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Instant Pot Chili with Dry Beans

Instant Pot Chili with Dry Beans. A simple easy recipe that can be made with no fuss in an Instant Pot. Vegan adaptable! #chili #instantpot #drybeans #instantpotchili #chilirecipe #easychili

Flavorful Instant Pot Chili made with Dry Beans that can be made with ground beef, turkey or vegan TVP ( Soy crumbles). Vegan and GF adaptable!

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Ingredients

Instructions

Place dry unsoaked beans in the Instant pot, and add water, one inch above the level of the beans. Pressure cook on high for 7 minutes. ( See notes). Manaully release. Drain and set aside.

While the beans are pressure cooking prep your onions and garlic, open any cans and gather all the spices.

Turn Instant Pot to Saute function and heat the oil. Add the onion and saute 2-3 minutes, until fragrant. Add garlic and the ground meat or soy crumbles. Saute 3-4 more minutes, while continue stirring and breaking up the meat. I find a metal spatula comes in handy for this. Add the salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, oregano,  and saute one minute, cooking the spices a bit. Add the diced tomatoes and juices, tomato paste, broth, beer, worcestershire, coco powder, smoked paprika or chipotle, optional jalapeño. Give a good stir, then add the pressure cooked beans ( drained)  or pre-soaked beans.

Set Instant Pot to high pressure for 22 minutes. Naturally release for 15 minutes.

If you like a thicker chili, stir in a little masa harina or masa corn flour, sprinkling it in a tablespoon at a time. This also adds delicious “corn” flavor. You can also stir in frozen corn and set to “saute” function until heated through.

Taste, adjust spice level and salt.

Serve in bowls and garnish with any or all of the following: sour cream, grated cheese, avocado, sliced jalapeño, cilantro, scallions, corn chips.

Notes

You can skip pressure cooking the beans in the beginning if you soak them in cold water for 4-12 hours. (Pre-soaking or pre-pressure cooking the beans cuts the cooking time in half.

*FYI, if you were to not pre-soak or pre-cook the pinto beans, they would take roughly 45 minutes of pressure cooking time, with some uneven cooking. That being said, yes, you can absolutely do it this way, just allow for the full, natural,  long release. )

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