Zippy’s Chili Recipe

Zippy’s Chili Recipe

Chili con caren, vastly known as chili, is an Asian dish, served usually with rice. If you are a spice lover, this dish perfectly goes with you. Zippy’s is a worldwide popular restaurant, famous for Asian cuisine. Chili is one of the special items of Zippy’s. But this dish is expensive enough, so many of us can’t afford it often. Again, if you live in a place where Zippy’s branch is not available, then what will you do? There is no option but to prepare for yourself. So, if you learn about zippy’s chili recipe, you can prepare it on your own.

The Recipe:

Zippy chili is a side dish prepared with ground beef, tomato sauce, beans, and some necessary spices. With the instant pot, you can easily prepare this zippys chili. You can use a slow cooker also for preparing this but the pressure cooker is quite easy-going. This recipe is spicy enough to burn your tongue. So, non-spicy eaters, be alert. Don’t ever try this item for fun.

Zippys Chili Ingredients:

  • 4 teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • Ground beef about 1 pound
  • Finely chopped onion about 1/2 cup
  • 1 can of tomato sauce (8 ounces)
  • Pinto beans, pureed with liquid about 1 can (15 ounces)
  • Liquid canned red kidney beans, about 1 can (15 ounces)
  • Chili powder about 2 teaspoons
  • Minor’s beef base about 1 tbsp. You can use Bouillon cubes about 2 instead.
  • Brown sugar about 1 tbsp.
  • Garlic salt about 1 tsp
  • Mayonnaise about 1/2 cup
  • Minced garlic clove about 4
  • Mild Portuguese sausage about 5 ounces.
  • Green bell pepper, chopped about 1 
  • Chopped celery about 4 
  • Cumin about 1 tbsp.
  • Oregano about 1 tbsp.
  • Chicken broth about 1 cup
  • Bay leaves about 2

How to make zippys chili:

Step 1: Take out a Dutch oven or large-sized saucepan. 

Step 2: Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, chopped celery, green bell pepper, and sprinkle some garlic salt.

Step 3: Let the ingredients cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until the bell pepper gets soften.

Step 4: Add 1 pound of ground beef and 5 pounds of Portuguese sausage and cook them until they get brown color. Make sure you have made the Portuguese sausage grounded with blender or food processor. 

Step 5: Add some chili powder, 1 tbsp. of cumin, 1 tbsp. of oregano, and cook them well. After sometimes you will notice its nice fragrance.

Step 6: Remove the Dutch oven from the stove and transfer the mixture into a pressure cooker.

Step 7: Add 1 can of tomato sauce, 1 cup of chicken broth, liquid pinto beans, and liquid red kidney beans, and lastly the bay leaves.

Step 8: Stir the broth mixture with a spatula and cover your pressure cooker.

Step 9: Cook your dish at high pressure for 30 minutes or more. It depends on your pressure cooker settings. If your pressure cooker has the available function, then cook s per correct instruction.

Step 10: When done, release the pressure and uncover it.

Step 11: With a spoon, pull out the bay leaves. Bay leaves add extra flavor to your dish. 

Step 12: Now include 1/2 cup of mayonnaise and mix with your chili con crane. This makes your dish extra creamy. 

Transfer your dish into a casserole dish and serve. You can have chili with fried rice, white rice, grilled corn, etc.This Hawaiian style chili recipe is another achievement in my cooking journey.

The Substitute Recipe:

There is another Zippy’s special item that is popular as well, Zippys chili moco. This is a main consisting of steamed rice, juicy hamburger steak topped with a fried egg. Some say it is better than Hawaiian chili recipe. Anyways, here is the recipe.


  • Ground beef chuck about 1 pound
  • Chopped onion about 1 cup
  • Water about 1/2 cup
  • Sliced mushrooms about 1/4 pound
  • Brown gravy about 12 ounces.
  • Eggs about 4 
  • Cooked rice about 4 cups
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


 Step 1: Take 1 pound of the ground beef chuck in a tray and separate into equal parts in order to make patties. From 1pound chuck, it is ideal to make 4 patties.

Step 2: Bring a frying pan and grease it using a cooking spray and keep the pan over medium-high heat. 

Step 3: Now fry the patties for almost 6 minutes each side. The color of the patties has to be saggy brown insides but pink in the center. 

Step 4: Insert an instant-read meat thermometer into the beef chuck patties to check if the inner temperature is at 140 degrees F or not. If the temperature doesn’t reach 140 degrees F, then cook for a while. 

Step 5: When done, turn off the stove and transfer the patties to a plate.

Step 6: In that frying pan, into the remaining dripping from patties, add 1 cup of chopped onions and stir over medium heat.

Step 7: After 3-5 minutes, when onions are tender then add 1/4 pound of sliced mushroom. 

Step 8: Cook the mushrooms for 5 minutes. You will notice the gravy texture of onion and mushroom mixture. 

Step 9: Cook for another 5 minutes for the final flavor. 

Step 10: Lessen the heat to simmer and carefully keep down the patties into the gravy mixture.

Step 11: Now fry the eggs in another frying pan. The specialty of this fried egg is the yolk. The yolk remains runny so when you cut it while having it spreads over your rice and patty.

You have cooked rice. Now, this is for four servings. So equally divide the rice into 4 plates. Place the patty on the top of the rice and the gravy. Now lastly, put the egg over the patty and garnish with fresh parsley.


That’s all for today about Hawaiian dishes. I hope you can prepare Zippy’s style chili and chili moco. Let us know about your cooking experience.

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