There’s a sweetness that compliments the spices in this 3 Bean Sweet-Heat Chili and what better way to get these flavors all married together than in the Instant Pot!
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I so enjoy a hot steamy bowl of chunky chili on a cold, wet day or any day as a matter of fact. Especially if it’s got black beans in it! This chili doesn’t disappoint. It even goes a step further with a touch of sweet-heat and an added bonus of 3 different kinds of beans. What’s not to love?
The sweetness in this chili comes from chunks of red bell pepper, sweet potato, stewed tomatoes, and a good shot of rich chocolate syrup. Yes, that’s right, chocolate syrup! I was introduced to this surprising little ingredient from a friend while making chili in my kitchen one day. I learned how the sweet chocolate syrup takes the sharpness out of the tomatoes and enhances the spices even more.
So plug in your Instant Pot . . .
or set your favorite chili-cooking pot on the stove.
If using the Instant Pot, press the simmer button to brown some ground pork and beef together along with onions, celery, and peppers. When cooking on the stove, brown these ingredients and follow the rest of the instructions to simmer slowly until you get that delicious sweet-heat chili taste.
Continuing in the IP . . .
when almost browned, add garlic, seasonings, diced sweet potatoes, and stewed tomatoes, chopping the tomatoes into smaller pieces. I use the end of a spoon or a meat chopper like this one from Pampered Chef.
The last step before setting the instant pot on high for thirty minutes, or covering the pot on the stove to simmer slowly, is adding water, the chocolate syrup, and these beautiful beans.