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Let’s Make Walt Disney’s Family-Favorite Chili Recipe

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It’s time to try something new in the kitchen this weekend! Earlier in the week, I stumbled onto this secret family recipe to make Walt Disney’s favorite chili! It’s perfect for those Spring evenings when the temperatures are warming up during the day but still seasonably cool at night. You can try this recipe two different ways using the optional ingredients below. Let us know which version you think is better!


2 lbs. coarse ground beef
2 onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic
12 cup oil
1 cup chopped celery
1 tsp. chili powder (depending on taste)
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 large can solid pack tomatoes
2 lbs. dry pink beans

For Extra Zest
Add a pinch of the following spices:
1 little yellow Mexican chili pepper
Coriander seeds
Chili seeds
Cumin seeds
Fennel seeds
Dry ginger


Soak beans overnight in cold water. Drain, add water to cover (2 inches over beans), and simmer with onions until tender (about 4 hours). Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by browning meat and minced garlic in oil. Add remaining ingredients, and simmer for 1 hour. When beans are tender, add sauce to beans and simmer for 12 hour. Serves 6 to 8.

Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.

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