Dad’s Spicy Instant Pot Chili

So, we are currently living in San Diego, CA.– let me know you… it got HOT this last few weeks. San Diego hot, but STILL hot.

It ALSO happened to be Mother’s Day weekend (in the US) and I MIIIIIIIGHT have mentioned that I was craving chili. So…. heat be damned… Dave made chili!

You may or may not know me, but here is a little post-pregnancy secret about me. I CONSTANTLY CRAVE EVERYTHING THAT IS SPICY. Dave adapted this receipt for me. If you don’t like spice, just leave that delicious chipotle pepper out, I promise, this will still be amazing.

So, without further ado, the most amazing video on YouTube right now:


2 lbs Ground Hamburger
1 lb Bratwurst or Smoked Sausages
1 Onion Chopped
6 Cloves of Garlic Crushed or Diced
1 14oz Can Black Beans
1 14oz Can Navy Beans
1 14oz Can Pinto Beans
1 14oz Can Corn
1 28oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
1 14oz Can Diced Tomatoes
3 oz Tomato Paste
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tsp Liquid Smoke (Hickory)
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Salt
3 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 Tbsp Paprika
1 Tbsp Cumin
1 Tbsp Granulated Garlic
1 Tbsp Onion Powder
2 Tbsp Oregano
1 Tbsp Crushed Red Peppers
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper


  1. Oil Instant Pot, rub well into Pot with a paper towel
  2. Hit Saute
  3. Brown Burger and add Onions and Mix
  4. Drain Fat
  5. Add Garlic and Mix
  6. Turn off Saute
  7. Add Drained Beans and Corn
  8. Add Crushed and Diced Tomatoes
  9. Add Tomato Paste
  10. Add all Seasoning
  11. Add Worcestershire, Soy Sauce, and Liquid Smoke
  12. Add Chipotle Pepper
  13. Mix it Up
  14. Lid, Seal, Pressure Cook 20 minutes with a 20 Minute Natural Pressure Release
  15. After 20 minutes, Release Pressure
  16. Mix it up well and Dish it up

Note: You may get a Burn Notice on your Instant Pot before it seals and starts counting down. No Big Deal, it happens. Open it up, scrape the bottom clean with a Flat Wood or Metal Spatula and put the Lid back on and make sure it’s sealed up. It will seal right up and cook like nothing ever happened and your Chili will kick ass.



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