Do you have a "go-to" dinner? One that you always know everyone will happily eat? Aside from boxed mac and cheese, Chili in the Instant Pot® pressure cooker is my go-to. In the Fall and Winter, otherwise known as football season, I make chili weekly. Even in late April, we get chilly days, and on chilly days we eat chili. The Instant Pot® makes a weeknight chili dinner, fast and delicious.
For this recipe, I used kidney beans. You could certainly use black beans or no beans at all. I did not make it especially spicy, but use your favorite chili powder to kick up the heat, or add some minced serrano or jalapeno pepper. I made mine spicier with my favorite hot sauce. I usually serve chili over rice or with cornbread. When I really want to impress the family, I put out a bowl of tortilla chips to dip into the chili.
Chili in an Instant Pot®
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 lbs. ground beef
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 1/2 cups prepared kidney beans (or 1 -15 oz. can)
1 - 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup water
1. Set the Instant Pot® to saute. Heat olive oil until shimmering. Add the ground beef and brown, breaking up with a wooden spoon. Drain the beef and set aside, reserving 1 tablespoon of fat.
2. Add the pepper and onion to the pot and saute, until the vegetables are soft, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and continue cooking for an additional minute.
3. Return the ground beef to the pot and add the oregano, salt, chili powder, and cumin. Add in crushed tomatoes, beans, and water, stirring to combine.
4. Set the pot to manual - high pressure, adjusting the time for 8 minutes. Make sure the valve is in the sealing position. When finished, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick pressure release by placing the valve in the venting position. Serve with your favorite chili toppings.
Hi, I am Julie and welcome to Instantly Delicious. I am so glad you are here to share in my adventures with using an Instant Pot ® to make easy, nutritious, and Instantly Delicious food.
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