Barack’s Bites: President Obama’s Chili Recipe

Posted By , August 3, 2012

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It’s a pretty well known fact that one of President Obama’s favorite foods to both cook and eat is chili. Wondering what the secret ingredients are?

Chock full of vegetables, ground turkey, garlic and savory spices, this chili is a savory bowl of healthy, spicy goodness!

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“I’ve been using this chili recipe since college and would bring it to any potluck. I can’t reveal all the secrets, but if you make it right, it’s just got the right amount of bite, the right amount of oomph in it, and it will clear your sinuses.”

~ President Barack Obama


1 large onion, chopped
1/4 tsp ground basil
1 green pepper, chopped
1 tbsp chilli powder
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 can red kidney beans
1 pound ground turkey or beef
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp ground oregano
Several tomatoes, depending on size, chopped
Several cloves of garlic, chopped
Shredded cheddar cheese (for garnish)
Sour cream (for garnish)


1. Saute onions, green pepper, and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add ground meat and brown.

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