Snuggle up by the fire and enjoy the extra time you will have after making such a simple, yet nourishing meal.
A real food chili in your instant pot, cooked to perfection. Filling you with warmth and filling your body full of nutrients at the same time. My favorite kind of meal. A win-win if you ask me.
We use our instant pot almost daily for oatmeal and rice.
I am new to using the instant pot for anything other than that. While searching information on what setting to use for chili I found this recipe. My recipe has a lot of similarities but it has my own twist.
Start by gathering all of your ingredients.
We buy all of our beef from a local farmer, one day we’ll have a beef cow or two, but this works for now. 😉 The meat we buy is grass-fed, so not only is it better than anything you would ever get in a store, but it is also has more vitamins. I am kind of obsessed about having my food be as flavorful and nutritious as possible. Even my husband will tell you that organic produce tastes better, that’s half of the reason we buy it. 😉
You’re going to want to add some the olive oil to the bottom of the pan.
Then brown the ground beef in the bottom of the instant pot on the sautéing function. I love the fact that I only have one pan to clean at the end of the night! Or to be perfectly honest, the next morning when I’m not so tired. 😉
Add spices and vegetables. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
Cooking the spices along with the onions will make the flavor of your chili even more savory. Anytime you can add fresh herbs instead of dried it will improve the flavor too! We have a few herbs growing in our kitchen so I was able to pull some fresh time off of one for this recipe.
Add chicken stock, tomatoes and pre-cooked beans. Put lid on and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
Haven’t cooked dried beans before? It is SIMPLE, and so much better for you than canned beans, especially if you soak them first! We made a giant batch and froze several bags full so that we can make chili throughout the next few months without having to dirty another pot every time. I’m all about less dishes and easy meal planning!
If you have your own canned tomatoes from your garden that is the best.
We just happened to have some left over from last year (we didn’t do any canning this summer). But any old canned tomatoes from the store will work too. That is what we will be using for the rest of the year because this was sadly our last jar. 🙁
After the pressure goes down it’s time to remove the lid, stir and enjoy!
This is the first meal I have made in a long time that all of my kids ate without a complaint, and asked for more. After all of the rain we have been having around here lately we all welcomed the warmth.
Dish up and enjoy with your favorite garnish!
You could add cheese, sour cream, or just plain old corn chips like we did. We also had some of my special einkorn flour cornbread on the side. What are some of your favorite sides to have with chili?
Just in time for Halloween! I’m so excited to participate in this blogger’s best Chili Cook n’ Share.
Check out these links and try out all of our favorite chili recipes. You can vote for this years winner on February 28th. If you try just one recipe a week you will be able to try almost all of them before then. That should help with your meal planning during this busy holiday season! On those extra busy weeks you could even try two. 🙂