Quick Beef Chili Recipe (Instant Pot, Stove or Slow Cooker)

The best beef chili recipe and so easy to make. Made with black beans, tomatoes, and homemade chili seasoning which gives it so much flavor!

I love this quick and easy beef chili made with black beans, tomatoes, homemade chili spices and beer. This chili pleases all the palates in my house – not to too spicy (although you can kick it up if you wish), loaded with flavor, and ready in less than 30 minutes. #chili #instantpot #recipe #glutenfree #beef Best Beef Chili Recipe

This easy chili recipe is healthy and hearty, with a high fiber content thanks to the beans. This is my go-to beef chili recipe because it’s mild enough for the whole family, it’s easy to make and leftovers freeze great. My other favorite chili recipes are this Chicken Taco Chili (a fan favorite!) and this White Bean Turkey Chili. And if you prefer chili soup, try this Turkey Taco Chili Soup.

Best Beef Chili Recipe

This chili recipe pleases all the palates in my house – not too spicy (although you can kick it up if you wish), loaded with flavor, and ready in less than 30 minutes.

The beer, of course is optional, you can swap it for broth if you prefer. What really makes a chili complete in my opinion are the toppings – a dollop of sour cream, some diced red onions and cilantro are a must for me!

I’m also obsessed with cutting open a small avocado, removing the pit and filling it with chili plus toppings. Folks this is SO good!

If you prefer to make this on the stove, I would simply cook it covered low heat and add 10 minutes. One thing I love about using a pressure cooker for dishes that use lean ground beef, is that it comes out a lot more tender than it would on the stove.

How To Thicken Chili

Adding beans to chili and letting them simmer helps thicken chili naturally without having to add cornstarch or flour. While thickening chili by simmering may not always be an option in a slow cooker or pressure cooker, you can also puree a can of beans before cooking with some of the liquid.

Chili Tips and Swaps:

  • Swap the black bean for kidney beans or white beans.
  • If you want to spice things up add jalapeno and use more chili powder.
  • To freeze, transfer to a freezer safe containers or freezer bags and freeze up to 3 months. To defrost, transfer to the refrigerator to thaw overnight then reheat on the stove or microwave.
  • Refrigerate up to 4 days.

How To Make Chili

Best Beef Chili Recipe served in an avocado.

Best Beef Chili Recipe

I love this quick and easy beef chili made with black beans, tomatoes, homemade chili spices and beer. This chili pleases all the palates in my house – not to too spicy (although you can kick it up if you wish), loaded with flavor, and ready in less than 30 minutes.

This chili recipe was modified from the new Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner website and I used this recipe with my own blend of chili spices, plus I added some tomato sauce. They have so many great recipes on their site I’m dying to try like this One Pan Roasted Tri-Tip and Brussels Sprouts and this One-Dish Beef Stroganoff just to name a few.

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Quick Beef Chili Recipe (Instant Pot, Stove or Slow Cooker)

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312 Cals 31.5 Protein 22.5 Carbs 7 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Yield: 4 Servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE: American
I love this quick and easy beef chili made with black beans, tomatoes, homemade chili spices and beer. This chili pleases all the palates in my house – not to too spicy (although you can kick it up if you wish), loaded with flavor, and ready in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground Beef, 93% lean
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 15 ounce can reduced-sodium black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 10 ounce can mild diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • 1/2 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup light beer, Corona or 3/4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • black pepper, to taste

Optional Toppings:

  • chopped red onions, cilantro leaves, lime wedges, sour cream, cheddar, avocado

Instructions

Pressure cooker chili recipe:

  • Press saute on the Instant Pot, brown the beef and season with salt. Cook breaking beef into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and bell pepper and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Add the beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, beer and spices.
    I love this quick and easy beef chili made with black beans, tomatoes, homemade chili spices and beer. This chili pleases all the palates in my house – not to too spicy (although you can kick it up if you wish), loaded with flavor, and ready in less than 30 minutes.
  • Cover and cook on high pressure 20 minutes to blend the flavors. Natural release. Serve with toppings, as desired.

Classic stove top chili recipe:

  • Heat a large pot on medium-high heat, brown the beef and season with salt. Cook breaking beef into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and bell pepper and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Add the beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, beer and spices.
  • Cover and cook low heat 30 minutes to blend the flavors, stirring occasionally. Serve with toppings, as desired.

Slow Cooker Directions:

  • Brown the meat then cook on low 8 hours. Serve with toppings, as desired.

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Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 312kcal, Carbohydrates: 22.5g, Protein: 31.5g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 71mg, Sodium: 629.5mg, Fiber: 8.5g, Sugar: 2.5g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 7
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224 comments

  1. I too want to try to follow a plant-based way of eating, so I used a package of Quorn meatless crumbles and followed recipe to the T. Made on stove. Used no oil to saute vegies ,only a little beef broth. I’ve already aquired a taste for meatless grounds. This recipe is the best! Thank you Gina.

