Obama’s famous Chili

chef_Guy-LogoChef Guy of the White House Chef Tour has prepared meals for world leaders and dignitaries at the White House for years. So he’s learned a lot about our presidents’ tastes. Like how two of President Obama favorite foods are broccoli and spinach. Plus, he dislikes mayonnaise, salt & vinegar potato chips along with asparagus, and he drinks water not soft drinks. But with a picky palate comes discerning tastes, plus an eye for cooking. Here we have President Obama’s chili recipe, a surefire way to stay warm on those cool summer nights under the stars, and a perfect end to an evening of BBQ and fireworks!

Obama’s Famous Chili Recipe

1   Large chopped onion

1   chopped green pepper

several cloves of garlic, chopped

1   tsp. olive oil

1   lb. ground turkey or beef

1   tsp. cumin

1   tsp. ground oregano

1   tsp. turmeric

1   tsp. ground basil

1   tbsp. chili powder

3   tbsps. red wine vinegar

several tomatoes, chopped

1   can red kidney beans

Saute onion, green pepper and garlic in olive oil till soft.  Add turkey or beef and stir till brown.  Combine spices, then add to ground meat.  Add red wine vinegar.  Add tomatoes and let simmer till they’re cooked down.   Add kidney beans and cook for a few more minutes.  Serve over white or brown rice.  Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese, more chopped onions or scallions and sour cream over as garnish.

serves six

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