February 28, 2012

Pressure Cooker Chili

     Hello!  It's Recipe Tuesday and today's recipe is a new favorite at our house, Pressure Cooker Chili.  It comes from PressureCookerDiaries.com, a great website I stumbled upon while looking for new pressure cooker recipes that didn't include chicken (have I mentioned how much I love my cooker?!).  If you have a pressure cooker or are looking to invest in one I recommend checking out this site; most recipes have videos to help you prepare and readers are encouraged to submit your own pressure cooker recipes.
     This recipe is incredibly easy to make and takes about 35 minutes from start to finish.  It's hearty, yet not too spicy, and perfect for a cold winter day.  For a healthier dish I used ground turkey rather than beef.  Aaron and I prefer thicker chili so I reduced the amount of water to 1 cup.

Pressure Cooker Chili
  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes, un-drained
  • 2 cans kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup water
1.  Brown ground beef/turkey in pressure cooker.  Remove meat and drain fat.

2. Add onions, green peppers and jalapeno pepper to the cooker and cook on medium for about 8 minutes.  Add garlic and stir.

3.  Add remaining ingredients.  Stir well and lock the lid.  On high heat bring cooker up to pressure, then immediately reduce heat to maintain pressure.  Cook for 8 minutes.

4.  Remove cooker from heat and let pressure reduce naturally, about 10 minutes.  Enjoy!

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