In honor of Election Day in the United States I made Obama’s family chili recipe at home. It’s quick, simple and packs a punch with the dash of cayenne pepper and hot sauce.
Thank you President Obama. You serve my country well and you also serve a delicious chili recipe. Forward.
He likes to enjoy this chili over rice. I chose to make it into a Frito-pie. Soooo good!
President Obama’s Family Chili Recipe:
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hour | Difficulty: Easy | Serves: 4
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1/4 Teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 Teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 Teaspoon ground tumeric
1/4 Teaspoon dried basil
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Several cloves of garlic, chopped (about 5)
1 Large white onion
1 Green pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
1 Pound ground beef
3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
Several tomatoes, seeded and chopped – about 3 medium
1 Jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 3 teaspoons of chopped jalapenos from a can
1 Can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
Fresh ground pepper
Brown or white rice, cooked
Shredded cheddar cheese
Chopped red or green onions
Hot sauce, such as Tapatio
In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, cumin, oregano, turmeric, basil and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a dutch oven or large, deep-sided, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onions and green peppers, and saute until the onions soften and turn translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes.
Add the ground beef and saute until brown, about 5 minutes, breaking up the meat into crumbles with a spatula or the back of a fork.
Sprinkle the spice mix evenly over the meat, and saute to blend the flavors, about 1 minute.
Add the vinegar, tomatoes and jalapenos, stir to combine, and bring just to a boil.
Reduce the heat and let the chili simmer, until the tomatoes reduce down and the chili thickens to your desired consistency, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Add the kidney beans, stir, and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve the chili in bowls or over cooked brown or white rice. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped onions, and sour cream. Add a dash of hot sauce.