Obama Family Chili Recipe

President Obama and the First Lady prepare for Inauguration Day with an official swearing in ceremony on Sunday, January 20. The next day will be the ceremonial swearing in, followed by a parade and balls. Schedule is here. This is only the 2nd time in my 62 years that I have been excited over a President’s inauguration (2009 being the first) because it wasn’t until Obama was elected President have I ever been proud to be an American and feel part of this society. If your grandmother had been born into slavery as mine was, and you had spent all your years dealing with racism, you’d probably feel the same.

I would love to attend the parade on Monday and celebrate with all the people for this historic event. Seeing as I will have to watch it from home, I decided to prepare this Obama Family Chili recipe for my family. It’s a healthy, tasty one!

Obama Family Chile Recipe

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

  • Saute onions, green pepper, and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add ground meat and brown.
  • Combine spices together into a mixture, then add to ground meat.
  • Add red-wine vinegar. Add tomatoes and let simmer until the tomatoes cook down. Add kidney beans and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Serve over brown (preferred) or white rice. Garnish with grated cheddar cheese, onions, and sour cream.

Make it a complete meal…

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Check out the healthy cooking substitutes here.


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


4 thoughts on “Obama Family Chili Recipe”

    1. Thank you for that thoughtful comment, Jamie. It’s been an amazing four years, with dips and turns, but in the end, we prevailed with a real leader. I’m looking forward to the next four. By the way, love your poetry and blog!

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