Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 hrs
Walt Disney’s home and heart were in the South-west as evidenced by one of his favorite recipes. *NOTE:* For a very spicy chili, add a pinch of chili seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, turmeric, and 1 small yellow Mexican chili pepper.
- 2 lbs dried chili beans (pink or red)
- 2 medium onions, sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 2 -3 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2 cup cooking oil
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 lbs coarse ground beef
- 1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 teaspoon chili powder (depending upon taste)
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- Soak beans overnight in cold water.
- Drain off water; put beans, onions, and salt into a large kettle; add water to come 2-inches over beans. Simmer about 4 hours, or until tender; add hot water if necessary, to maintain liquid level.
- Meanwhile, prepare sauce. Heat oil in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven; add garlic and ground beef; cook slowly until meat is lightly browned. Add remaining ingredients; simmer 1 hour.
- When beans are tender, add sauce to them and simmer 30 minutes. 3 to 3 1/2 quarts chili.
- Culinary Arts Institute: Canadian Family Cookbook.
This chili was good. I added Rosemary, Oregano, Black Pepper and tomatoe paste. I also mixed a teaspoon of cold water with some flour and then added to the mixture to make it thicken more.