Instant Pot Chili Mac

about the recipe

Instant Pot Chili Mac is super-quick to make and flavor-packed!  It is what I make when I want serious flavors and don’t have much time.  This recipe takes all the flavors of the chili mac you grew up on and elevates them into a delicious crave-worthy meal.  Comfort food at its best!

– Set your Instant Pot to High saute. – Add the ground beef, onion, and red pepper.

– Cook until the ground beef is browned. Drain any excess fat.

– Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, paprika, and black pepper. Cook for one minute.

– Add ½ cup of the broth and scrape the bottom to remove any stuck-on bits.

Tomatoes and broth on top of seasoned ground beef and vegetables in an Instant Pot.

– Add the elbow noodles, and press down to ensure they are submerged. (But do not stir.) – Place the lid on your pot, and select manual pressure cook. Set the timer to 3 minutes.

– When the time is up, do a quick release. – Stir well until the sauce begins to thicken.

– Add 1 ½ cups of the shredded cheese and stir until it melts. – Top with additional cheese, and enjoy.