Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Walt Disney’s Chili and Beans

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      Walt Disney’s Chili and Beans
      2 pounds dry pink (pinto) beans
      2 onions, sliced
      1/4 cup vegetable oil
      2 cloves garlic, diced
      1 cup chopped celery
      2 pounds coarsely ground lean beef
      1 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
      1 teaspoon paprika
      1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
      1 (28 ounce) can solid-pack tomatoes
      Salt, to taste
      Optional seasonings for a more
      spicy chili: 1/8 teaspoon each coriander, turmeric, chile
      seeds, fennel, cloves, cinnamon, dry ginger or
      1 small yellow Mexican chile pepper

      Wash and sort beans and soak overnight in cold water.

      Next morning, drain; add water to cover, 2 inches over beans. Add sliced onions and simmer, covered, until tender, about 2 hours.

      Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepot and lightly brown garlic, celery and beef, stirring. Add chili powder, paprika and thyme. Break up tomatoes with a spoon and mix with meat mixture. Cover and simmer 1 hour.

      When beans are tender, combine with meat, stirring gently. Taste and add salt, as needed. Simmer 30 minutes longer.

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Walt Disney’s Chili and Beans