Want to really get into the head of the original Magic Maker? Maybe it’ll help to dig into a bowl of one of his favorite family dishes. This chili is just like what Walt himself ate, and now we can all make it and pretend we’re as brilliant as he!

Walt Disney’s Family Chili Recipe


2 lbs. coarse ground beef
2 onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic
1⁄2 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 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 ⁄hour. Serves 6 to 8.

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Pick one of these eigh chili recipes and you've just upgraded a baked potato to a meal or turned nachos into a gourmet appetizer. Bring on a hearty meal!