Whoa guys! Chili Cheese Dog Chili, it is a mouthful.
I wish, I only wish I could take credit for this beauty. Let me tell you what happened…
My wife was on Pinterest, looking at food. Typical. She spots this slow cooker chili cheese dog chili from 4sonrus.com. Hot dogs are not her number one food. Not even her #1000 food, but she knows how I love hot dogs. She shows it to me, reads the ingredients, and I’m so down. Let’s do this.
So yeah, the original recipe is done in the slow cooker. Perfect!
Just not for me, not on this day. I wanted it and I wanted it now!
“No worries,” she says. “I’m gonna throw it in the pressure cooker and see what happens.”
Rock on, so that’s what we did.
We did add a couple of things to the original recipe and removed a package of hot dogs from 2 packages down to one. My cholesterol can only take so much, you know?
But this recipe is all Meaghan’s at 4sonrus.com. Really great blog, I can’t wait to eat my way through some of her food. Guys, it’s like…a chili dog in a bowl. Low-carb if you will. Maybe Keto, maybe Paleo. I have no idea what I’m talking about – I have no clue what any of those diets are all about! 🙂
All I can say is, it’s quick, it’s delicious, and if I had to guess, your kids will love it! For instructions on how to do it in the slow cooker, go check Meaghan out!
CHILI CHEESE DOG CHILI – PRESSURE COOKER
2 pounds ground beef, browned and drained
1 large white onion, chopped
1 bell green pepper, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 14 oz cans diced tomatoes, not drained
2 15 oz cans chili beans, not drained
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1.5 heaping tbsp yellow mustard
3 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
3-4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
shake or two of your favorite hot sauce, optional
1 package (quantity 8) of beef hot dogs, I use Nathan’s, thinly sliced
minced white onion, for garnish
shredded cheddar cheese, for garnish
Set your pressure cooker/Instant Pot to sauté. Add the ground beef, brown. If you have some grease down there, get it out either with a ladle or dump it in a colander. Add it back to the pot, along with everything but the onion and cheese for garnishment. Stir. Press cancel on your pot and set the time for 11 minutes, high pressure. Let the pressure come down naturally.
Serve with onions and cheese, on a hot dog bun (yum!), or on a bed of Fritos!
NOTE** There’s so much chatter out in the interweb about pressure cookers and how long it takes to come to pressure and is it worth it and … blah, blah, blah. So I timed it for you guys. I left the sauté button on after I browned the meat. Then once everything was in and I hit the start button to pressure, it only took 9 minutes to come to pressure. That’s it. Now, if you’re using frozen stuff, it will take longer. If you don’t leave the sauté button on, it will take longer.Kid-loving pressure cooker chili cheese dog chili! Perfect weeknight meal!Click To Tweet
This thing right here. This will cut your prepping, chopping time by 3/4. Not even kidding. The wife said she ordered this gadget. I rolled my eyes. She said it will save her plenty of time. Whatever you want, I thought, because to be honest, she is the one who preps the veggies. And she cooks alot of veggie meals. So hey, if it saves time, go for it, but I had my doubts. I mean, it just seemed like another…gadget.
It freaking rocks! It’s sturdy, not some cheapo thing and it’s dishwasher safe. Love it!