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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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Should have used pinto beans. Read the recipe before you buy into his chile.Like read his bills also.

posted Aug 1st, 2009 10:00 am



Go Obama! Love the idea of chilli !

posted Jul 2nd, 2009 10:49 am




posted Apr 16th, 2009 5:34 pm


don't like him or his chili !

posted Mar 26th, 2009 9:30 pm



sounds liks something he would come up with ! His chili is about as good as him being Presidet !

posted Mar 26th, 2009 9:28 pm



Ugh !

posted Mar 26th, 2009 9:26 pm



I've made this many times--including for election night, the Bush Bash Bonfire I hosted, and Inauguration Day, and everyone loves it. I usually make it with turkey. It IS a Yankee-ish recipe, but the Prez does love to put Louisiana Hot Sauce on his, so he's thinking of all y'alls! Like our PILF, this one is sweet, lean and as spicy as you want it to be!

posted Mar 23rd, 2009 6:02 pm



I'm amazed at all the people who seem offended by ingredients this does or doesn't have. Some say this is "Yankee chili". Well, duh--our President is a Yankee. Some find rice odd, but it's the standard starch in the President's boyhood home, Hawaii. I personally make a vegetarian chili that combines corn, beans, tomato juice, and spices. Is it "real Texas chili"--no. Is it good--yes. People must be open to accepting other ideas, both in food and in life in general.

posted Mar 1st, 2009 1:48 pm



This recipe isn't quite as bad as the 'stimulus' plan. But it seems like it would be just as well setup for long term disaster.

posted Feb 10th, 2009 7:28 pm


Going to try and make this next week!

posted Feb 10th, 2009 1:33 pm user comment



This one is a "sweet" chili. I added jalapenos to try and jazz it up a bit, but the chili is fantastic off the recipe as well.

posted Jan 26th, 2009 4:33 pm

Red Headed Liberal


Red wine vinegar is a fabulous addition - tart & tasty.

posted Jan 25th, 2009 4:43 pm


any idea how many this serves?

posted Jan 23rd, 2009 4:32 am

casey way


BELIEVE I am making a big 'ole pot of this tomorrow. I'm going to watch him being sworn in while eating a big bowl of his chili. Maybe cornbread instead of rice.

posted Jan 19th, 2009 6:07 pm

Leitha Watson


Love it

posted Jan 12th, 2009 8:05 am



I made this late tonight and it is fantastic!
The only two ingredients I did not have were turmerica and red wine vinegar. I used two quarts of my own canned tomatoes. Delicious!

posted Jan 12th, 2009 12:40 am


I can't wait to make this Chili on Jan 20th. I will be eating this and watch the Speech. Love ya Barack

posted Jan 8th, 2009 12:09 pm



Go obama. his chili looks yummy! i am going to try it this weekend and will let you know how it goes.

posted Jan 8th, 2009 9:09 am user comment

aqua surf


As far as I'm concerned, chili without beans is just spicy spaghetti sauce.

posted Jan 7th, 2009 11:43 pm



I only make Chili with beef and I would never add cumin or turmeic or Red Wine Vinegar to it.

posted Jan 7th, 2009 10:10 pm


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