Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes

Are you ready to make the most mouthwatering chili recipe without spending hours in the kitchen? With the help of an Instant Pot and a few special ingredients, you can have a rave-worthy pot of chili ready in just 45 minutes. Today, we’ll be making a traditional ground beef chili, but feel free to substitute it with ground chicken, turkey, or even venison.

Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes
Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes

The Perfect Ground Beef Base

To start, choose a ground meat that is neither too lean nor too fatty. Aim for an 85/15 or 90/10 ratio for the best flavor and tenderness. Heat two tablespoons of avocado or olive oil in a six-quart Instant Pot set to the sauté function. Add one pound of ground beef and cook for five to six minutes, or until it’s lightly browned. It doesn’t need to be fully cooked at this stage, as we want to infuse those rich, deep flavors into the chili.

Flavorful Ingredients

Next, add one small diced onion, two to three finely diced jalapeño or serrano peppers (adjust the quantity based on your spice preference), and three cloves of minced garlic. Sauté the vegetables for two to three minutes, until the onion becomes tender.

Secret Ingredients for Extra Flair

Time to add some magic to your chili! Pour in half a cup of regular sodium beef broth and scrape the bottom of the pot to release any flavorful bits stuck there. Then, add three tablespoons of tomato paste, one tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, and one tablespoon of brown sugar. These ingredients will enhance the taste and complexity of your chili.

To take it to the next level, whip up a homemade chili seasoning. In a small bowl, combine three tablespoons of regular chili powder, one and a half tablespoons of cumin, two teaspoons of paprika, one teaspoon of garlic powder, one teaspoon of dried oregano, half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, one-fourth teaspoon of cinnamon, half a teaspoon of black pepper, and three teaspoons of salt. Whisk it all together and measure out four tablespoons for this recipe. Save the rest in an airtight container for future use.

Let the Instant Pot Work Its Magic

Add the chili seasoning to the pot, along with one to one and a half additional teaspoons of salt (to taste) and one-eighth to one-fourth teaspoon of cayenne pepper for an extra kick. Mix everything until well combined. Now, add a 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes and one can of red kidney beans (thoroughly rinsed and drained) to the pot.

Important tip: Do not stir! Keep the tomatoes and beans at the top to prevent any potential burning issues. We’ll mix everything together later.

Close the Instant Pot with a lid, ensuring that the pressure release valve is in the sealed position. Set the pressure to high and the timer to 20 minutes. Since there’s a significant amount in the pot, it will take approximately 10 minutes for the pot to pressurize.

The Grand Finale

Once the timer goes off, release the pressure quickly. It’s safe to open the lid when the float valve goes down. Give it all a good stir, and voila! You now have a thick and chunky chili that looks absolutely incredible.

To complete the experience, don’t forget to add your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, diced onions, or fresh cilantro. Serve it alongside mini cornbread muffins for the ultimate comfort meal.

Now that you know the secrets to making a delicious Instant Pot ground beef chili, it’s time to grab your apron and impress your loved ones with this flavorful recipe. For more exciting recipes and ideas, visit El Reno Ok. Happy cooking!

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