chili with beans in an instant pot

Instant Pot Quick and Easy Chili with Beans

Introducing Instant Pot Chili

Making chili in an Instant Pot could not be easier. This recipe is quick and easy and makes two servings. The ingredients are few, and this Instant Pot chili is full of flavor and texture. With minimal prep work, the chili can be ready to enjoy in no time.

An Instant Pot is a multicooker used in many kitchens for a variety of recipes, including soups and stews. This chili is cooked in a few simple steps, and the Instant Pot does all the work. This recipe is just one of the many dishes that can be made quickly and easily with an Instant Pot.

This recipe requires canned tomatoes and tomato sauce, onions, garlic, bell pepper, chili powder, ground cumin, black pepper, and salt, as well as canned beans. All these ingredients are combined and cooked in the Instant Pot for a delicious, healthy chili.

Preparing the Ingredients

The ingredients for this chili are simple and can all be found in any grocery store. To make two servings of chili, you will need one tablespoon of olive oil, one small onion, one clove of garlic, one bell pepper, one teaspoon of chili powder, one teaspoon of ground cumin, one teaspoon of black pepper, one teaspoon of salt, one can of tomatoes and one can of tomato sauce. Finally, one can of beans of your choice (such as kidney beans or black beans) is also necessary.

Once you have all the ingredients, the next step is to dice the onion and mince the garlic. Then cut the bell pepper into small pieces. Now, all the ingredients are ready to be added to the Instant Pot.

Cooking the Chili

To begin cooking the chili, start by adding the olive oil to the Instant Pot and pressing the “Sauté” setting on the Instant Pot. Once the oil is hot, add the diced onion, minced garlic, and bell pepper to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened.

Next, add the chili powder, ground cumin, black pepper, and salt. Stir everything together and let the spices cook for a few minutes. Then, add the canned tomatoes and tomato sauce to the Instant Pot and stir everything together.

Adding the Beans

Once everything is combined in the Instant Pot, it’s time to add the beans. Open the can of beans and rinse them with water. Then, add the beans to the Instant Pot and stir everything together.

Simmering the Chili

At this point, the chili is ready to cook. Close the lid of the Instant Pot and press the “Manual” setting. Set the timer for five minutes. Once the timer is up, let the chili sit for five minutes and then release the pressure from the Instant Pot.

Adjusting the Seasonings

After the chili has been cooked, it’s time to adjust the seasonings. Taste the chili and adjust the seasoning to your taste, adding more chili powder, cumin, pepper, and salt, as needed.

Serving the Chili

Once the chili is seasoned, it’s ready to serve. The chili can be served with a dollop of sour cream, shredded cheese, and some chopped fresh parsley, chives, or cilantro, if desired.

Variations on the Recipe

This chili recipe is very versatile and can be adapted to different tastes. For a more hearty chili, add some ground meat (such as turkey or beef) to the Instant Pot when you add the onions, garlic, and peppers. You can also add diced carrots, celery, and potatoes for a more filling chili.

Tips for Making Chili

When making chili in an Instant Pot, it’s important to remember to season the chili before cooking. Adding the salt and other spices before cooking helps bring out the flavor of the chili. Also, be sure to add enough liquid to the chili so it doesn’t burn.

Enjoying a Delicious Meal!

This Instant Pot chili is a quick and easy meal that’s full of flavor. Once the chili is cooked, it can be enjoyed right away or stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. Enjoying a delicious and nutritious meal has never been easier!

To wrap things up, an Instant Pot is a great way to make a quick and easy chili. With minimal ingredients and a few simple steps, this chili can be ready to enjoy in no time. So get cooking and enjoy a delicious bowl of chili!

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