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Chili con carne in a white oval dish with scallions on the side.
Chili con Carne
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Natural Release
15 mins
Total Time
55 mins
This take on classic chili con carne with beans includes beef and chorizo sausage - a Spanish sausage with a smoky flavor imparted by smoked red peppers. I like to use fresh chorizo in this recipe. If you can't find fresh chorizo, substitute your favorite hot Italian sausage instead.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: Beef, One Pot Meal
Servings: 10
Calories: 555 kcal
Author: Meredith Laurence
  • 2 cups red kidney beans
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound raw chorizo sausage casing removed and crumbled
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 ribs of celery finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground dried cumin
  • 12 ounce lager beer
  • 28 ounce canned whole tomatoes, drained and crushed by hand
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro optional
  1. Place the beans in the pressure cooker and add enough water to cover the beans by one inch. Pressure cook on HIGH for 5 minutes. Let the pressure drop NATURALLY and carefully remove the lid. Drain the beans and set aside.
  2. Pre-heat the pressure cooker using the BROWN setting.
  3. Add the oil and brown the beef and chorizo in batches, setting the meat aside when brown. Add the onion, celery, garlic, Jalapeno pepper and spices, and cook for another few minutes. Add the beer, tomatoes, tomato paste, beef stock and return the beans and the browned meat to the cooker. Season with salt and pepper and lock the lid in place.
  4. Pressure cook on HIGH for 15 minutes.
  5. Let the pressure drop NATURALLY and carefully remove the lid.
  6. Season to taste again with salt and pepper. Serve with any of several garnishes: sour cream, fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, tomato salsa.
Nutrition Facts
Chili con Carne
Amount Per Serving
Calories 555 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 1350mg56%
Potassium 904mg26%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 690IU14%
Vitamin C 11.4mg14%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.