Instant Pot Chili

We love our Instant Pot.  I think our biggest love comes when making bone broth.  I use to spend two days making bone broth in the crockpot every weekend, only to have the house smell up.  Needless to say, Instant Pot has taken the smell out of our house and for that, my husband is grateful!  The Instant Pot makes cooking easy and a lot more quick!  I have taken my husbands favorite meal and turned it into an Instant Pot meal.

This recipe will use two features on the Instant Pot.  First, I use the saute feature. This helps to cook down the onions, celery and beef.  Then, I switch it to low pressure on the soup options for a short time.  This short time helps to lock in the chili seasoning flavors and create an explosion in your mouth!

Instant Pot Chili

Instant Pot Chili


2 tbsp ghee

3 cups thinly chopped onion

2 cups thinly sliced celery

2 lbs ground beef

2 tbsp chili powder

1.5 cups chicken broth

26oz chopped tomatoes

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Cooking A Whole Chicken In An Instant Pot

Have you heard of an Instant Pot?  This pot has become my favorite appliance in the kitchen.  I love it for a few reasons.  I purchased an Instant Pot with 7 features (pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté/browning, yogurt maker, steamer and warmer) and feel I could eliminate a few appliance on the counter with just this one.  With the warm season upon us, we have utilized the Instant Pot instead of the oven.  I love how FAST this pot cooks everything.  Cooking a whole chicken is very quick, simple and easy to do!  In the past two weeks, we have used our instant pot to make stews (grabbing frozen meat and having a meal ready in 30 minutes is AMAZING), bone broths (cooks in two hours what I spent cooking for 2 days) and steaming vegetables.  The Instant Pot continues to amaze me!

This recipe is for how to cook a whole chicken in an instant pot.  If you do not have an instant pot, but a pressure cooker it will still work.  However, your process for getting the pressure will be different, please follow your pot instructions.  The cook time should be the same.

Whole Chicken Continue reading