President Dwight Eisenhower

Native Texan, and five star General Dwight Eisenhower was a notorious cook who ran his own kitchen tucked away on the 3rd floor of the White House where he tended to the affairs of the nation from 1953-1961.

During Eisenhower’s tenure as president the American public was enthralled by the general’s cooking acumen and magazines of the day often featured photos of the president hovering over a fire while broiling steaks or stirring a big pot of chili.

Dwight Eisenhower’s Chili Recipe

2 lb. lean ground beef
1 lg. yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 cans red beans
1 (64 oz.) can tomato juice
1 lg. can whole tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. dark molasses
Chili powder

Brown ground beef in large skillet.

Drain and add onion and green pepper; cook until onions are clear.

Transfer to a large pot and add remaining ingredients, adding chili powder and salt to taste.

Simmer over low heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

The longer you cook, the better, enjoy.

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