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Walt's Chili

Walt’s Chili Beans

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Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Disney food, Disney inspired recipes, How to make Disneyland chili
Servings: 8
Calories: 379kcal


  • Measuring spoons
  • Dutch oven or large pot
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Can opener
  • Serving bowls


For the chili beans

  • 1/4 cup olive oil divided
  • 3/4 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 medium green pepper diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 plum tomatoes diced
  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons beef base
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 14.5 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • Coarse salt to taste

For garnishing

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 diced tomatoes for garnish


  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in large Dutch oven, over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add stew meat and sauté for 10 minutes, until meat is browned on all sides. Remove stew meat from pan and set aside.
  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to pan, heat for 3 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add onions and green pepper. Sauté 8-10 minutes, until soft. Add garlic and sauté one minute longer, until garlic is fragrant.
  • Add ground beef. Cook, stirring occasionally to break up large chunks of beef, for 10-12 minutes, until beef is no longer pink. Drain excess fat.
  • Return stew meat to the Dutch oven with ground beef mixture. Add ground cumin, chili powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, tomato paste, fresh, diced tomatoes, beef base, and water.
  • Bring chili to a simmer. Cover and simmer over low heat for 3 hours, until stew meat is tender.
  • Add pinto beans. Simmer for 10 minutes, until beans are warm.
  • Season with salt, as needed.
  • Garnish with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and diced tomatoes.


Note: This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version. As a reminder while preparing this recipe, please supervise children who are helping or nearby.


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 540mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1039IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 3mg