This delicious pressure cooker chili is a comforting meal made quick and easy in the Instant Pot. Your family is sure to love it!
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My mom’s chili was one of my favorite meals as a kid, and it’s one that I remember well. The electric can opener would busily hum as she prepared cans of beans and tomatoes while ground beef sizzled with onions. A hefty sprinkling of chili powder and some bubbling and simmering later, the flavors were melded together into a pot of goodness that matched my burnt sienna crayon. It was warmly hearty and delicious, and a favorite in our family.
As I’ve grown older, my love for chili has grown to include a variety of different types. Whether it’s the smoky-sweet flavors in pressure cooker BBQ chicken chili, the simplicity of pressure cooker white chicken chili, or my more recent discovery of sweet potato chili, I find them all dreamy in their own way.
One of my favorite things about chili is the versatility–it’s so easy to make it your own by adjusting spices, types of beans, swapping out the meats, and so on.
But none of those variations are quite as comforting as a bowl of classic chili, similar to the ones I enjoyed as a child. Over the years, I’ve adapted my mom’s recipe a bit, and more recently, I decided to adapt it to be made in my Instant Pot, because I love the option to prepare it much more quickly!
Needless to say, it’s one of my favorites. I love to top it with a sprinkling of cheese and some diced avocado, but you can dress it up however you like. Serve it with some tortilla chips or skillet cornbread and you’re good to go!
Although chili is often thought of as a fall and winter meal (and for good reason!), I definitely eat it year-round. In fact, this delicious pressure cooker chili also makes for an amazing taco salad–simply top a bed of greens with the chili, then layer some cheese and crushed tortilla chips on top.
To make it, you start by browning some ground beef with onion in the Instant Pot, using the Saute setting. Once the meat is browned, you’ll add the remaining ingredients, stir, then put the lid on and pressure cook it for 15 minutes. Even though it cooks fast, it tastes like it’s been simmering for much longer.
Really, it’s so, so simple. A hearty bowl of chili in a flash–what’s not to love?
Give it a try–maybe making a yummy pot of delicious pressure cooker chili will bring back some fond memories for you, too! 🙂
- Instant Pot (I have the DUO60 model)
- Chef’s knife
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