Instant Pot Chili

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 385.5
  • Total Fat: 17.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 66.7 mg
  • Sodium: 538.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 27.1 g

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Easy mild chili, great for little ones! Easy mild chili, great for little ones!
Number of Servings: 9


    4 cans Dark Red Kidney Beans
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 bell peppers, any color, seeded and diced (about 1.5 cups)
    1 onion, diced
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    3 tablespoons chili powder
    1 tablespoon ground cumin
    1 tablespoon ground coriander
    1 tablespoon dried oregano
    1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    2 lbs 85% lean ground beef
    3.5 cups water (chicken or beef broth can also be used, alone or in combination with dark beer)
    2 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
    kosher salt and black pepper, to taste


Set Instant Pot to “sauté,” and cook the peppers, onions, and garlic in the canola oil and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt for about 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, and cocoa powder. Stir and continue sautéing for about 30 seconds- just enough time for the spices to become slightly toasted. Add the ground beef and continue cooking until browned. Add the water, tomatoes, drained and rinsed beans. Stir. Turn “sauté” setting off, cover the Instant Pot and set the pressure to high for 15 minutes. At this point, the pressure cooker will take about 15 minutes to come to the correct pressure, then the timer for 15 minutes will start. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 15-20 minutes. If it hasn’t released fully at this point, you can unseal the valve manually. Season with plenty of kosher salt and black pepper to taste. If the chili seems too thin, turn Instant Pot to “saute” setting and allow to simmer uncovered until it reaches desired consistency. Alternatively, you can use a potato masher to mash some of the chili/beans, which will help thicken it. The chili is ready! Serve with sour cream, grated cheddar cheese, chopped green or red onions, hot sauce, or any other fixings you desire :-)

Serving Size: 9 servings

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FREKLE22.

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