Mom's Instant Pot Chili is simple to make; you can have a pot of cozy, savory chili that tastes like it's stewed all day long. The combination of beans and spices with lots of ground beef will leave you asking for more.
Approx. Time Needed for Instant Pot to Pressurize:: 10minutes
Total Time: 35minutes
2lbs.lean ground beef
1-2 tsp.minced chipotles in adobodepending on how smoky and spicy you like your chili
16 oz. can white chili beansdrained
10 oz.can diced tomatoes and green chilieswith juice
16 oz. can petite diced tomatoeswith juice
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepperto taste
Using the sauté setting, add chili powder, onions flakes and onion power to the pot; in a few seconds when the spices are nicely fragrant, add the ground beef and chipotles. Brown the beef, crumbling it as it cooks uintil no pink remains and the beef is cooked throughout; drain any fats that accumulate. When chili powder is fragrant in a few seconds, add ground beef, chipotles, onion flakes, and onion powder. Crumble beef and cook until it is nicely browned and no pink remains; drain fats from beef.
Stir in the broth, beans, and tomatoes; season the chili to taste with salt and pepper, bringing chili to a boil.
Turn off the saute setting, then lock the Instant Pot lid into place. Using the High Pressure setting, set the timer for 5 minutes, bringing the Instant Pot to full pressure. When timer sounds, perform a quick to remove all the pressure from the Instant Pot; carefully unlock and remove lid. Stir the chili, then serve garnished with your favorite toppings.
You can leave the beans out of this chili recipe, if desired. White chili beans can be hard to find sometimes, so feel free to substitute regular chili beans or even pinto beans. Heck, I’ve even added black beans from time to time. Any beans will work.Chipotles are smoked jalapenos that come packed in adobo sauce. They are deliciously smoky in flavor and also HOT. Chipotles are very trendy so you will see them listed as an ingredient in lots of savory recipes.You will find chipotles in the Hispanic section of your local grocer. When I purchase whole chipotles in adobo sauce, I give them a whirl in my food processor then store them in a jar in the fridge. That way, when I’ve got a recipe that calls for a few teaspoons of chipotles, they are ready and willing to go.This recipe for chili doubles very nicely and easily and you can also freeze this chili, too.If you’d like to make this chili in a slow cooker, you can create it first on your stove top in a Dutch oven or stock pot, then place it into the slow cooker on low for 3-4 hours so the flavors can meld.
Course: Chili, Main Course, Soup
Keyword: chili for beginners, classic chili, crockpot chili