  2. Hi before I make this I have a question how is this 4  points on the blue and green, Shouldn’t it be the same as green since 93% is not zero? Thanks for all you do

  3. This was so quick and easy! Delicious too! Thanks, Gina!

  4. I made this on the stove top using the “Impossible Burger”.  I was curious ….well!
    Delicious!
    Seasonings were perfect….and quick!

  5. Perfect hearty soup on a winter January night!!! Cannot wait to do it again!!

  6. This is our go to chili recipe! It’s sooo good. I have a question though – can all of the ingredients be thrown into a bag and frozen to use at a later date? I’m due with baby #2 and doing a bunch of meal prep. Thank you!

  7. This is a very solid, satisfying chili recipe. Generally I enjoy my chili to be spicier, but that’s just a personal preference. My hubby, who likes “average” spice level said this recipe is very good, so there you have it! Happy tummy, happy hubby 😊 Skinnytaste never fails! (I made this in my Instantpot, double batch, but didn’t increase the cook time, and the “done-ness” level was still perfect.)

  8. This is such a good recipe for it quickness! I’ve used this recipe several times over the last year when I want to get chili on the table fast. I do have another chili recipe that I like a bit better but it takes triple the time to make it. This recipe has become a “go-to” for me.  Thank u Gina! BTW, I also love your cookbooks!

  9. I make this all the time! My family loves it. Today I am doubling the recipe so that there is some left for me! Easy and great taste!

  10. Really liked this!! Subbed in kidney beans due to personal preference. Beer really upped the flavor but it’s repeating on me! Doubled garlic powder and added crushed fresh – 2 cloves. Next time will up the chili powder and fresh garlic and try this one in the crock pot. Worked out to 5 Purple points in my calculator. 

  11. This was delicious! Followed as written. Browned beef and put in crock pot in 8 hours. Yummy!

  12. I just LOVE this recipe! It is delicious! I changed it up a little. Way more garlic(fresh), added 2 chopped poblanos alone with red bell and onion. Added 2 Cups of homemade chicken broth, no beer(didn’t have it), like chicken broth better than beef. added 1 cup of tomato sauce.  It was sooooo good. Added 1/2 tsp New Mexico Chile powder for more heat and depth and 1 tsp Mexican oregano. The basic recipe is like a great canvas to make this chili your own. Thank you Gina, another winner!

  13. I LOVE this recipe. I always tweak it my way, hardly ever have all needed spices and I make it with ground turkey instead but it ALWAYS comes out great. I make it every other week (cuz I love me some chili🤤) and this recipe never ever fails💓

  14. Suggestions for making this Keto friendly? Leave out the beans?

  15. Hi,
    I love this recipe and will be cooking it with my students on Thursday 2/6/2020. When you double or triple this recipe, how many minutes should I cook it in the instant pot?

  16. I love your recipes, have used a number of them while on WW. I lost 50lbs last year. Today I made the quick beef chili instant pot.  You list purple points as 4. When I input the nutritional info into the WW calculator, I get 8pts.  This happened also with the 3 bean turkey chili.  Can you explain?  I’m choosing recipes based on point value and this is making it difficult.  Thanks. Joan Bryant

  17. made this for dinner – it was excellent – added in one jalapeno – for a little kick –

    its definitely a keeper

  18. We are changing to plant based, but this is my FAVORITE chili, EVER! Can I replace the meat with lentils without making other changes? 

  19. My first instant pot chili. My store didn’t have 93% beef so I used 90%. I like my chili a little spicier so I’d definitely add a little more chili pepper. I used Goya picante tomato space-based the whole can because I like a saucier chili. Overall very good basic recipe.

  20. Hi Gina! First of all as always THANK YOU! I cook meals from your website daily! You are my go to gal. I share your recipes with love and gratitude.

    Quick question regarding this recipe and others containing alcohol. I am living an alcohol free lifestyle I know that I could alternatively use beef broth but I didn’t have any on hand so I used a corona because I had that from your Latin beef stew recipe.

    Does the alcohol burn off in the insta pot? Is it safe to give to my five year old?

  21. I need to make this in a big batch? Any tips?

  22. I love this recipe so much!!  One of my favorite chilis ever.  But, when I double it, it just isn’t the same at all, and I have a bigger family.  I would love a recipe for a double batch if you are ever bored 🙂 

  23. Gina, I want to double this recipe, do I have to change the instapot cook time?
    Thanks!

  24. My husband has traditional Southern eating habits, so I thought he would say this chili was okay but not want it again. But I was happily wrong. He and I both think this is one of the best beef chilis we have had. I followed your spice measurements and thought it was a good mix of spicy and savory. Thank you for this recipe! Love it!

