Need a healthy and delicious recipe ready in under an hour? Try this easy to make award winning Instant Pot Chili recipe!
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How to Serve Chili
This recipe makes for a great comfort food option, without feeling the guilt of being unhealthy!
For all you meat lovers pick any meat of your choosing or simply the meat sitting in your refrigerator you have wanted to put to use. Add some vegetables and seasonings and voila!
You have yourself this delicious chili. You can add the vegetables and seasonings as per your preference. Check out this easy to cook chili recipe. Continue reading to answer the questions relating to this recipe.
How Do I Add More Flavor to my Instant Pot Chili Recipe?
The secret ingredient to enhance the flavor in your chili is adding either a cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon can boost the meaty flavor of the chili.
Alternatively, you may also add a shot of espresso or a small cup of strong coffee to do the trick.
Another trick to bring out the best flavor in your chili is to eat it the next day, as the meat in the chili absorbs the spices, thereby adding more flavors to your dish.
Storage Ideas & Suggestions
The chili should not be kept outside for more than 2 hours of preparing the chili. The best way to store chili is in an airtight container or in a freezer bag in the refrigerator where it will remain good for 3 to 4 days.
The chili can also be frozen and stored for up to 6 months in an airtight container or freezer bags; however, it is best if the chili is consumed within 30 days of cooking it.
You can add a best before label on the container storing the chili before freezing it.
Special Ingredients and Tools for Instant Pot Chili Recipe
Masa Harina | This is a cornmeal that is used to thicken the chili. It gives a nice flavor and assists in getting the chili to the perfect consistency.
Chili Crocks | These bowls are the best because they can double as chip and dip bowls since they have two sections.
Egg Bites Mold | How else are you going to make cornbread in your Instant Pot? And, if you think that's a joke, check out all our Egg Bite Molds Recipes.
What Else Can I Use Instead of Meat?
For all you vegetarians, here is a list of alternatives you can use instead of the meat.
- A can of beans (pinto, kidney or black work best)
- Dried Bulgur
- Portobello Mushrooms
- Butler Soy Curls
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
This recipe tastes well with almost everything; you can add it to compliment your party snacks with a side of nachos, French fries, onion rings, tacos etc. or add it to hot dogs!
You can add our chili to your elaborate dinner with a side of salad and baked potatoes. One of our favorite combinations is to add the leftover chili to mac and cheese, mix it well and serve it with your favorite toppings.
You can experiment with our recipe by adding seasonings of your choice. Loved this Instant Pot Chili recipe? Do give it a shot and let us know in the comments box below how it turned out!