Grab your dry beans and learn how to make Instant Pot chili with dry beans. The best damn chili you will ever eat in my opinion. A 3 bean chili that brings the ultimate flavor.
Raid that pantry and use up your dry beans, and make an award-winning chili with your pressure cooker. This chili can be made in your Ninja Foodi as well.
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Why You Will Enjoy This Dry Bean Chili
- Affordable to make
- No soak bean recipe
- Three bean chili for optimal flavor
- A great dry bean recipe
- Simple Ingredients
- Bold Flavor
- Can easily be made into a Ninja Foodi chili
Ingredients For Instant Pot Chili
- Kidney beans
- Black Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Ground Beef
- Cocoa Powder
How to Make Instant Pot Dry Bean Chili
Full directions for this instant pot chili recipe with dry beans are in the printable recipe card below.
Start by rinsing your beans in cold water in a colander. This is a great way to pick through the dry beans and remove any stones or debris.
Pour beans into the Instant Pot and add water to cover the beans. Place your lid on the Instant pot and make sure the valve is set to sealing.
Set to bean/chili setting for 25 minutes, with a natural release. Once done, drain and rinse the pot and place it back in.
You will add in your oil, and then toss in the onions and jalapenos. You want to saute them to help break down the onions a bit.
Add in your ground beef, cocoa powder, and seasonings. Cook until the beef is no longer pink.
Turn off the saute mode, add in all the other ingredients, stir, and place lid on the pressure cooker. Cook again as directed below.
Chili can be refrigerated for up to three days. You will find the next day the chili has the best flavor!
You can freeze chili as well if you don't want to eat it all right away. Place the chili in an airtight container that is freezer friendly.
Freeze the chili for 3-4 months. Then just thaw and heat, or warm it up straight from being frozen. Just be careful not to break up the beans too much.
Dried beans work wonderfully in chili. You just have to cook them up to soften them up a bit. I share how to pressure cook dried beans without soaking overnight.
You can use dry beans in the Instant Pot! Just rinse first, pick out any bad beans and stones. Dump in the pressure cooker, and cover with water. Cook as directed in the recipe card.
The beans turn out tender and delicious every single time.
The bean or chili setting on the pressure cooker defaults to high pressure. If you don't have the button for chili, just do manual/high pressure and then select the right cook time in the recipe card.
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