My own take on Instant Pot® venison chili!


Recipe Summary

10 mins
45 mins
10 mins
1 hr 5 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®), add olive oil, and select Saute function. Add ground venison and pepper; cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, chili beans, kidney beans, and black beans; stir to combine.

  • Mix in onion and garlic, and then add cocoa powder, marjoram, chili powder, parsley, red pepper flakes, and bay leaves. Stir until well combined and cancel Saute function.

  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 30 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Cook's Notes:

This recipe was made in an 8-quart Instant Pot(R). If you have a 6-quart, you'll need to cut this recipe in half.

The bay leaves take away the gamey taste.

Nutrition Facts

406 calories; protein 37.9g; carbohydrates 55.3g; fat 5.9g; cholesterol 79.8mg; sodium 2140.3mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
My IP is 6 quart so I halved the recipe as noted. Couple of mega flaws here. The chili was extremely thin and more of a soup. This is how I like it but I think I can speak for the majority and this is not what you consider chili. Secondly, this lacked in flavor and was in desperate need of at least salt. I'm thinking with the exception of the chili beans that the other beans were supposed to be rinsed and drained? That would have thickened it up for sure. This was also very tomato forward and could have used more chili powder and spice. I will add things and make the leftovers edible but this one needs some mega tweaks and I will not bother making it again. Read More