Heat the Instant pot on SAUTE till it displays HOT. Add olive oil, onions, green pepper, and sauté for 1 minute.
Now add the seasoning, stir and saute for 30 seconds. Add all the remaining ingredients and stir. Cancel Saute.Note: To make this a dump & start recipe, skip the sauteing and simply add all the ingredients to the pot and give it a stir.
Close the lid and set the vent to sealing position. Select Pressure Cook or Manual and cook for 5 minutes and high pressure.
After the cooking is done, wait for 5 minutes then manually release the remaining pressure. Open the lid when the pin drops.
Check for consistency and if the chili looks runny, turn on saute and simmer till it thickens to your liking. Garnish with your favorite chili toppings- cilantro, shredded cheese, sour cream, avocados, tortilla chips, etc.
Heat deep saucepan or stock-pot at medium-high heat. Add olive oil, onions, green pepper and sauté for 1 minute.
Then, add seasoning mix and stir for 30 seconds. Add all remaining ingredients and give it a stir.
Bring the chili to a light simmer., then cover the pan with a lid, reduce the flame to medium, and simmer for 12-15 minutes.
Remove the lid and check for seasoning and consistency. Garnish with your favorite chili toppings and enjoy!
Tips for a thicker chili: Take a potato masher and mash a few beans in the pot randomly, about 4 to 5 times. That thickens the chili and gives it a creamier texture. You can also simmer it on 'saute' mode for a few minutes till it reaches your desired consistency.
Taco seasoning:I use Trader Joe's Taco Seasoning mix. It is a bit on the spicier side. If you want to make it mild, you can substitute with: 2 tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1.5 tablespoons red wine vinegar, and 1 teaspoon brown sugar.
Make it creamier:Stir in 2 tablespoons of shredded Mexican blend cheese in this chili after cooking. Stir till melted and fully integrated in the chili.
Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates. If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.