Taco Chili

Taco Chili (from Oh She Glows)

This recipe can be made on the stove or in a pressure cooker.


  • 1 small onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup dry kidney beans (or 2 cups cooked)
  • 1 cup dry black beans (or 2 cups cooked)
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground chili powder
  • One 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 & 1/4 cup frozen corn kernels
  • One 28-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp taco seasoning (homemade is best)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Cilantro
  • heaping 1/4 cup Nacho Cheeze Sauce (below)

Stove Top Directions:

  1. Cook the beans if necessary. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the onion and garlic in a very large skillet over low-medium heat until translucent,  about 5 minutes, adding water as needed to prevent sticking.
  2. Stir in the cumin, chili powder, followed by the tomato paste and frozen corn. Cook for a few minutes on low.
  3. Add the canned tomatoes and Cilantro and stir well. When the beans are cooked, drain them, rinse, and stir into chili. Slowly add the taco seasoning until desired taste is achieved. Simmer on low-medium heat for about 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, make your cheeze sauce (below).
  4. Stir in a heaping 1/4 cup of the Nacho Cheeze Sauce.
  5. Serve over rice or tortilla chips. Garnish with extra cilantro and nacho cheeze sauce if desired.

Instant Pot Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients except the cilantro and nacho cheeze sauce into the instant pot. Stir. Set to cook on manual  for 6 minutes with natural release.
  2. Once pressure has come down naturally stir in the  cilantro and nacho cheeze sauce.
  3. Serve over rice or tortilla chips. Garnish with extra cilantro and nacho cheeze sauce if desired.

Nacho Cheeze Sauce:


  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Shake red pepper flakes

Directions: In a food processor or high-speed blender, add all ingredients and process until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.


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