This is the best (and easiest) Instant Pot Beef Chili ever. It’s packed with flavor and so easy to make… plus it’s a great way to get dinner on the table in 20 minutes. It’s healthy comfort food at it’s best!
Chili takes me back to my childhood. Seriously, growing up in Hawaii there was a local restaurant chain that served great plate lunches and the best chili – which was served on top of bowl of white rice. This is Hawaiian style. We serve EVERYTHING over white rice.
But since moving to California nearly 20 years ago, I’ve missed my Zippy’s chili. It was so comforting to eat on cold days – and heck, even in warm weather. Garnished with some freshly chopped onions and cheese… yep, I’m drooling now.
As much as I loved that chili, I don’t love all the ingredients in it. I don’t know where the beef is from. I have no idea where the spices or vegetables are sourced. And frankly, I’m always up for the challenge to make a real-food version of my favorite childhood recipes.
So What Makes The Best Instant Pot Beef Chili?
It took some testing, but I came up with a delicious, comforting – and dare I say – best Instant Pot Beef Chili recipe ever. It really comes down to spices and good-quality, grass-fed beef. I also added bone broth – because it’s so nourishing to the gut and I’m always looking for ways to get more bone broth in my diet.
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How to Make Instant Pot Beef Chili
This instant Pot Beef Chili recipe is so easy to make. First, brown the meat with the saute function, and then add the chopped onions, garlic, apple cider vinegar, and spices. I have two secret ingredients with this recipe. My secret umami ingredient is gluten-free tamari (soy sauce) that gives it that special flavor that’s so yummy. My other secret ingredient is cinnamon (or even pumpkin pie spice). It gives the tomatoes a slightly sweet flavor without any added sugar.
Once the spices are mixed in, add in the canned tomatoes (San Marzano tomatoes have the best flavor)… and you can blend the tomatoes for a sauce instead depending on how you like the texture of your chili.
Wait to add the beans after the chili is done so they don’t get too soggy… or you can opt to omit completely. I like to use a mix of black beans and pinto beans.
When the beef chili is done and beans are mixed in, add your favorite fixings like a side of rice (Hawaiian style), cornbread, tortilla chips, green onions, sour cream, cilantro, and shredded cheese.
This is the best (and easiest) Instant Pot Beef Chili ever. It’s packed with flavor and so easy to make. Healthy comfort food at it’s best!
- 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
- 1 tbsp olive or avocado oil
- 1 medium onion finely chopped (save 1/4 cup for garnish)
- 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Coconut Aminos or gluten-free soy sauce
- 1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt or Celtic sea salt
- 28 oz diced tomatoes (canned or jarred) San Marzano brand
- 1 cup canned kidney beans or black beans drained and rinsed
- 4 oz. cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Set Instant Pot to saute mode. Add olive/avocado oil, onion, garlic, and beef. Stir for 2-3 minutes.
Add Coconut Aminos or soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, cumin, chili powder, cinnamon, oregano and salt. Cook until beef is browned (doesn't need to be fully cooked).
Add tomatoes and juice from can to a blender and pulse until it become tomato sauce. Add to Instant Pot with beef mixture.
Close lid and set to Manual high pressure / pressure cooking for 20 minutes. It will take about 8 minutes for the Instant Pot to reach high pressure, then it will cook for 20 minutes.
When timer goes off, let sit for 1-2 minutes. Then set to Quick Release to vent steam. Remove lid and add beans.
- Serve with white rice, Cauliflower Rice, or cooked pasta noodles, and garnish with cheese, onion and sour cream.
Where to Get Kitchen Pantry Essentials
I get my baking supplies like baking soda, baking powder, vanilla extract, etc. either on Amazon or my local health food store.
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