Instant Pot Beef Chili with Refried Beans
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) refried beans
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - tsp ground cumin
  • 2 - cup(s) beef broth
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - cornbread**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open and drain the diced tomatoes. Open the refried beans.
  2. In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and add the browned ground beef to the electric pressure cooker insert. Stir in the diced tomatoes, refried beans, chili powder, ground cumin, beef broth and hot water. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Steam valve: Sealing.
  4. Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes.
  5. Release: Natural or Quick.
  6. Prepare the cornbread, as directed
  7. Serve Instant Pot Beef Chili with Refried Beans with cornbread.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Let cool.
  2. Open and drain 2 cans of diced tomatoes. Open 2 cans of refried beans.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • 1 - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 15 oz. can refried beans
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to pressure cooker insert with hot water. Pressure cook as directed.

Special notes

Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or partially frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance. See myfreezeasy.com/EPC for more tips and tricks.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Beef Chili with Refried Beans

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add contents of baggie to Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release.
Serve with cornbread.

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