Weekly Recipe – President Obama’s Chili

“I borrowed this recipe from my husband – it’s now the President’s Chili Recipe.  When we lived in Chicago, we loved to invite our family and friends over to our house, make a batch of chili, and enjoy the evening together.”  Michelle Obama

Ingredients:

1 large onion chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
Several cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb ground turkey or beef
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground oregano
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp ground basil
1 tbsp. chili powder
3 tbsp. red-wine vinegar
5-6 tomatoes, chopped
1 can red kidney beans

Directions:

1. Saute’ onions, green pepper, and garlic in olive oil until soft.

2. Add ground meat and brown.

3. Combine spices, then add to ground meat.

4. Add red-wine vinegar

5. Add tomatoes and let simmer until cooked down

6. Add kidney beans; cook a few more minutes

7. Serve over white or brown rice.  Garnish with grated cheddar cheese, onions, and sour cream.

Serves 4-6

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