Multi-Cooker Chili with Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage


Programmable pressure cookers, aka multi-cookers, help make this hearty chili recipe an easy, no fuss option for any night. You'll want to soak the beans overnight - this simple step yields a great texture and really brings out the smoky flavor of the sausage. Serve with your favorite toppings.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 15 mins
8 cups


  • 1 cup dried pinto beans

  • 1 cup dried black beans

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices

  • 1 cup diced yellow onion

  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package chili seasoning mix

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes

  • 3 cups chicken stock


  1. Place the beans in a large mixing bowl and add 6 cups of water. Let rest for 8 to 12 hours. Drain.

  2. Using the Saute function, heat the multi-cooker over high heat. Add the olive oil then smoked sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes, until lightly browned and some of the fat has rendered. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate.

  3. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the salt, chili seasoning, beans, diced tomatoes, and chicken stock. Stir well to combine, scraping browned bits from the bottom of the pot.

  4. Lock the lid in place and turn the top valve to seal. Set the multi-cooker to cook at high pressure for 20 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build. Let pressure release naturally for 15 minutes, then release remaining pressure manually.

  5. Return the sausage to the pot and stir well to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

339 Calories
17g Fat
32g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 339
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 1481mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 19mg 93%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 485mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.