Anyone familiar with the history of Walt Disney knows that he had an affinity for Chili. Go to Disneyland and stop by Carnation Cafe and you will find it on the menu there. This came from a long love of Chili for Walt Disney. Now, you can re-create chili at home that is just like Walt’s! Try out the following recipe and then let us know what you thought of it!

Walt’s Chili – GEEK EATS Disney Recipe

Cook Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes

Total Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes

Category: Geek Eats, Guides, main dishes, Recipes

Servings: 6-8

Walt’s Chili – GEEK EATS Disney 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
  • Salt
    For Extra Zest
  • Add a punch of the following spices:
  • 1 little yellow Mexican chili pepper
  • Coriander seeds
  • Turmeric
  • Chili seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Fennel seeds
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Dry ginger


  • Soak beans overnight in cold water
  • Drain and add water to cover (2 inches over beans)
  • Simmer with onions until tender (about 4 hours)
  • While beans and onions are simmering, prepare the sauce by browning meat and minced garlic in oil
  • Add remaining ingredients to sauce and simmer for 1 hour
  • When beans are tender, add sauce and simmer for 1/2 hour


Can be served with cheese, crackers, and/or sour cream

What do you think of this chili recipe that is like Walt Disney’s? Share in the comments below!