Instant Pot Black Bean Pumpkin Chili
Serve this warming vegan black bean pumpkin chili on a cold Autumn evening with a pot of brown rice. Set out bowls of diced red onion, chopped fresh chili peppers, sliced avocado, and extra cilantro for garnishes if desired. Black beans are high in polyphenols called anthocyanins. This is what gives black beans their dark purplish-black color. Anthocyanins have a high degree of antioxidant activity and help to reduce oxidative stress in the body. Add more anthocyanin-rich foods into your diet to decrease inflammation, reduce cardiovascular disease risk, and to feed beneficial gut microbes!
Place dry beans into a medium-sized bowl and cover with a few inches of water. Let them soak on your counter for about 8 to 24 hours. Then rinse and drain.