Pressure cookers are a fast and convenient solution to recipes that take all day. The one recipe that normally takes me all day is beans! My family loves my homemade chili, but a day of boiling, adding water, adding water is tedious. That is where pressure cooker recipes like this one comes in. Here is how we make beans for our beans and chili using the pressure cooker.
- 1/2 small bag Red Beans
- 1/2 small bag Pinto Beans
- 1 Anaheim Chili
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 1 Slice of Turkey Bacon
- 1 tsp onion flakes or 1/2 cup fresh
- 1/4 teaspoon Cracked Pepper
- 1 lb Lean Ground Beef (use turkey if you like)
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Cracked Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Cumin
- 1-2 TBSPChili Powder
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Salt
- 1/4 tsp Oregano
- 1/2 tsp Onion flake or 1/2 cup fresh onions
- 2 TBSP Flour
- 2 TBSP Tomato Paste
- Sort beans taking, wash thoroughly and to pressure cooker.
- Add the Anaheim Chili, slice of turkey, garlic clove, onion flakes.
- I set my pressure cooker on high for 55 minutes. When it is done, I either let it cool and half it (one for homemade refried beans and one for chili)
- When It Is Done This Is What You Have:
- Since I’m making chili with these beans it’s time to get the meat and chili flavor ready, I start warming my beans in one pan (Anaheim Chili is set aside) and browning my meat in another:
- While the meat is browning I add either onion flakes or fresh onion. After it has cooked a bit I add all my seasoning, finishing with the chili powder
- Stir on medium low heat until all ingredients are mixed, once it is add your flour
- Stir the until the meat/seasoning mixture is coated (it will seem very dry) and add to your beans.
- Stir your beans and meat together and until they are blended.
- Add a tablespoon of tomato paste, stir, and simmer.
- The combination of flour and tomato paste should have thickened your chili right up. If you find the beans too thick you can use a chicken stock.
- If you would like to add a bit more “heat”, open up your Anaheim, discard the seeds and scrap the soft green meat from the inside. Chop and add it to your beans.