Chunky Beef Chili
By :Beef It's What's For Dinner
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Votes: 29
Rating: 4.1
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Beef, Tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds Beef Stew Meat cut into 1 inch to 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium Jalapeno pepper minced
  • 29 ounces tomatoes with chiles, diced, 2 cans
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Beef, Tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds Beef Stew Meat cut into 1 inch to 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium Jalapeno pepper minced
  • 29 ounces tomatoes with chiles, diced, 2 cans
Votes: 29
Rating: 4.1
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Optional: Brown stew meat on the Saute function of the Instant Pot, seasoning with salt, if desired.
  2. Add the onion, jalapeno pepper and diced tomatoes in the Pot.
  3. Close and lock pressure cooker lid. Use beef, stew or high-pressure setting; setting time to 22 minutes. When time is up, use quick release feature to release pressure; carefully remove lid.
  4. Serve with shredded cheese , sour cream or any toppings you desire! Enjoy!
30 replies
  1. Johnjaworski
    Johnjaworski says:

    So far thisbis a tremendous dissapointment. Came out like very very bland beef stew… very very watery… Im cooking it down now… Beef is tender but tasteless.

    Still looking for a chili recipe

  2. Jennyree512
    Jennyree512 says:

    Just reading the recipe, there are some major ingredients missing. Chili needs chili powder, garlic, and cumin. If you make this and the end product is bland, try adding those for the classic flavor you seek.

  3. Javalvr
    Javalvr says:

    My husband and i loved it. I did read other reviews before making it so i added some spices to it. It was great! Will be a make again dish!

  4. two4ecu@aol.com
    two4ecu@aol.com says:

    Added Rotel tomatoes and chili beans with chili powder, smoked chipolte chile seasoning and 1/2 can of chipolte peppers in abodo sauce – yummy!

  5. Kfanning
    Kfanning says:

    Easy to make but came out quite liquidy. Added a little corn starch mixture to thicken it up and it worked well. The spices in the recipe arent enough but thats what making it your own is all about. A quick and easy dinner for those cold winter nights (cut back on the cumin).

  6. 5arrows
    5arrows says:

    I added chili powder, garic powder and cumin after reading the reviews. Also thickened it with corn starch. So glad I did – it was good!

  7. seber31
    seber31 says:

    Doubled the recipe, but added a pound of ground beef as the extra meat. Based on other reviews, added chili powder, garlic powder, and ground cumin.

  8. Dustinbailey
    Dustinbailey says:

    Honestly I’m not sure why this recipie is even listed. There is no spices whatsoever so the chili came out very bland.

  9. Dmcgowan2
    Dmcgowan2 says:

    I added chorizo, red pepper, chili beans, and spices:. Garlic powder, chilli powder, and cumin.

  10. Dorisann0816
    Dorisann0816 says:

    I made this but added 1/4 c chilie powder
    1 Tbsp mexican oregano
    2 Tsp cumin
    1 tsp corriander
    1/2 tsp Cayenne

  11. Bella4ff
    Bella4ff says:

    It was tasty as is but I made some small modifications to make it even better:
    Add 3 10.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes (habiñero, green chilles & chipotle).
    Also add in 1-2 Tbsp chili powder some cumin, some mexican oregano. Add drained can(s) kidney and/or black beans after release.
    Thicken with cornstarch slurry at end on saute ~2-3 minutes.

  12. Anastakk
    Anastakk says:

    Perfect as a base recipe. I added a chilli pot seasoning from jd seasonings and cunky carrots/potatoes to bulk it out .

  13. GlutenFreeChickadee
    GlutenFreeChickadee says:

    I recommend sauting the onions with the beef stew meat. It gave ours a delicious flavor and the meat was very tender. I would also recommend adding 2 tablespoons of corn starch, we found the base very watery when it was finished cooking, but flavorful. We added black beans, used Rotel, and added fresh jalapeno once it was cooked as a garnish. We will definitely make this again.

  14. Jay
    Jay says:

    For the best flavor the beef should be browned first to achieve the malliard reaction and then seasoned prior to pressure cooking

  15. Martinezmaryl
    Martinezmaryl says:

    Satisfying meal for those on keto diet. Easy to make in the instant pot. But I think of it more as stew with a tomato base as opposed to chili. Will make it again.

  16. Coach Becky
    Coach Becky says:

    Loved it made in 30 minutes and added adobe sauce and chipotle with white beans. Lived it and will switch to this as our new chili recipe!

  17. LindaLou74
    LindaLou74 says:

    I like this recipe, It’s actually pretty good. I did add chili bean and a little garlic. Definately will cook this again.

  18. emily_walker96
    emily_walker96 says:

    I loved this!but i would add less tomatoes. We also added 3 small cans of chili beans and it was delicious!

  19. Justin
    Justin says:

    Here is my version, everyone loved it

    Instant Pot Chunky Chili

    Ingredients
    1 tablespoon of oil
    2 lbs of beef chuck roast cut into big cubes
    salt and pepper to taste (garlic powder etc.)
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    2 tablespoons of cumin powder
    1 tablespoon of paprika (or 1/2 paprika ½ hot paprika)
    1 cup of beef broth
    8 oz of baby portobello mushrooms chopped
    1 tablespoons of onion powder
    2-3 jalapeno peppers chopped
    6 oz can of tomato paste
    1 teaspoon of crushed garlic
    29 oz Rotel
    Press the saute button on the Instant Pot.
    Add oil to the pan and let heat up.
    Add onion and cook
    Add remaining ingredients starting with meat and secure the lid of the pot. Turn the quick release knob to sealing.
    Press the manual button for 20 minutes..
    Let the pressure come down naturally if you can.
    Serve with sour cream or cheddar cheese and/or Fritos

  20. Niel50
    Niel50 says:

    I loved the concept. Never thought to use stew beef or beef chunks in chili. I modified my regular chili recipe to use the stew beef. Really took it up a notch to me. Thanks for the great idea.

  21. Misspoo4
    Misspoo4 says:

    This is the first meal I made using my new Instant pot and I’m super proud of how it turned out! I added my own seasonings and threw in a bell pepper and chopped carrots too. Wow it’s tender! I recommend cutting back on the tomato sauce though or maybe add something to soak up the extra liquid like pasta or rice. Next time!

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