Chili may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Disney, but it was one of Walt Disney’s favorite meals! And now, thanks to the Disney Family, you can make Walt’s Chili!
Walt’s Chili was introduced by Disney years ago, and now is the perfect opportunity to make it at home with the family!
Even though the chili takes some time to prepare, the end product will be well worth it!
Walt was a Midwestern child with a Midwestern appetite, so he stuck to conventional “meat and potatoes” cuisine, according to the Walt Disney Archives. “He liked basic foods. He loved chili” his wife Lillian recalled. He was a big fan of chili.” Walt enjoyed eating this favorite cuisine at high-end restaurants such as the legendary Chasen’s in Beverly Hills, but he was equally content eating it at home. His favorite homemade version was a blend of Gebhardt’s and Dennison’s canned chili. Aside from canned chili, Walt preferred fresh chili at home and at the Disney studio Commissary. The recipe below, which dates back to 1958, is from a file labeled “Walt’s Favorite Foods” in the Walt Disney Archives.
So wrap yourself up under your favorite blanket, slot in your favorite Disney movie, and relax with the perfect comfort food—Walt style!
For more information on Walt’s favorite foods check out Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food.
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