Mexican flavors and ingredients combine for a hearty yet healthy chili that can be made in your Instant Pot or slow cooker.
Uh-oh guess who got an Instant Pot?! That’s right ME. I’ve been hearing about Instant Pots for a while now. You know Crock-Pot is a brand of slow cookers? Instant Pot is a brand of pressure cookers – but on steroids. What intrigued me about an Instant Pot is that most of my slow cooker recipes can be made in the IP without making any changes. This is one of those recipes. It can be made in either. I will provide instructions on both. FYI for future reference, SC=slow cooker & IP=instant pot. So there’s no confusion, the pics you see here are from me making it in my IP, not the SC.
It was no-brainer for me when it came to my first IP recipe. I love chili; mainly because it’s pretty hard to mess up. I’ve been thinking about this chili recipe for some time now. I’m slowly working on ‘chili’s from around the world (remember my Indian Chili) since I love chili so much so and a Mexican version has been at the top of my list. Both the carne asada and chorizo need to be browned first. This is a recommended step for both the IP & SC.
After that, just throw everything in, stir, and let it cook.
- 2 lbs carne asada, chopped
- ½ lb beef chorizo, uncased
- 15 ounces diced tomatoes
- 15 ounces enchilada sauce
- 15 ounces corn
- 15 ounces black beans
- 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1½ tsp cumin
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- Add 1 tbsp oil to the IP. Set to sautée mode. Once heated, add meat and sautée until browned.
- Add all other ingredients. Stir to mix well.
- Set manually, 30 minutes.
- Close lid, close vent.
- Once completed, carefully release vent. Stir & serve.
- In a large skillet, cook carne asada and chorizo a few minutes until browned. Transfer meat to the slow cooker.
- Add all other ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.
I think this is better served the next day. I think that about all chili though. Just me? Am I the only one that thinks that??
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