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Instant Pot Chili for every day

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We have hardworking folks at our house, and they work up a good appetite so I like to have something hearty at all times. Recently is has been chili, it is the free for all food anyone can overindulge in between meals. It is super easy and I will share my amounts below, but feel free to improvise. We make this most mornings, leave it to keep warm and it is perfect by lunchtime. It could not possibly be easier to make chili from scratch than this method. I cannot say how much we love our Instant Pot, for this we have the 6 qt, and it is a dedicated pot for chili, the seal is tomato stained and the whole thing kinda smells like chili no matter how much it is scrubbed, but it is amazing and has been used daily for over a year, best kitchen money I have ever spent.

First off 4 cups of dry pinto beans, check and rinse and add to pot

 

add 8 cups water to pot

 

add 1 pound ground beef in chunks, we raise our own and it is frozen so I thaw just enough to separate into chunks

add 1 diced onion

add 1 can of tomato sauce

 

add seasoning, we use about a 1/4 cup of taco seasoning from Azure that we buy in bulk

sometimes I will add peppers but not all the time

push the meat/stew button and you are done, when it finishes let it release the steam in it’s own good time, you do not rush chili even in the instant pot, if for any reason some of your beans rise to the top and do not fully cook, you can stir and turn it back on for a bit at the same setting, or manual 10 mins or leave on slow cook, chili is pretty easy going

 

 

here is the recap

  1. First off 4 cups of dry pinto beans, check and rinse and add to your Instant Pot
  2. add 8 cups water to pot
  3. add 1 pound ground beef in chunks, we raise our own and it is frozen so I thaw just enough to separate into chunks
  4. add 1 diced onion
  5. add 1 can of tomato sauce
  6. add seasoning, we use about a 1/4 cup of taco seasoning from Azure that we buy in bulk
  7. sometimes I will add peppers but not all the time
  8. push the meat/stew button and you are done, when it finishes let it release the steam in it’s own good time, you do not rush chili even in the instant pot

be blessed 🙂

 

 

 

my productive love for checklists

there is just something so satisfying about checking things off a list

it helps my day progress

it makes me feel acomplished

and it reminds me where I left off

 🙂 and I like it

 so I put my everyday things on an app called Nozbe and I get to check them off everyday and give myself a score, I have a health/fitness goal that is more of a goal to create a habit than it is to reach a certain thing, looking forward to a good report card!