Instant Pot Beef Chili

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beef chili
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There’s nothing better than a comforting chili when you’re feeling the winter blues. Chili is perfect when you want a no-fuss dinner and have a limited budget. This recipe has ingredients you will probably already have in your pantry — and obviously feel free to adjust the heat to your liking.

Serve with sour cream and shredded cheese.

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Ready in
45 m
8
Servings
372
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Pounds ground beef
  • 2 onions, medium diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, medium chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14.5-ounce can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 Cup water
  • ½ Cup fresh cilantro
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Shredded cheese (optional)
  • Cilantro (optional)

Directions

Turn your Instant Pot to “Sauté” mode and melt the butter. Add the beef and brown it slightly, approximately 7 minutes. Add the onions, garlic, and pepper and sauté until fragrant, about 5 minutes.

Add all the spices to the pot, heating until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

On “Sauté” mode, add the beans, tomato sauce, and 1 cup of water.

Switch the setting to “Bean/Chili” mode and set at High Pressure for 30 minutes.

When the timer beeps, you can perform a quick release by moving the pressure release to “Venting,” or you can let the pressure release naturally. A natural pressure release can take from 5 to 30 minutes. When the pressure is fully released, the float valve will drop and the lid will unlock and open.

Turn off Instant Pot. Serve with sour cream and sprinkle with shredded cheese and cilantro as desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
38%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Cholesterol
84mg
28%
Protein
23g
46%
Carbs
14g
5%
Vitamin A
59µg
7%
Vitamin B12
2µg
40%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
28%
Vitamin C
28mg
47%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
9µg
12%
Calcium
78mg
8%
Fiber
4g
18%
Folate (food)
38µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
38µg
9%
Iron
4mg
21%
Magnesium
49mg
12%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
28%
Phosphorus
253mg
36%
Polyunsaturated
0.9g
N/A
Potassium
645mg
18%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.9%
Sodium
643mg
27%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
26.5%
Trans
1g
N/A
Zinc
5mg
35%