Happy Thursday, friends!
Today, I’m sharing an easy little Instant Pot recipe with you. Now, you guys know that about 18 months ago I started using an Instant Pot and while I do like it on occasion, it’s not my true love (like the slow cooker!), but from time to time, I do find it useful in the kitchen. Sometimes, I pull it out because I’m in the pinch and then sometimes, I pull it out just to compare the results with my slow cooker. This chili recipe is one of those times. I have approximate 4 billion slow cooker and/or stove top chili recipes (you can see them all HERE), so I thought it was time to add an Instant Pot one into the mix. The results? Pretty darn delicious! I hope you enjoy it too!
(PS: Don’t forget, if you want to see my Instant Pot vs The Slow Cooker post where I lay out all my pros and cons, click HERE.)Print
After a busy day at work, walk in the kitchen, plug in your Instant Pot and let it make dinner for you! This chili is the perfect weeknight recipe to warm you up!
- 1 pound of ground beef
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
- salt and pepper
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 (10 oz) can of corn (I love Trader Joe’s!)
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 (15 oz) can Ranch Style beans, do not drain
- 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes, do not drain
- 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
- grated cheddar cheese, chopped green onions and/or sour cream to garnish
- In your Instant Pot on the saute setting, brown your ground beef in a drizzle of EVOO (about 2 tablespoons). Cook until browned and crumbly. Next, stir in a big pinch of salt and pepper along with your chopped onion, corn, chili powder, Ranch style beans, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce.
- Place the lid on your Instant Pot and set it to the MANUEL setting for 18 minutes.When your 18 minutes are over, allow your Instant Pot to release naturally.
- Finally, ladle into bowls and garnish with your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, chopped green onions and/or sour cream.
I find that it takes about 10 minutes for your Instant Pot to come up to the correct pressure and then another 10 minutes for the pressure to release. Please make sure you factor this into your cooking time.