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Barack Obama Chili

The President's personal recipe is a favorite at potlucks.

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Yield: Serves 6


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • Several cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground basil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Several tomatoes, depending on size, chopped
  • 1 can red kidney beans


  1. Saute onions, green pepper and garlic in olive oil until soft
  2. Add ground turkey or beef and brown
  3. Combine spices together then add to ground meat
  4. Add red wine vinegar
  5. Add tomatoes and let simmer, until tomatoes cook down
  6. Add kidney beans and cook for a few more minutes
  7. Serve over white or brown rice
  8. Garnish with grated cheddar cheese, onions and sour cream

Barack Obama Chili Nutrition Label

Source: ABCNews

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the chili is just like the president, it promises one thing(or taste) and all you get is a big let-down.

posted Aug 19th, 2013 8:11 pm

Rebecca Duncan


Best chili ever thanks to the best President ever!

posted Mar 25th, 2013 2:13 am

Precious Young

We don,t only have the greastest President that ever, we also have a chilli making President , I like all the ingredient because of the choices of either trunkey or beef. Thanks Mr President , I will be cooking this chilli.

posted Nov 28th, 2011 9:58 pm

sonia beaty


I love this recipe, it is the only one chilli that I feel is healthy for me! all natural ingredients, I make my own red beans, the only thing I changed (because I used natural roma tomatoes, is adding two teaspoons of tomato paste mixed with the red wine vinegar. LOVE IT LOVE IT . MADE IT THREE TIMES ALREADY!

posted Nov 20th, 2011 7:13 pm

I. Valdez

We finally got a president who has more class in his little finger than the whole Bush clan combined. Besides the fact that he is a very handsome and educated man!

posted Sep 29th, 2011 12:23 am



I am a big chili fan, but This one does not get my vote. 13 grams of fat on a diet website? I like tumeric and basil, but not in this dish. A properly written recipe will not be vague, in instrutions ("several tomatoes" - one more or less makes for a completely different dish).

posted Jul 26th, 2011 12:19 pm



Good for ya, both the chile and an effective President that can speak in whole sentences and doesn't turn off our allies.

posted Jun 2nd, 2011 11:48 am



I was surprised by the ingredients and will have to try it. With the name of the chili, I thought it would just be "full of crap" ingredients.

posted May 29th, 2011 8:58 am

regenia lewis

is this a 17 day diet plan recipe?

posted May 18th, 2011 5:49 am


i know its off topic, but seriously what "freedoms" did obama take away?
read this: also if healthcare is unconstitutional then the supreme court will repeal it justly.

posted Jan 8th, 2011 7:46 pm


Great recipe,all u red necks need to go back to your red neck holes you all crawl from.

posted Jan 3rd, 2011 9:46 pm



Great recipe. Americans are lucky to finally have a President that makes a lot of sense!
A Canadian neighbour

posted Nov 29th, 2010 11:48 pm

chili lover

I love chili, but I wouldn't trust anything that arrogant narcissist recommends. What a stupid statement to make, "if it's good enough for the president..." I would love to have the healthcare he has! If it is good enough for him, it should be offered to the rest of us!

posted Nov 20th, 2010 10:02 am


I wouldn't try anything thing this man endorses or recommends anymore. I am a true American and I too respect the office just not the man. This man has but one agenda and that is to take away our freedom. If the people of the US don't wake up soon we will all be under a ruler not a president. WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. U started with this last election I hope sending a message to him and the rest of his cronies. Nancy Pelosi being the worst of the worst. The woman has been out in the CA. sun to long needs to go back.

posted Nov 16th, 2010 8:47 am


Obama is not a good president! Period:/ just like bush and Clinton...Obama- bin-lyin! This is America they are slowly doing away with our freedom, making us have to buy health care, if we could afford it we would get it! No more freedom, u can thank Obama.

posted Nov 15th, 2010 3:08 am



It looks like a good recipe..Let's stray away from politics and calm down!.
If it's good enough for the President and He is "The President".. and I love chili!, it's good enough for me. This the wrong forum for the comments I have read.

posted Sep 17th, 2010 10:50 pm



I love the name and the ingredients sound good so I am fired up to go make some. I love how health concious the first family is and I feel lucky to be an American with such a great leader!

posted Jul 11th, 2010 3:44 am



I,ll try it. As for the other comments, I learned one thing in the service and that is, to honor the office of the commander in chief, no matter the party. The person that holds that job will always have my respect.

posted Jul 4th, 2010 11:01 am



Very good, tried it once with lean beef and once with lean turkey. It tastes good and its healthy.

posted Jun 17th, 2010 4:54 pm



Adding cinnamon over every serving. Thank you Mr. Obama, great recipe!

posted Jun 17th, 2010 3:48 pm


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