Instant Pot Chickpea Beef Chili
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
A hearty chili sure to make your family happy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 15 oz can(s) chickpeas
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 2 - cup(s) beef broth
  • 2 - Tbsp chili powder
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - cup(s) hot water**
  • Garnish: - shredded cheese**
  • Garnish: - sour cream**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open and drain the chickpeas.
  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 pressure cooker insert.
  3. Stir in the drained chickpeas, diced tomatoes, beef broth and chili powder into the electric pressure cooker insert. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the hot water.
  4. Steam valve: Sealing.
  5. Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes
  6. Release: Natural or Quick.
  7. Prepare veggies.
  8. Serve Instant Pot Chickpea Beef Chili with sour cream and shredded cheese garnish, and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef, 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Drain and let cool.
  2. Open 2 cans of diced tomatoes.
  3. Open and drain 2 cans of chickpeas.

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

  • Half of the cooled browned ground beef
  • Half of the diced tomatoes
  • Half of the drained chickpeas
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 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.

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

Omit the cheese and sour cream garnishes for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

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

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Chickpea Beef Chili

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release.
Serve with sour cream and shredded cheese garnish, and veggies.

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