Bob Evans Chili Recipe

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Bob Evans Slow Cooker Chili was an awesome addition to our Super Bowl Sunday. Chili is one of my all time favorite foods, and you all know about my Little Man’s deep love of Bob Evans, so this was a match made in Heaven!

How did we make this particular chili?

1 lb Bob Evans frozen spicy sausage
1 lb ground beef, leaner is better at least 80%
1 can butter beans
1 can corn
1 can black eyed peas
1 can tomato sauce
spices is up to you
prep time 30 mins
cook time 6 hrs

Step 1-
The pre-game show;
First brown the defrosted meat. It does not have to be cooked all the way, through but keep in mind the browned pieces will keep their size for the most part in the finished chili. Also the amount of browning will show through in the end too. In other words, don’t burn it, and drain the fat too. 🙂

While browning the meat open all your cans except the tomato sauce and drain them. I like my chili a bit on the dry side rather then a soup consistency. If you want a soupy chili, keep the liquid from one can of beans.

Step 2- Game Time

Find the slow cooker, plug it in and start it up on the low setting. Put the tomato sauce in the slow cooker. Then once the cans are all drained add the contents of them to the slow cooker as well. Give it a quick mix then add the meat, give it another mix.

Step 3- The spicing
When cooking, I like to make food everyone likes, what this means is if I want spicy chili, it will be spicy from hot sauce added to the “eater’s” bowl only, since not everyone likes it hot. So we go with a less spicy route. We have this great spicy sweet Louisiana spice mix that I love to use as my chili and taco seasoning, so I added a teaspoon of this and a teaspoon of garlic powder, but only to Daddy’s bowl.
This step is all you. If you want spicy, go spicy, if not- go garlicky and sweet. But please add something, at least some salt and pepper! LOL

Step 4- The waiting game
Once we are comfy with all our ingredients, the top goes on and we let it sit. This is also the time to actually enjoy some time at home. Not only will you be able to have fun with the family while cooking, but also the house- which will smell awesome. Check on your flavors every hour or so if you like, make sure you are enjoying it so far. If it ends up being too spicy add a spoon of flour and a half cup water and mix thoroughly. This should help a bit.

Step 5- End game
When there is about a half hour left, we make our corn bread and rice. If your chili is still too spicy, make some rice. Instead of eating straight chili put it on top of the rice to mellow out the spice factor.

Step 6- Dinner time
Give the chili one more mix and the rice a quick mix/fluff and you are ready to serve.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday- or anytime, really! Bob Evans makes the best sausage for chili, you will love it (and I also love their ready to heat and eat mashed potatoes!)


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  1. This post came just in time. Guess what I’m making today? Thanks for sharing.

  2. I ♥ chili too! Your recipe looks so warm and cozy! Perfect for the cold weather we’re having. Adding sausage to chili is a great idea and cooking it in the crock pot…yum!

  3. What a great way to meet everyone’s needs, especially with beloved simple eaters in house! My kids were all about mild at that age 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Yummy I love chili!

  5. Yes please and thank you <3 Looks delish Sam!

  6. I made a white chicken chili last night but i made it extra spicy. This one looks like something g would love since she isn’t big on spicey.

  7. It looks like you had great food for a good time. Nice photos.

  8. Yummy. I think I’ll have chili tonight. Suddenly got a craving for it. I’m a new follower. You can follow me back at

  9. I love chili and Bob Evans too. I will have to try this soon.

  10. Oh, yummy! I haven’t ever tried to do chili in the slow cooker. It seems it would be the perfect place to let all the spices seep into the food. Your chili looks great!

  11. MMMM – sounds so yummy. I love that it has butter in it too! Looks like we’ll be having a new chili recipe soon!

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