Beer and Coffee Beef Chili Pressure Cooker Recipe

Recipe Category: Chili


Beer And Coffee Beef Chili Pressure Cooker Recipe


SERVES 6 to 8 – Cooker: 5- to 8-quart – Time: 8 minutes at HIGH pressure


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds extra-lean ground beef
  • 2 medium white onions, chopped
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, or 1 red and 1 green
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes in juice, undrained
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle dark beer
  • 1 cup dried red kidney beans, soaked, drained, and rinsed in cold water
  • 2 small wedges Mexican drinking chocolate (Abuelita is one brand) OR 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder and 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, preferably Mexican
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.


  • shredded cheddar cheese.
  • sour cream.
  • chopped onions.
  • sliced black olives.


  1. Coat the inside of a 5- to 8-quart pressure cooker with cooking spray
  2. Add the oil and heat over medium-high heat
  3. Add the ground beef and onions and cook, breaking up any clumps, until the beef has lost its pink color and the onions begin to soften, about 5 minutes
  4. Add the bell peppers and garlic and cook, stirring a few times, about 2 minutes
  5. Add the tomatoes and their juices, tomato sauce, coffee, beer, beans, chocolate, chili powder, cumin, and oregano
  6. Close and lock the lid
  7. Set the burner heat to high
  8. When the cooker reaches HIGH pressure, reduce the burner heat as low as you can and still maintain HIGH pressure
  9. Set a timer to cook for 8 minutes
  10. Remove the pot from the heat
  11. Open the cooker with the Natural Release method; let stand for 10 minutes
  12. Be careful of the steam as you remove the lid
  13. The beans should be tender yet still be slightly firm to the bite
  14. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  15. Serve the chili warm, with the toppings in small bowls so diners can customize their own

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