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Homemade Chili

The best and easiest homemade chili recipe

Author Sunup to Sundown


To make the beans

  • 1 quart dry pinto beans
  • Enough water to cover the beans

To make the chili

  • 1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1 15-ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 6-ounce can of tomato paste
  • 2 cans of water
  • 1-2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


To make the beans

  1. Sort and rinse one quart of dry pinto beans.

  2. Pour pinto beans into your instant pot and cover with at least a couple of inches water. Place a plate or loose cover over the pot.

  3. Soak these pinto beans overnight.

  4. The next morning, drain and rinse the beans.

  5. Place the beans back into the instant pot and cover them with a couple of inches of water.

  6. Use your chili or bean function or cook them on manual for 30 minutes in your instant pot.

To make the chili

  1. Once your beans are cooked, you will drain and remove them from the instant pot.

  2. You will then brown up the ground beef. Once the beef is almost cooked through, add your onion, celery, and bell pepper and saute with the meat.

  3. Once the beef and vegetables are cooked. You will then add your canned tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste and a couple of cans of water.

  4. Add all of your spices and return your beans to the pot.

  5. Use the slow cooker function and cook for 4 hours.

  6. Serve chili with your favorite toppings or sides.