Five Bean Chili (Pressure Cooker)

Contributed By: Parker


2 pounds ground beef
1 carton (32 ounces) beef broth
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup each dried black beans, kidney beans, great northern beans, pinto beans and cannellini beans
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Optional: Shredded cheddar cheese and sliced jalapeno


1. Select saute or browning setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker; adjust for medium heat. Cook half the beef until no longer pink, 7 to 9 minutes, breaking into crumbles. Remove meat; drain liquid from pressure cooker. Repeat with remaining ground beef. Return all to pan. Stir in the next 14 ingredients. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 40 minutes. Quick-release pressure. Stir before serving. If desired, serve with cheese and jalapenos.

Helpful Hints:

A hearty bowl of chili always reminds me of my mom's cooking. While I love this classic recipe, I wanted a faster way to cook the dried beans so I decided to make it in my pressure cooker. Now we get to enjoy the same from-scratch recipe, but in a fraction of the time.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
YIELD: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 308 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 704mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 9g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat.

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