* This post first appeared on Pressure Cooking Today, where I am a monthly contributor.
Pressure Cooker Old Fashioned Chili Dog Sauce brings back memories of an American theme park stand many of us recall. Created to satisfy a long lasting craving, its slow cooked flavor is ready in a matter of minutes. Using an electric pressure cooker rather than attempting dull hours of stove-top conventional methods makes this recipe simple and delicious. It’ll be an all time favorite for you and your crew.
Have a look at how I brought back an old blast from the past.
The pinto beans are key in the texture of this sauce. I simply pressure cooked them first. Two cups of dry pinto beans with six cups of water at high pressure for 40 minutes made them perfectly tender without blowing them apart. You can use canned pinto beans, if you’re so inclined and they will work just as well. Be sure to drain and rinse them before adding to your mixture, prior to pressure cooking.
Another important step in getting the right thickness and consistency in this sauce is mashing the pinto beans and ground beef in the beef stock before pressure cooking. A good quality potato masher works wonders here. The starchy contents of the pinto beans acts as the perfect natural thickener and I adore the way fine hints of ground beef harmonize everything.
I think you’ll be quite impressed at how the seasonings I’ve incorporated into this chili sauce will give you the old fashioned taste you’ve been craving. At a mere 5 minutes pressure cooking with very quick prep, you’ll likely take longer to fight open a can of bland ol’ store bought chili sauce than you will to make this much healthier version. It makes a terrific topper for your favorite organic hot dogs, nachos and thick juicy burgers.
Have a fantastic day and as always, keep it delicious!
Till next time ~ much love, Connie
- 2 cups cooked pinto beans
- 1 cup beef stock
- 8 oz ground beef
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 2 tsp prepared yellow mustard
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire
- kosher salt to taste
- 2 tsp hot sauce (optional)
- Combine the beans, beef stock and ground beef in the pot of the pressure cooker.
- Use a potato masher to mash the beans and ground beef to a very fine consistency.
- Add the tomato paste, mustard, onion, chili powder, cumin, garlic, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.
- Place the lid on the pressure cooker and turn to locked position.
- Turn the steam release valve to sealing.
- Press the manual button and adjust the time for 5 minutes.
- When the unit has finished cooking and the timer has counted to zero, carefully release the steam and remove the lid.
- Stir well, taste for seasoning adjustment and add kosher salt as needed.
- Stir in hot sauce if desired.
Recipe by: Connie Murray @Happybellyfoodie.com