Because the meat in this chili is not browned and drained, use very lean ground beef.

Recipe by Southern Living January 1996


Credit: J. Savage Gibson; Styling: Alicia Frazier

Recipe Summary

6 to 8 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine ground round and water in a 4-quart pressure cooker; stir with a fork until thoroughly blended. Stir in tomato paste and next 12 ingredients.

  • Cover cooker with lid, and seal securely; place pressure control over vent and tube. Cook over high heat until pressure control rocks back and forth quickly. Reduce heat until pressure control rocks occasionally; cook 15 minutes.

  • Remove from heat; run cold water over cooker to reduce pressure. Carefully remove lid.

  • Remove and discard bay leaves, stirring well. Serve chili over hot spaghetti, and top with cheese and onion. Serve with oyster crackers.