Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili?

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JeffG
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2009/08/24 17:02:57 (permalink)

Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili?

Hi All, first post here so please be gentle..

I was raised on Bob's Big Boy spaghetti and chili, and I'm trying to find a recipe that approximates (or duplicates) the chili.  I live too far from Burbank now to make it down to Bob's.

Thanks in advance,

Jeff
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? 2009/08/24 17:19:19 (permalink)
    Is Morro Bay too far away?
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    JeffG
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    Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? 2009/08/24 17:21:36 (permalink)
    Yes, unfortunately.  I'm living up near Santa Cruz now.
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? 2009/08/24 18:23:59 (permalink)
    JeffG

    Yes, unfortunately.  I'm living up near Santa Cruz now.


    You won't drive 130 miles for something you really love?
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    Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? 2009/08/24 19:27:19 (permalink)
    Wish I had the time and money.  Actually I wish I still lived down there, but that's another story.

    I discovered Bob's is now a franchise operation, so I'm sure they use a foodservice branded chili.  I just need to find out which brand it is.  I sent an email to their corporate HQ and hopefully they'll respond.
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    Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? 2009/08/24 19:56:16 (permalink)
    Big Boy operates their own commissary in Warren, Michigan. It is almost impossible to procure these in-house manufactured items. You may want to look around this web site; many people have posted their own chili recipes.
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    Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? 2009/08/24 21:30:16 (permalink)
    David, thanks for that info.  If they're like everyone else they probably guard their recipes like nuclear bomb secrets.

    I see Big Boy salad dressings at my local markets, maybe they sell their chili somewhere as well.
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    stricken_detective
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    Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? 2009/08/24 23:13:53 (permalink)
    Maybe you should write to the guy who does the Top Secret Recipes website???
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    Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? 2009/08/25 18:38:59 (permalink)
    Fresno had a couple Bob's Big Boys 11 years ago when I lived there. About a 2 hour drive for you. IF they are still open.
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    Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? 2009/08/25 19:24:06 (permalink)
    My first Big Boy was at Castaic Junction in 1956.
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    Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? 2009/08/25 20:05:00 (permalink)
      You would be surprised to find a lot of chili recipes in the Chili forum, mine included. All worthy of trying to find the one you like best.

    David O.
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