Instant Pot Chili Con Carne

Instant Pot Chili Con Carne

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Instant Pot Chili Con Carne, there is nothing better on a cold night, than a bowl of hot Instant Pot Chili Con Carne. With chunks of beef, kidney beans, onions, tomatoes, and a hint of chocolate on top. It’s the ultimate comfort food.


  • 2 (6 inches) corn tortillas
  • 4 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 2 1/2 bottom round roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 16 ounces canned kidney beans
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped chipotle chili, canned in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 ounce of semi-sweet chocolate
  • Optional Garnishes: sliced scallions, radishes, or flat-leaf parsley


  1. Grind the corn tortillas in a food processor, blend it until it’s crumbs.
  2. Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the pressure cooker and hit saute.
  3. When the oil heats up at 1/2 of the meat, then brown it on all sides (about 5 minutes)
  4. Then remove that 1/2 of the meat and add the other 1/2 and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  5. When all of the meat is browned, and removed from the Instant Pot, add the chopped onions and garlic and olive oil (1 tablespoon).
  6. Saute for about 3 minutes, until it’s softened.
  7. When the onions and garlic are softened, add the rest of the ingredients (except for chocolate, which you keep for last) and the meat back into the Instant Pot.
  8. Place the lid onto the Instant Pot and set it to manual high pressure for 25 minutes.
  9. Let the pressure naturally release.
  10. When it is done, stir in the chocolate, and mix until it’s all melted.
  11. Spoon into bowls and garnish as you wish.
  12. Plate, serve, and enjoy!

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