OH COME ON FOLKS! How about a little mindless fun around here…. Its cold outside so baby, have some chili to take the Chill off.
There is now a blog called Obama Foodorama. It is a lot of fun! If you have a spare hour, check it out. It is all about Obama and food. Go figure.
This recipe is the Obama family’s favorite chili recipe. President Obama used to make it in college. What a way to connect with our new Commander-in-Chief! This chili is different than the chili I am used to, but oh-so good. It is a spicy SOB, so I would take it easy with the chili powder.
Remember, when you use chili powder, it only gets spicier. It might be mild today, but tomorrow it will pack some heat. I have a significant other (Ethan) who is sort of sensitive (wimpy) to spicy foods.
Obama Family Chili
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper
chopped Several garlic cloves minced
1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp basil
1 Tbsp chili powder (less for a more mild taste)
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
Several tomatoes, chopped
1 15 oz. can kidney beans,
rinsed and drained Steamed rice,
combine cumin, oregano, turmeric and basil. Mix well and set aside.
In a large pot over medium high heat, saute onion, green bell pepper and garlic. Add ground beef and cook until browned through.
Sprinkle spice mix over the meat and stir well to combine. Pour in red wine vinegar. Add tomatoes and simmer until they are cooked down. Add beans and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve over rice.
Obama Foodorama http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/
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