Rating: 4.8 stars
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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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.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

339 calories; protein 15.1g; carbohydrates 31.7g; fat 16.9g; cholesterol 31.3mg; sodium 1480.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2019
I wish I could review without rating since I made a few changes based on what I had on hand. I literally just saw this recipe and it s sorta close to identical to what I made and it was yums! It was a random happenstance that I had smoked turkey sausage on hand that needed to be used and on a whim I tossed in since I had no other proteins in the fridge. I used a mix of hot chili beans with sauce drained/rinsed dark red kidney beans and black beans. I used a mix of rotel and diced tomatoes. No onion (haaate them). Other than that I used beef bouillon and water rather than chicken broth (slightly different but really negligible in a chili). This was a I really don t want to go to the store so what can I toss together recipe that was a huge hit at my house. I also tend to add extra spices/seasonings to literally everything. Very forgiving recipe and we all have our chili variations! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2020
My family really enjoyed this recipe. We all agreed it could have used more Hillshire sausage. Made this in my Instapot and it was definitely easy to make. Will adjust slightly in the future as my chili came out a little runny. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2020
Delish! The whole family loved it. I only wish there was more sausage! It makes such a big batch of chili that it probably wouldn t hurt to do 2 packs of smoked sausage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2020
Another winner in our house. I made this nearly as written subbing my own chili seasoning for the packet due to chili seasoning mix not being available currently at my local grocery stores. This is not what many may consider a typical chili and is more like a cross between chili and soup. The sausage is a nice change from ground beef too. I am sure I will be making this again! Read More