Zesty “Pigskins”

Zesty “Pigskins”

Serves: Serves 12

Prep Time: 40 mins

Cook Time: 50 mins

Zesty “Pigskins” with Tangy Slaw and Bourbon BBQ Sauce will take any game day to the next level!


  • 1st down: SLAW
  • 8 slices Bob Evans Thick Sliced Country Pepper Bacon (crisped and chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pkg. Kale/Chou Prepared Salad Mix (9 oz.)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2nd down: GLAZED ROLLS
  • 1 dozen wheat dinner rolls
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dark mustard (for smokiness)
  • sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3rd down: PATTIES
  • 1 lb. Bob Evans Zesty Hot Roll Sausage
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 4th down - SAUCE
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon
Zesty “Pigskins”


  1. 1st down: SLAW - Mix all ingredients (except for the bacon) in a large mixing bowl. Let the mix marinade for 30 minutes.
  2. 1st down: SLAW - Before plating, add cooked peppered bacon. (TIME-SAVER TIP: Prepare the slaw the night before and store in the refrigerator)
  3. 2nd down: GLAZED ROLLS - Arrange rolls on a baking sheet.
  4. 2nd down: GLAZED ROLLS - (GLAZE—Optional): Melt butter, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and dark mustard in a small sauce pot until thoroughly combined. Brush this glaze over the rolls, and lightly sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. 2nd down: GLAZED ROLLS - Bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
  6. 3rd down: PATTIES - Thoroughly combine sausage, egg, and oats.
  7. 3rd down: PATTIES - Divide mixture into 12 rounded portions.
  8. 3rd down: PATTIES - Press down slightly to form patties about 1/4” thick.
  9. 3rd down: PATTIES - Grill each patty to desired temperature.
  10. 4th down: SAUCE - Reduce bourbon by (1/4) by simmering in a sauce pot for 5-10 minutes.
  11. 4th down: SAUCE - Add barbecue sauce and heat until the sauce returns to a simmer. Keep sauce warm until ready to brush patties.
  12. Slice each roll in half and top the bottom half with a layer of coleslaw, the patty, barbecue sauce, and the top half of the roll, as shown in the photo.

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