Pressure Cooker Texas-Style Beef Chili Recipe

  • Yield : 6 serving plates
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 25m

Pressure cooker Texas-style beef chili recipe.Diced round beef with spices,beer and vegetables cooked in electric pressure cooker. Use 6-quart (6 L) pressure cooker to prepare this tasty chili.

You can make this beef chili recipe in a pot,if desired.

To make Texas-Style Beef Chili you need to use the following ingredients:1 pound (480 g) ground beef,28 oz (840 ml) can whole tomatoes (I used 4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes),16 oz (480 ml) can tomato sauce,1 large yellow onion,peeled and chopped,6 cloves garlic,peeled and minced,3 jalapeno peppers,diced,1 tablespoon ground cumin,3 tablespoons chili powder,1 teaspoon salt,15 oz (450 ml) kidney or pinto beans (optional)


Break ground beef up into a large pot.Brown over medium-high heat,stirring,occasionally.Stir in remaining ingredients,except beans.

Bring beef mixture to a boil over medium heat.Reduce heat to low and simmer,covered,for 1 hour.

Stir in beans,cover and  simmer for a further 30 minutes.Turn off the heat.Open the pot and season beef chili with salt.Stir well.

Pressure Cooker Texas-Style Beef Chili Recipe


  • 12 dried New Mexican red chiles,stemmed,seeded and torn into small bits
  • 4 garlic cloves,peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons lard
  • 2 large yellow onions,peeled and chopped
  • 3 large green bell peppers,stemmed,seeded and chopped
  • 3 pounds (1.44 kg) top or bottom round beef,diced
  • 1 cup (250 ml) dark beer


Step 1

Place red chile bits in a small bowl. Pour in boiling water,enough to cover chiles. Set aside and soak for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Drain the chiles,reserving soaking liquid.

Step 3

Place soaked red chiles in a large blender. Add garlic,oregano,cumin,salt and cinnamon. Blend,covered,adding gribs and grabs of reserved soaking liquid to get thick,rich sauce,turning off blender and scraping down the inside of bowl occasionally.

Step 4

In a pressure cooker,melt the lard over medium heat. Add chopped onions and bell peppers. Cook,stirring,until softened (for about 5 minutes).

Step 5

Stir in chile paste into the pot. Cook,stirring,for a further 2 minutes.

Step 6

Add diced beef and toss well to coat. Pour 2/3 cup (180 ml) into electric pressure cooker,scrapping up any browned bits in the pot.

Step 7

Cover pressure cooker and lock the lid. Set burner heat to high pressure. When cooker reaches high pressure,reduce heat to low. Set timer to cook for 15 minutes.

Step 8

Open pressure cooker,using Quick Release method. Stir chili well before serving.

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