bowl of freshly made beef chili

Ultimate Beef Chili

Total Time 45 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 onions medium diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 15 oz can pinto beans rinsed and drained
  • 14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup cup fresh cilantro
  • Sour cream optional
  • Shredded cheese optional
  • Cilantro optional


  • In a large pot, melt the butter. Add the beef to brown it slightly. Add the onions, garlic and pepper for flavor.
  • Mix all the spices in a small saucepan. Heat for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add your beans and cook them on high. After the two minutes, add a cup of tomato sauce and a cup of water.
  • Shift the setting to “Bean/Chili” mode and put at High Pressure for 30 minutes.
  • When your pressure cooker is done cooking, you will hear a beeping sound and the float valve will raise.
  •  Serve with sour cream and sprinkle with shredded cheese and cilantro as desired.