October and Halloween always make me crave chili. This pressure cooker chili con carne is the perfect hearty chili with lean beef, and savory spices. Whip up a pot of this and watch a game, or serve it on Halloween like we do. Try it with these breadsticks
or with these cornbread muffins.
Grandma’s Secret To Delicious Chili
My Grandma’s chili is always the best…so many years ago I called her up and asked her for the recipe. She was very matter of fact in her response – “always double your meat, and always use tomato juice instead of tomato sauce, the sauce is too sweet.” I’ve stuck to those rules and came up with this EASY tasty chili. I’ve even won chili cook offs with this chili.
Stay Away From Seasoning Packets
When I first started cooking I relied on lots and lots of cooking packets. Since then I’ve gotten away from those spice packets and used spices from my spice rack for a better, more homemade flavor, with less preservatives. Most of the spices I used in this recipe are probably already in your pantry.
Load Your Chili With Toppings
Load it up with toppings, or eat it in its pure form – both are delicious! I like to add cheese, onions, and crackers. Lately I’ve been on a Crunchmaster Cracker kick. I really love how crunchy they are, and I love that they are gluten free. Reducing gluten in my diet helps keep inflammation at bay. Lately I’ve shared my love for these Crunchmaster crackers with friends and family and I’ve learned that I am not alone! So many are addicted just like I am!
Pressure Cooker and Slow Cooker Friendly
This chili recipe can be made in a slow cooker, or a pressure cooker – whichever you’re in the mood for. Below I have a little how-to video of making this soup in the pressure cooker. This pressure cooker chili recipe is simple and perfect results can be achieved by even beginner cooks.
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Satisfy your autumn-induced chili craving with this delicious classic.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: chili with meat, crockpot soup, pressure cooker chili
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Calories: 235 kcal
- 2 LB lean ground beef
- 1 onion diced
- 60 oz canned chili beans in mild sauce
- 2 cups tomato juice
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp flour
Brown your beef along with the onion until cooked through.
Drain the fat and transfer to a 5 qt crock pot.
Add chili beans, along with liquids in the can.
Add tomato juice
Add remaining seasonings
Cook on high for 1 hour and then turn to low for 4 hours. Taste and add salt as needed.
Serve with saltine crackers, cheese, sour cream, onions, bacon or whatever else you like on your chili.
If using a slow cooker, you can reduce juice to 1 cup for a thicker chili. If using a pressure cooker - use 2 cups to allow pot to come to pressure and to prevent burning.
Chili Con Carne
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 858mg 36%
Potassium 791mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 4.8%
Vitamin C 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.