Inspired by Walt Disney

Walt’s Special Secret Chili

Often found at the Walt Disney Studios Commissary (the studio's employee restaurant), this dish was was Walt's favourite!
Servings

Servings:

2
Ready in

Ready In:

30 mins
Mealtime

Good For:

Dinner
Walt’s Special Secret Chili

Walt Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, writer, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

Disney was a shy, self-deprecating and insecure man in private but adopted a warm and outgoing public persona. He had high standards and high expectations of those with whom he worked. He remains an important figure in the history of animation and in the cultural history of the United States, where he is considered a national cultural icon. His film work continues to be shown and adapted; his namesake studio and company maintains high standards in its production of popular entertainment, and the Disney amusement parks have grown in size and number to attract visitors in several countries.

Ingredients

400g Kidney Beans
1 Onion (sliced)
200g Beef Mince
2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
Olive oil
2 Celery Stalks (chopped)
1 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
400g Chopped Tomatoes
Salt & Pepper

At the Walt Disney Studio, Walt was often seen in the Commissary, the studio’s employee restaurant. Walt had insisted on good quality food, and operated the Commissary at cost in order to keep it affordable for employees. A “sit-down” adjunct dining area called The Coral Room was added later, and Walt dined there with business associates and visitors. Just as frequently, he ate at his desk, and the legend is true—his favorite meal was chili and beans. He preferred to mix a can of Gebhardt’s (heavy meat, few beans) with a can of Dennison’s (less meat, more beans).

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
In a large pan, heat up a tbsp of Olive oil. Add onions and garlic and simmer for 5 mins.
Step 2
Add the meat and mix to brown all over. Add the celery and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
Step 3
Add the Chili Powder, Paprika, Mustard Seeds and Chopped Tomatoes and stir to combine for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 4
Add the kidney beans and cook for a final 5 minutes until everything is cooked through. Serve in bowls with a side of sweet potato wedges, rice, mash potato or sour cream.

Walt's Special Secret Chili

Often found at the Walt Disney Studios Commissary (the studio's employee restaurant), this dish was was Walt's favourite!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 400 g Kidney Beans
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 200 g Beef Mince
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Celery Stalks chopped
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 400 g Chopped Tomatoes
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a large pan, heat up a tbsp of Olive oil. Add onions and garlic and simmer for 5 mins.
  • Add the meat and mix to brown all over. Add the celery and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the Chili Powder, Paprika, Mustard Seeds and Chopped Tomatoes and stir to combine for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the kidney beans and cook for a final 5 minutes until everything is cooked through. Serve in bowls with a side of sweet potato wedges, rice, mash potato or sour cream.
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