Was it a certain brand, and if so, does anyone know which one?
For those who may not know what I'm talking about, Walt Disney's favorite thing to eat in the whole wide world was chili and crackers.
But as far as I know, it's not served in the Park anywhere. I could be wrong about that, and I hope that if I am, someone will tell me just where I can get some of Walt's chili.
Hey, look at this, I Googled it and I found Walt's personal chili recipe:
Title: Walt Disney's Own Chili and Beans
Categories: Chili, Legumes, Ground beef, Restaurants
Yield: 6 -8 servs
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2 lb Dried pinto beans
2 md Onions, sliced
1/4 c Veg oil
2 cl Garlic, diced
1 c Celery, chpd
2 lb Ground beef
1 t Chili powder, or more
1 t Paprika
1 t Dried thyme
28 oz Cn tomatoes, about 3c
Salt and pepper
1/8 t Coriander
1/8 t Turmeric
1/8 t Chili seeds
1/8 t Fennel
1/8 t Cloves
1/8 t Cinnamon
1/8 t Dried ginger
1 sm Mexican chili pepper
Walt Disney's personal recipe.
Wash, sort and soak beans in cold water overnight.
Drain; place in 2 qt saucepan. Add water to cover 2"
over beans. Add onions and simmer in covered pot until
tender, 2 hrs. Meanwhile, heat oil in lg sauce pot;
saute garlic until lightly browned. Add celery and
beef; cook. Add chili powder, paprika, and thyme.
Break up tomatoes with spoon and mix with meat
mixture; cover, simmer 1 hr. When beans are tender,
combine with meat, stirring gently. Salt and pepper
and add additional spices if desired, cook 30 mins.
OK, wait a minute. I looked at another site and found this:
According to the Disney archives, his favorite meal was chili and beans, which he ate with tomato juice and soda crackers.Tomato juice in his beer? OK, that's just weird.Walt ate his chili and beans out of a can with soda crackers. He also put tomato juice in his beer.
P.S. Walt NEVER ate the chili and beans in this recipe:
Then there was this quote also:
Well, okay. Either way, whether it's this personal recipe (which may or may not be authentic) or just Hormel chili in the can, am I able to be served Walt's chili at Disneyland anywhere?.....from an April 25,2003 article written by Don Freeman, "Walt Disney knew magic bowl of chili":
"It may surprise you to know that Walt Disney was so fanatic about chili that whenever he would pack for a business trip, several cans of Hormel chili went into his suitcase. He never went anywhere without a can of chili nearby."
The Hormel Company was among the first of the corporate sponsors to work with Walt Disney. Hormel made their first canned chili in 1935.