heavy skillet to medium high and grill or sear the brats on all sides.

Place your Johnsonville Brats into the slow cooker and heat until the brats are cooked through, about 2 hours. Brats are fully cooked when the internal temperature reaches 160˚F.

Reduce heat to low to keep the brats in the slow cooker hot throughout the game.


Mountain Dew Game Fuel Giveaway


If you love Mountain Dew and video games then this giveaway is just for you!

Our Rewards program has partnered up with Mountain Dew to give away six Playstation 4 consoles. For every $25 purchase of Mountain Dew products made on your rewards account from November 1-28, 2015 you’ll be automatically entered to win. Each $25 spent on Mountain Dew products will receive one entry.

No purchase necessary entry available. To read full promotion terms and conditions, click here.