Recipe for Walt Disney's Chili And Beans


    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.