Pressure Cooker Chili

Pressure Cooker Chili

Soups, Stews and Chili Chili Beef Chili

There's nothing like a steamy hot bowl of chili on a cold snowy day. What's even better is having it ready within 35 minutes from start to finish.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 353
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 35m


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • 2 cups water


  • 1   Place the ground beef in the pressure cooker over medium high heat; cook until brown and crumbly, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the ground beef, and drain off the excess fat.
  • 2   Return the open pressure cooker to the burner over medium heat, pour in the olive oil, and stir in the onion, green pepper, and jalapeno pepper. Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes, until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic, and cook and stir for about 30 more seconds. Return the meat to the pressure cooker; mix in the kidney beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, brown sugar, cocoa powder, red pepper flakes, chili powder, cumin, salt, and water.
  • 3   Lock the lid, bring the cooker up to pressure, reduce heat to maintain pressure, and cook for 8 minutes. Remove cooker from the heat, and let the pressure reduce on its own, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 4   When the pressure is fully released, remove the lid, stir the chili, and serve.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 14.9g 23%
    Saturated Fat 5.0g  
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 790mg 32%
Potassium 630mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 35.2g 11%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Protein 22.3g 45%
Sugars 8g  
Vitamin A 1193IU  
Vitamin C 29mg  
Calcium 119mg  
Iron 6mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 7mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 44mg  
Folate 25mcg