Chasen's Chili

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Bliss

I found this on the internet. It claimed to be the "original" Chasen's Chili that Elizabeth Taylor sent for when filming Cleopatra. I would guess from the reviews that it is not that recipe. I've not tried it, but with such low reviews, I sure am NOT going to try it. I suggest you don't either!!

Top Review by karen riley

is there really 2 cups of butter in this recipe? that's a whole pound. i didn't think my stomach would handle that so i only used 1/2c which is a whole stick and i thought that made it taste oily. i can't imagine using 2 cups.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak washed beans overnight in water.
  2. Simmer covered in same water until tender.
  3. Add tomatoes and simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Saute green bell pepper in oil 5 minutes.
  5. Add onion and cook until tender, stirring.
  6. Add garlic and parsley.
  7. Melt butter and saute meat 15 minutes.
  8. Add meat to onion mixture.
  9. Stir in chili powder and cook 10 more minutes.
  10. Add to beans and add spices.
  11. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
  12. Cook uncovered for 30 minutes.
  13. Skim fat from top.

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