Pressure Cooker Bison and Sweet Potato Chili

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Pressure Cooker Bison and Sweet Potato Chili
Pressure Cooker Bison and Sweet Potato Chili
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound ground bison meat
  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ¼ pound tomatillos, cut into ½-inch chunks
  • 1 red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, cut into ½-inch chunks
  • Optional toppings: hot sauce, sour cream, shredded cheese, cilantro, sliced jalapeño peppers


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  1. Heat olive oil in a pressure cooker set to Sauté on normal for 5 minutes; add onion and a pinch of salt. Cook and stir onion until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Stir garlic, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, oregano, turmeric, and cayenne pepper with the onion; cook, stirring frequently, until very fragrant and sticking to the bottom of the pot, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add bison meat and cook until completely browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Press Cancel on pressure cooker. Stir tomatoes, beef stock, sweet potatoes, tomatillos, and bell pepper with the bison mixture.
  5. Seal lid on pressure cooker. Select Pressure Cook on High for 15 minutes. Turn quick-release valve to Venting to relieve pressure completely before removing lid.
Mealthy tip:

Use 85%-lean ground beef in place of the bison if you cannot find ground bison.


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January 25, 2018 at 2:28am

Katie Hason says:

I've tried bison a few times at a restaurant, so when I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it at home! The flavor of this dish is so delicious, and slightly sweet. Definitely a new favorite!

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January 24, 2018 at 6:16pm

Caro Hodgin says:

The sweet potatoes add sweetness to the rich, cumin and chili powder base. Bison is such a great lean red meat that is becoming more and more popular - see if your local store carries it!