Celebrate President Obamas visit with his favorite chili recipe

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
Several cloves of garlic, chopped
550g ground turkey (You can subsitute it with chicken mince)
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning (or dried basil)
1 Tbsp chili powder
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
750g canned chopped tomatoes
800g canned red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1-3 tsp hot sauce (Tabasco, or your favorite)
3-4 cups cooked white or brown rice, for serving

For garnish: grated Cheddar cheese, sour cream, onions or scallions, avocado chunks, to your taste.

How to
In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, saute onions, green pepper, and garlic in olive oil over medium heat, until the vegetables are soft (2 minutes).

Add ground meat and brown, stirring frequently to keep the meat from sticking. Stir in the cumin, oregano, turmeric, basil or Italian seasoning, and chili powder. Cook for 2 minutes, to bring out the aroma in the spices.

Add the vinegar and tomatoes. Reduce heat to simmer, and cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Then, add the kidney beans, and cook for 5 minutes. Season with salt and hot sauce, to taste.

Serve over white or brown rice. Garnish with (optional) grated cheddar cheese, onions, and sour cream.

Recipe provided by The Perfect Pantry.
All text and photographs copyright Lydia Walshin 2006-2010 – licensed under Creative Commons.

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