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cover pic for Slow CookerInstant Pot Soul Food Chili

{VIDEO} Slow Cooker Soul/Instant Pot Soul Food Chili

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 15 ounces cooked black-eyed peas
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2  teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil


Slow Cooker

Optional but recommended step: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground chicken & ground pork and cook 3-5 minutes, (crumbling the meat as it cooks) until no longer pink. Drain excess grease before adding the meat to the slow cooker.

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
  2. Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.

Electric Pressure Cooker

  1. Turn on the pressure cooker and select Sauté. Once hot add oil, ground chicken, ground pork, and diced onion to the pot. Cook 5-7 minutes, crumbling the ground meat as it cooks. Add garlic and cook an additional minute. You might need to do this in batches. Drain fat excess grease if needed.
  2. Stir in black-eyed peas, hot sauce, chili powder, salt, paprika, thyme, pepper, garlic salt, and onion powder.
  3. Pour diced tomatoes & tomato sauce on top. Do not stir.
  4. Close lid and seal valve. Cook high pressure for 20 minutes. Natural release pressure for 5 minutes then quick release any remaining pressure. Stir before serving.


The chili will thicken as it cools