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Walt Disney's Chili and Beans

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Wash and sort beans and soak overnight in cold water.
  2. Next morning, drain; add water to cover, 2 inches over beans. Add sliced onions and simmer, covered, until tender, about 2 hours.
  3. 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.
  4. When beans are tender, combine with meat, stirring gently. Taste and add salt, as needed. Simmer 30 minutes longer.