Chasen's Famous Chili

Total Time
Prep 8 hrs
Cook 4 hrs

Famous landmark Hollywood restaurant that closed in the last decade. This is the popular chili--Liz Taylor loved it so much she had it shipped around the world to every movie set that she was working on!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse beans, put in a bowl and add water so that it extends 2 inches above beans.
  2. Allow to soak overnight.
  3. Transfer beans AND water to a large stock pot.
  4. Simmer, covered, in the same water until tender, about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
  5. Add tomatoes and simmer 5 minutes.
  6. Heat oil in large skillet and sauté green peppers slowly 5 minutes.
  7. Add onions and cook until tender, stirring frequently.
  8. Add garlic and parsley.
  9. In a second large skillet, melt butter and sauté beef and pork 15 minutes.
  10. Add meat to onion mixture, stir in chili powder and cook 10 minutes.
  11. Add meat mixture to beans in large pot.
  12. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin.
  13. Simmer, covered, 1 hour.
  14. Remove cover and cook 30 minutes longer.
  15. Skim fat off top.
  16. NOTE: This chili freezes very well.
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The recipe shown on this web site is not the original Chasen's chili recipe, this is: It is close but off enough to make a difference.

drbledsoe December 10, 2010