Easy-Cook Beef Chilli
A hearty beef chilli recipe that will warm the soul
"Next to music, there is nothing that lifts the spirits and strengthens the soul more than a good bowl of chilli." - Harry James,'30s American musician and actor
The fiery goodness of a superb bowl of beef chilli on a cold day – what more could you ask for? Now, you can easily make this mouth-watering dish in under thirty minutes, as long as you have a pressure cooker. You'll get a full meal packed with protein, iron and potassium that's bound to have people going for seconds.
Beef chilli has long been a worldwide favourite among Mexican dishes, and you'll enjoy whipping it up as much as you will eating it. Just make sure to have a glass of water nearby!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
- 680 g ground beef
- 450 g mixed dried beans, previously soaked overnight
- 790 g canned tomatoes, diced
- 500 ml beef stock
- 340 ml pale ale
- 1 large sweet onion, chopped
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 7 jalapenos, seeded and diced (use less for milder chilli)
- 4 medium carrots, chopped
- 2 tbsps vegetable oil
- 3 tbsps chilli powder
- 1 tsp chipolte chilli powder
- 1 bay leaf
- salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Heat half the vegetable oil in the pressure cooker over medium heat.
- Put the ground beef in. Brown beef for 6-8 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent burning.
- Remove beef to a separate container and set aside.
- Pour the remaining oil into the pressure cooker.
- Add onion, carrots, garlic cloves and jalapenos. Saute until transluscent, but not browned.
- Place the diced tomatoes and pour the ale in. Stir to prevent glazing.
- Add the beans, beef stock, bay leaf, chipolte and chilli powder. Mix well.
- Cover the pressure cooker and lock lid.
- Adjust heat so that steady steam is released from the pressure valve.
- As soon as steam begins to come out, bring to 15 psi and cook chilli for 25 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and release steam naturally.
- When pressure cooker has cooled, unlock the lid and uncover pot.
- Stir the chilli. Season with salt and pepper, according to taste.
- If the chilli appears too watery or the beans look undercooked, simmer pot over medium heat for 6-8 more minutes.
- Serve hot, topped with grated cheddar cheese and sour cream, and garnished with parsley.
Other Pressure Cooker Recipes and Related Items:
Looking for a pressure cooker
? Check our Pressure Cookers
, Shop by Brand
or read our Buying Guide
to find the pressure cooker that best suits your needs. Pressure Cookers also make a perfect gift
for those who enjoy cooking at home.