THE INSTANT POT ENTERS MY LIFE:
Several years ago while visiting my parents, I watched my Dad use his Instant Pot for boiled eggs. They were in and out in no time and they PEELED SO WELL! I’m talking, the peel came right off with no effort and they were perfectly cooked! The electric pressure cooker was a foreign concept to me and I was totally mesmerized by this magical contraption. After I was home from my visit to my parents house a package arrived on my doorstep from Amazon. It was an Instant Pot! I know, I am totally spoiled rotten. My Dad is the most giving person I know and always gifts me things that he knows I will love. I used the Instant Pot for eggs and rice and loved the results, but didn’t do much else with it for quite a while. I changed my ways though and have now made everything from pasta to cheesecake in it!
There are so many things I love about the Instant Pot, but one of my favorite things is that I can cook dry beans in it without soaking! Dry beans are so CHEAP and they are packed full of fiber and other good stuff. Chili is a favorite at our house so I knew I needed to adapt my recipe for the Instant Pot. My kids are always happy when I make chili for dinner and they will eat it for days with no complaint. Mom win for sure! They LOVE my INSTANT POT CHILI with dry beans.