Growing up we ate Hormel Chili. My father would make this for us and I can see him know, with a can opener turning that red can around in a circle and then dumping the contents into a pan on the stove. He would later top his bowl with 20 saltine crackers and devour it.
Hormel chili was my first taste of chili so my taste buds have kinda been primed to believe that true chili tastes like Hormel.
Anyhow, now that I follow a Gluten-free diet, I had to recreate this recipe and I wanted to make it with my Instant Pot. This recipe took me 2 years to figure out.
I know. It seems kinda crazy it took that long but it did.
Having said that I can say with heart that this is the only chili recipe I will make for the rest of my long days! It’s that good.
Copycat Instant Pot Hormel Chili
- 1 Tablespoon bacon fat
- 1 small onion chopped
- 5 garlic cloves minced
- 1 lbs ground beef
- 8 oz tomato paste
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon paprika
- 2 Teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 Tablespoon sea salt
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons black pepper
- 2 Tablespoons rice flour
- 2 14 oz cans pinto beans drained and rinsed
- 3 cups water
In your Instant Pot hit the SAUTE button and add the bacon fat, garlic and onions and cook until translucent, roughly 3 minuets.
Add in the ground beef and brown. Add in all the spices, tomato paste, and the rice flour and stir until well combined. Add in the pinto beans.
Add in the water and turn off the Instant Pot. Seal with the lid and press the MANUAL Button and add time until you have 20 minutes. When the time is over, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then open the quick release valve.
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