Friday, November 14, 2008

Aunt Julie's *Recipe Week*, Day #6: A Bipartisan Party, FX4 Style!

Obama and McCain took a few minutes off the Campaign Trail last week to contribute to Aunt Julie's *Recipe Week." OK, no, they really didn't, but we like to see our candidates smiling, and we do have a couple of politician-inspired recipes today for ya!

No, we didn't get these from the Elephant's and/or Donkey's mouth. We got them from ABC. Good Morning America, specifically. These Dishes sound Delish; plus, we'd like something Different for Candid Carrie's Friday Foto Finish Fiesta!

Here you have it, folks. President-Elect Obama apparently is famous for his chili, among other things. Senator John McCain is not only a Maverick, but a Rip-Roarin' Ribs-Roaster!

According to ABC, Obama has been using this chili recipe since college and says he would bring it to any potluck party. He says he "can't reveal all the secrets, but if you make it right, it's just got the right amount of bite, the right amount of oomph in it, and it will clear your sinuses."

McCain, meanwhile, says barbecuing for guests is one of the few ways he relaxes, especially during the grueling campaign. He carefully honed his recipe on the gas grill: baby back ribs, using a dry rub that's a third garlic powder, a third salt and a third pepper. The trick to not letting the ribs dry out? Keep putting lemon juice on them.

Obama Family Chili Recipe
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 basil1 tablespoon chili powder
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Several tomatoes, depending on size, chopped
1 can red kidney beans

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 tomatoes cook down. Add kidney beans and cook for a few more minutes. Serve over white or brown rice. Garnish with grated cheddar cheese, onions and sour cream.

McCain's Ribs
Dry Rub:1/3 part Garlic Powder
1/3 part Salt
1/3 part Pepper
3 lemons

Turn the grill down to low temperature. Mix together garlic powder, salt and pepper. Then cover both sides of the ribs with that. Grill ribs, bone side down, for 90 percent of the time. It will take about an hour to an hour and a half. Squeeze the lemon on it frequently, because that makes it taste a lot better. Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce.

These Politicos obviously don't compromise on Good Taste. Wonder what the President-Elect will serve at his first State Dinner?


Susie said...

What a neat post!! Thanks for sharing that:-)

Melissa B. said...

What a coincidence! I have an O-Man post for Fx4, too. These 2 dishes might go well together, oui? It's a small, small world, ain't it?

Nik said...

I might have to give those ribs a shot!

Rhonda said...

Hey we had the beef stroganoff for supper last night!! It was delish!

And these look great too! But it's cream of broccoli for lunch today! And hey, maybe chili for supper...

Lynda said...

Gotta love a bipartisan dinner ;-)

Marrdy said...

I'm not much of a rib lover but I will give that chili a try. Sound good!

gingela5 said...

Thanks for sharing! Great post!

Z's Mom said...

Ok, I don't know what tumeric is....but you had me at "it will clear your sinuses"...I SOOOO need that right now that I would eat anything that would clear my sinuses!!!

Kally said...

Yum! All of these recipes sound so good. I think I am strying the chili this weekend :)

Glenda, saved by grace said...

your makin me hungry!

Michelle said...

Hmmm. That much salt sound suspicious to me, but then again I've *gasp* never done ribs before. In fact, I pretty much avoid pork in general. Sad, isn't it?

Debbie said...

HI Veggie Mom...I got your request...not a problem at all! I will post is Sunday because I have alot of shout outs this weekend so it will be good to break it up.

Talk later!