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 Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili?

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JeffG

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Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? Mon, 08/24/09 5:02 PM (permalink)
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? Mon, 08/24/09 5:19 PM (permalink)
    Is Morro Bay too far away?
     
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      JeffG

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      Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? Mon, 08/24/09 5:21 PM (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? Mon, 08/24/09 6:23 PM (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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          JeffG

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          Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? Mon, 08/24/09 7:27 PM (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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            David_NYC

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            Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? Mon, 08/24/09 7:56 PM (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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              JeffG

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              Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? Mon, 08/24/09 9:30 PM (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? Mon, 08/24/09 11:13 PM (permalink)
                Maybe you should write to the guy who does the Top Secret Recipes website???
                 
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                  MikeS.

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                  Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? Tue, 08/25/09 6:38 PM (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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                    Michael Hoffman

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                    Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? Tue, 08/25/09 7:24 PM (permalink)
                    My first Big Boy was at Castaic Junction in 1956.
                     
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                      boyardee65

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                      Re:Recipe for Bob's Big Boy Chili? Tue, 08/25/09 8:05 PM (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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