So Finally Wait is Over For those who didn’t know About Chili is a staple of Tex-Mex cuisine. It is not as many believe a typically Mexican dish. It originates in the US and is Texas’ official dish.

I will always, recommend 24 hour soaked dried beans vs canned. They are 20 times easier to digest and don’t have the flatulent consequences canned beans have 😉 I Suggest in your dried beans in a big pot, cover them with water and let soak on the kitchen counter for about 12 hours. Before adding to the instant pot, drain and rinse and they are ready to go. It’s a step you have to remember the night before but an easy and super duper quick step


The Instant Pot takes anywhere from 8-12 minutes to get to pressure, plus 25 minutes cooking time at high pressure makes 33 minutes total. Add about 2-3 minutes for the pot to get hot for sautéing, 7-10 minutes to brown the meat in batches, 3-4 minutes for the onions and garlic to become translucent, 1 minute to dump the rest of the ingredients into the pressure cooker and you’re at 45 minutes total. The veggie chopping can be done while waiting for the instant pot to get hot for sautéing and while waiting for the onions to become translucent. If you are a slow chopper I Suggest chopping the veggies ahead of time.

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A quick, easy, nourishing and inexpensive pressure cooker chili recipe that makes everybody happy!


  • 1 cup dried kidney beans soak in abundant water for at least 12 hours, rinse and drain
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 2-4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup chopped celery(about 3 stalks)
  • 1 cup chopped carrot(about 2 medium carrots)
  • 1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper (about 1 small bell pepper)
  • 3 cups canned / jarred diced tomatoes (800g / 28 oz can/jar)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 1.5-2 tsp chili powder (make it interesting with chipotle powder)
  • 1-1.5 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • avocado
  • sour cream
  • cilantro
  • lime juice (optional)



  1. The night before put kidney beans in a large bowl and cover with abundant water, they will inflate to double the size, make sure they have enough water to always be soaking.
  2. The next day, drain and rinse beans really well. Peel and chop the onion, peel and crush garlic, wash and dice all vegetables.
  3. Preheat the instant pot by pressing sauté. Once it says “hot”, add a little frying oil and brown the ground beef in 3-4 batches by constantly breaking it up and moving around to avoid from sticking to the bottom. 
  4. Once you finished browning the last batch, add a little more oil and fry chopped onions and crushed garlic until translucent.
  5. Add all ingredients to the instant pot and give them a good stir. Put on the lid and turn the knob to the sealing position.
  6. Press “manual” (or “pressure cooking” in newer models”), make sure to select “high pressure” and adjust the timing to 25 minutes.
  7. Once Instant Pot beeps, manually release pressure and open the pot once the pin drops.
  8. Serve alone or over rice topped with sliced avocado, a dollop of sour cream, chopped cilantro and if you like, a squeeze of lime juice.

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