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By Chef Kendra

Coming up on The Prairie Street Prime Culinary Kitchen
Chef Kendra will teach us how to make her Kosher Kosher Top of the Rib Pumpkin Chili using Prairie Street Prime’s Kosher USDA Prime Top of the Rib.

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Chef Kendra hones in a bit of nostalgia with this classic dish inspired by her father. Using an electronic pressure cooker (such as the Instapot), the cook time on the typical braise-worthy Top of the Rib is tender within a fraction of the time. What sets this chili apart? Aside from the unctuous meat, a healthy dose of nutrient-rich pureed pumpkin!

Ingredients List for the Kosher Top of the Rib Pumpkin Chili

  • ½ Prairie Street Prime USDA Prime Top of the Rib
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, more or less depending on heat preference
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 16oz can puree pumpkin, unseasoned
  • 1 16oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 quart low-sodium beef stock
  • 1 16oz can pinto beans, drained
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper

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To Prepare Your Kosher Top of the Rib Pumpkin Chili
Preheat your Instapot or electric pressure cooker to the “Saute” setting.

Slice the Top of the Rib in long, wide strips against the grain, cut into 3 to 4 inch cubes, and generously season with Kosher salt and ground black pepper. In small batches and without crowding the bottom of the pot, sear all of the Top of the Rib and place aside.

With the “Saute” setting still on, cook the onions, carrots, and celery with white pepper, cumin, chili powder, and paprika until fragrant, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add a little beef stock and gently stir the vegetables, lifting any little brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Once fragrant, mix in the remaining beef stock, puree pumpkin, pinto beans, and pureed tomato. Add the seared Top of the Rib to the chili mixture.

Secure the lid into the “Lock” position and turn off the “Saute” function. Turn on the “Pressure Cook” function and set for 70 to 80 minutes. During the first 10 to 15 minutes, pressure will build up in the device and then it will begin to countdown while it cooks. Allow the device to cook the entire time. Once finished, release the pressure in a safe way according to your device's instructions.

Once pressure is fully released, remove the lid. Using tongs or two forks, gently shred the Top of the Rib.

Serve your Kosher Top of the Rib Pumpkin Chili with your favorite toppings such as chopped chives, cilantro, and avocado!

Bon Appétit!