Walt Disney’s Chili and Beans

READY IN: 5hrs 20mins
Recipe by Olha7397

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.

Top Review by Torres

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans overnight in cold water.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. When beans are tender, add sauce to them and simmer 30 minutes. 3 to 3 1/2 quarts chili.
  5. Culinary Arts Institute: Canadian Family Cookbook.

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