Insanely Good Instant Pot Beef Chili

Insanely good Instant Pot beef chili. Loaded with peppers, chuck roast, ground beef and lots of beans! A homemade seasoning blend puts it over the top.

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The weather here in Virginia has been bipolar. One day it’s 70 degrees, then next it’s 86 with 95% humidity. I just want it to feel like fall already (and stay that way)! When we were having a cooler spell, I couldn’t help but break out our Instant Pot and make a batch of our favorite chili. This is a slightly modified version of our classic stovetop chili. Don’t let the long list of ingredients deter you. This chili is GOOD. Insanely good. It requires a bit of chopping and a homemade blend of spices. Both of which contribute to the depth of flavor in this recipe.

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The recipe itself is pretty straightforward. Brown the meat, sauté the veggies, add the remaining ingredients and pressure cook until the meat is fall apart tender. You’ll need about pound of chuck roast and lean ground beef. FYI: the two together are what make this chili! As far as the peppers go, don’t be afraid to add the full amount, even if they’re on the spicier side. I promise you won’t be able to tell when it’s all said and done.

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Next comes the blend of seasonings and spices. DO NOT toss in a chili seasoning packet. It will not taste the same. While it may seem like an unnecessary amount of ingredients, I’m here to tell you it is not. If you’re worried about purchasing all of them, try looking for them in the bulk section of the grocery store, or search my site for more savory recipes, they’re bound to include some, if not all of them! They’re my go-tos.

Finally, you’ll add the “wet” ingredients along with the beans. Yes, we’re using canned beans. You want all of their liquid to help flavor the chili, so don’t drain them. Let the Instant Pot do the rest! Hit MANUAL for 18 minutes.

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If you’re like me and you love really thick chili, you can always cook the chili down a little more after the pressure releases. Just turn your Instant Pot back onto SAUTE mode and let it simmer for a good 5-10 minutes. Serve the chili as-is or top with your favorite fixings. Leftovers heat up really well, and freeze well too! Enjoy!

Insanely Good Instant Pot Beef Chili

Insanely good Instant Pot beef chili. Loaded with peppers, chuck roast, ground beef and lots of beans! A homemade seasoning blend puts it over the top.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless chuck, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 pasilla pepper, diced
  • 1 anahiem chile, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 rib celery, cut in half lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 c. (8 oz. can) tomato sauce
  • 3 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 c. (1 14 oz. can) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (15 oz. can) pinto beans
  • 1 (15 oz. can) black beans
  • 1 (15 oz. can) dark red kidney beans

Directions:

  1. Turn Instant Pot on SAUTE mode. When hot, add oil, then the chuck. Let the chuck brown on all sides, about 10 minutes, then add the ground beef and cook, breaking it up as it browns.
  2. Add the garlic, onion, peppers, and celery. Saute for 5 minutes, then add spices, tomato sauce, tomato paste, chicken broth, and beans (with their liquid).
  3. Place lid on and lock. Turn on MANUAL mode with high pressure selected for 18 minutes. Allow for natural release (this usually takes about 15 minutes). Remove the lid and stir.
  4. Let the chili cool until it reaches desired serving temperature.
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