An update to last year’s Top 5 Pressure Cooker Chilies (For the Super Bowl)
To me, the Super Bowl means Chili.1 I may be a Food Blogger(TM), but my friends and family know me for my bowl of Texas Red, even though That’s Right, I’m not from Texas. I’m obliged to bring it to every family gathering…especially my brother’s annual Super Bowl party.
A Showcase Bowl of Texas Red
This is my show-off chili recipe for potlucks and get-togethers. Here in Ohio, it is still a rarity - I get funny looks for making chili out of hunks of meat, and that doesn’t have beans in it.
- If you want chili with big hunks of meat, but less expensive than an all-beef chili, try this one. It fills up the pot with less expensive pork shoulder, and lots of beans: Pressure Cooker Pork Chili with Beans
Wimpy Chili (Not that there’s anything wrong with that)
Now we get to the chili of my youth. In Northeastern Ohio, chili means ground beef, beans, tomatoes, and a hint of chili powder. Yeah, yeah, the Texans are going to slam their cowboy hats on the ground in disgust. That’s OK. I still love this chili. I do kick it up with a load of chili powder.2
- Cooking for a large crowd, and have an 8-quart pressure cooker? Try an extra big batch: Big Batch of Quick Chili in the 8 Quart Pressure Cooker
- Have a little extra time, and want to start from (much more flavorful) dried beans? Here you go: Pressure Cooker Ground Beef and Bean Chili
Beans? We’ve got nothing but beans!
My sister and a few of my co-workers are vegetarian. When I'm cooking for a potluck, I make a batch of all-bean chili, so they don’t feel left out. (Then I bite my tongue when others put the Texas Red and the Vegetarian Bean in a bowl and stir them together. Don't cross the streams!)
Would you eat it in a boat?
Is Texas Red old hat? Looking for chili with a difference? Try green pork chili, a standard in New Mexico and other points Southwest. (Just don’t tell the Texans…they’ll get all riled up again.)
What do you think?
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