Pressure Cooker Chili

Pressure Cooker Chili

In Just 3 Easy Steps!

No other food on Earth speaks to my soul the way a hot bowl of chili does on a cold winter night. This pressure cooker chili is an adaptation of my Granny’s chili. And with just three easy steps, it’s one of my favorites. Just brown the beef and onions, add the majority of ingredients and cook for 12 minutes on high pressure, then add the remaining ingredients, stir and enjoy!

 

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The Secret Ingredient

This chili contains a not so traditional ingredient that makes all the difference- creamed corn. Trust us on this one. The creamed corn adds just a hint of sweetness that perfectly balances out the spice of this otherwise traditional chili. Once you try it, you may never make chili without it again.

 

Why the Cornstarch?

Growing up, Granny always added a slurry of flour and water to thicken the chili to her liking. It’s one of those family traditions that’s been passed down with the recipe. However, once my wife developed gluten intolerance, we needed to make this this recipe gluten-free. The quick fix was to create a slurry with cornstarch and water instead. While this step is optional, it creates a thicker, heartier chili.

 

Beans or No Beans?

There’s a great debate among chili lovers about the place of beans in a pot of chili. Some believe beans have no place in chili, while others insist they must be in the dish. We found this article about the great bean debate, and the history of chili, to be fascinating. After reading, we have to divulge, our chili doesn’t fall into the “traditional” Texas chili category, or the South American category. Rather, our chili is based on a southern style chili that we ate growing up. Almost always served with cornbread, this chili has a hearty 2 pounds of beef, and it’s fair share of beans as well!

 

The Process

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Using sauté setting – Place beef, onions, salt, and black pepper in pot.

 

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Cook until beef is fully browned, mixing often.

 

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Pour beef into a fine mesh strainer to drain off fat. Then return to pot.

 

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Add garlic and cook for one more minute.

 

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Add all spices… chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne, and sugar.

 

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Then add remaining ingredients… green pepper, tomatoes, chicken stock, beans, creamed corn, and bay leaf.

 

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Give all ingredients a good mix. Lock lid and cook for 12 minutes on high pressure.

 

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Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure. Then remove lid and switch back to sauté setting.

 

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Meanwhile – In small bowl, stir water and cornstarch until smooth.

 

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Pour cornstarch slurry into pot and cook until desired consistency is reached, probably about one minute.

 

And this is the AMAZING Result…

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Pressure Cooker Chili

A quick chili recipe with amazing flavor and a twist!
4.75 from 4 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 14
Calories: 286kcal
Author: The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt divided
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 28 oz. canned tomatoes petite diced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 32 oz. canned red kidney beans drained, rinsed
  • 14.75 oz canned creamed corn
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Using sauté setting - Place beef, onion salt, and pepper in IP and cook until beef is fully browned, mixing often. Once nearly finished, add garlic for the last minute.
  • Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne, sugar, green pepper, tomatoes, chicken stock, beans, creamed corn, and bay leaf. Lock lid and cook for 12 minutes on high pressure.
  • Meanwhile - In small bowl, stir water and cornstarch until smooth.
  • Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure. Then remove lid and switch back to sauté setting. 
  • Pour cornstarch slurry into pot and cook until desired consistency is reached, probably about one minute.
  • Top with favorite toppings or non at all. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 684mg | Potassium: 660mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 16.9mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 3.8mg

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Cathy
    September 30, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious and so easy.

  • Reply
    Valentina
    January 13, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    5 stars
    My husband ordered chili. I never made it from scratch. I made it first time. My husband is soo picky, but even he love it. IT’S REALY DELICIOUS!!!!

  • Reply
    NoviceChef
    February 19, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    5 stars
    Made the chili recipe without the sugar portion (forgot) and without cumin (not available) but the rest of the ingredients was good to go. Although the consistency wasn’t thick enough…but the taste was definitely a HIT! Wondering how I can thicken the chili…more cornstarch?

  • Reply
    RJ Brown
    October 22, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    4 stars
    This message is for NOVICECHEF. The best way to thicken soups,stews and chili is Arrowroot. It looks like baby powder and can be found in higher end grocery stores. Also add some Itslian tomato paste, which is usually in a tube with a screw top. After opening keep in refrigerator. These two things thicken and makes the chili more robust and flavorful. I gave recipe 4 Stars.

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