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Salsa Sausage Chili in the Pressure Cooker Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

This salsa sausage chili is my go-to comfort food. It's hearty, spicy, and packed with flavors. Just toss everything in the pressure cooker and voila - a delicious meal in minutes!

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Alright, folks, here's the scoop. I'm sharing my secret weapon tonight: pressure cooker salsa sausage chili. It's hearty, it's spicy, it's the stuff dinner dreams are made of. Quick to make in the pressure cooker, packed with savory sausage and a salsa kick, it's food for the soul. Wait till you try it - you'll be hooked!

Ingredients You'll Need

  • Ground sausage: Adds savory flavor and richness to the chili, providing a hearty base for the dish.
  • Onion: Brings a sweet and aromatic flavor to the chili, enhancing the overall taste and complexity of the dish.
  • Red bell pepper: Adds a pop of color and a subtle sweetness to the chili, balancing out the savory and spicy flavors.
  • Black beans: Provide a creamy texture and earthy flavor to the chili, adding protein and fiber to the dish.
  • Kidney beans: Add a meaty texture and mild flavor to the chili, boosting the protein content and making it more filling.
  • Diced tomatoes: Bring a juicy and tangy element to the chili, adding brightness and acidity to the overall flavor profile.
  • Salsa: Infuses the chili with a zesty kick and a medley of flavors from tomatoes, onions, peppers, and spices.
  • Chicken broth: Provides a savory and rich liquid base for the chili, enhancing the depth of flavor and keeping it moist.

Essential Tools for Making Salsa Sausage Chili

  • Pressure cooker: Speeds up cooking time and helps to infuse flavors quickly.
  • Spatula: Essential for stirring ingredients and scraping the bottom of the pressure cooker to prevent burning.
  • Knife: Needed for chopping the onion, bell pepper, and any other ingredients that require cutting.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes


  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Set the pressure cooker to sauté mode and brown the sausage.
  2. Add the onion and bell pepper, cook until softened.
  3. Stir in the beans, diced tomatoes, salsa, chicken broth, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  4. Close the pressure cooker lid and set to high pressure for 10 minutes.
  5. Quick release the pressure and serve hot.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 380 kcal | Carbohydrates: 32 g | Protein: 20 g | Total Fat: 19 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 50 mg | Sodium: 980 mg | Dietary Fiber: 9 g | Sugar: 5 g | Calcium: 90 mg | Potassium: 620 mg | Iron: 4 mg | Vitamin A: 800 µg | Vitamin C: 25 mg

Preparing Salsa Sausage Chili in Advance and Freezing Tips

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the chili as instructed and let it cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat on the stove or in the microwave before serving.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the chili to cool completely.
  • Transfer to a freezer-safe container or resealable bags.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating on the stove or in the microwave.

Did you know that adding a splash of coffee to this pressure cooker salsa sausage chili recipe can enhance the depth of flavor and add a subtle richness to the dish? Give it a try for a unique twist on a classic recipe!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use ground beef instead of ground sausage in this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute ground beef for ground sausage if you prefer.
Can I use fresh tomatoes instead of canned diced tomatoes?
Yes, you can use fresh tomatoes instead of canned diced tomatoes, but you may need to adjust the liquid content accordingly.
How spicy is this salsa sausage chili?
The spiciness level of the chili will depend on the salsa you use. You can choose a mild, medium, or hot salsa based on your preference.
Can I freeze the leftovers of this chili?
Yes, you can freeze the leftovers of this chili in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
How can I make this chili vegetarian?
To make this chili vegetarian, you can omit the sausage and add more beans or vegetables like corn and zucchini.

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