Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater 7-Bean Beef Chili Recipe


2 pounds ground beef
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium Spanish onion, ¼ inch dice
½ cup celery, ¼ inch dice
1 small green pepper, ¼ inch dice
1 small red pepper, ¼ inch dice
1 medium clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons cumin powder
1 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoon ancho chili powder
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon BBQ sauce
2 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 1/4 cups V-8 juice
1 cup assorted heirloom beans
5 ounces Tillamook Cheddar Cheese, grated


  1. Cook beans according to size and assortment with 2 bay leaves and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.
  2. Melt butter in pan, add beef and brown.
  3. Drain off fat, add onions, peppers, celery, garlic, both chili powders, cumin, granulated garlic, brown sugar, salt, pepper, oregano and cook 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Add rest of ingredients except beans and simmer for 1 hour.
  5. Add beans and bring up temperature.
  6. Serve on a fried tortilla shell and garnish with Tillamook cheddar cheese and salsa.
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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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