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Obama cooks!

Obama cooks

Barack Obama, cooking with gas!

In honor of Pres. Barack Obama’s reelection, we bring a favorite recipe of the Cook in Chief.

“I’ve been using this chili recipe since college and would bring it to any potluck,” the president said.

Barack Obama’s chili
Pres. Barack Obama

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
3 to 4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pound ground turkey or beef
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground tumeric
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 to 4 cups chopped tomatoes
1 15-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
4 to 6 cups cooked brown or white rice
Grated cheddar cheese, chopped onions and sour cream for garnish

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the onion, green pepper and garlic until soft. Add the ground meat, and cook, stirring frequently, until browned.

Stir in the herbs, spices and vinegar. Add the tomatoes and simmer until they break down and the chili thickens, about 45 minutes. Stir in the beans and cook for a few minutes, until heated through.

Serve over rice, garnished as you like. 4 servings.

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