  25. Very good as a standard healthy chili and healthy. You can put your own spin on it with minimal variation. Will be making this again!

  26. If using slow cooker do you need to sauté the mince first?

  27. This looks like a great Recipe . The one Question I have is I do Have a Pressure Cooker and I know they are Similar to an Instant Pot . What would I do to Change anything to make it in the Pressure Cooker ? Thanks ….

  28. This is a decent, quick chili recipe. I had to make a few changes according to what I had on hand. I don’t usually have tomato sauce on hand so I added a 6 oz can of tomato paste and enough chicken broth to fill the can. I also added 1/4 teaspoon of coriander as well as the other spices listed. I also substituted a green pepper instead of a red pepper. For the beer, I used a white IPA (Electric Unicorn by Phillips). It came out amazing. I will definitely make again.

  29. We make this recipe all of the time and love it. Quick recipe, lots of flavor. We’ve even been able to get the kids eating it!

  30. I made this tonight on the stove and it had no juice at all. What did I do wrong?

  31. Can you make this with ground turkey

  32. How good is this recipe?… well when you ask your 24 year old son where he wants to go for his birthday dinner and he says he wants to stay home and have that “Skinny Beef Chili” that I make,,. you know it is delicious. And the plus for me, as it is super easy too! Thanks for another great meal.

  33. Would love a no bean chili recipe!

  34. Making this tomorrow looks so good! Quick question for the tomatoe sauce am I using the can tomatoe sauce or a jar/homemade sauce similar to a spaghetti sauce? Thank you!! Cant wait to make this!

  35. What does 4 points +:7 mean? Is it 11 points 

  36. If I’m making this recipe in my insta pot and I want to double it, do I need to make any modifications to cooking times?

  37. This is one of the best healthy chili recipes I have ever made. I did alter a few things, spices etc. My husband couldn’t get enough.

  38. Will the instant pot overflow if I doubled the recipe? Thanks!

  39. Can this recipe be done in the crockpot???

    • Tessa a Crock pot is just another name for Slow Cooker.. Crock pot was the original name but now most people say Slow

      Cooker. I have slow cookers and enjoy using them

      Dot

    • Tessa a Crock pot is just another name for Slow Cooker.. Crock pot was the original name but now most people say Slow

      Cooker.

      Dot

  40. What would the point value be if I use 99% fat free ground turkey?

  41. lets say I want to make as much chili as possible in one go. I have a six Quart instant pot.so 24 cups. Nutrition info says this recipe will yield about 6 cups. Can I just triple the ingredients? Would cooking time need to be adjusted?

  42. I just won a chili cook-off at work with this recipe! It’s really so delicious!

  43. I loved this chili and the addition of the beer.  Since I have been making so many of Gina’s recipes I now use ground turkey for all my chili. 

  44. I may be in the minority, but I do not find my instapot to be much faster for recipes like this. It lists total time as 30 minutes, but for me it took longer.. After 15 minutes of natural  release I finally opened the vent so we could eat. I ended up adding some crushed tomatoes to make it a bit more soupy. The flavor was good though and will probably make again,. 

  45. Love all your food. I make it exactly as posted, and it is wonderful. Feeling energetic and healthy. Many thanks.

  46. This recipe says natural release but doesn’t say for how long?

  47. I see tomato sauce in the ingredients but I do not see it added anywhere within the recipe or in your pictures. Therefore, the stew is in the instapot and I have 1/2c sauce sitting on the counter oops please advise where it goes. 

  48. I do not like cumin, is possible to avoid it, or substitute it?

  49. So simple & delicious!  I made it on the stove.  So delicious and great comfort food…cannot wait to reheat and eat some more

  50. Gina,

    I just love your site. Your realistic recipes are the only reason I’ve stayed on the WW program for so long! Thank you for using ingredients that are easy to find. I made this chili and it is so good! I’ve never been disappointed with anything I’ve made on your site.

    Thanks for keeping it easy for me!

  51. This chili is absolutely delicious!  Second time using an Instant pot, love it!

  52. This is one of my family’s favorite recipes! I make it all the time. Thank you!

  53. Question… If the recipe is 0 points and I have it for lunch and dinner, is it still 0 even if I portion it to 1 cup?

  54. I made this for the first time and I used the beef broth and cooked it on the stove and it was a homerun for my family and I also brought some to school and shared it with my co-workers and they loved it as well!! I will be making this again, Definitely!!!

  55. Turned out great! I used  the stovetop, beef broth, kidney beans , even better the next day. And I am no cook. Thanks! 

  56. Oh, my!  Made this for the first time today to take to a church potluck.  It was a BIG HIT!!!  

    Changes: I used pinto beans, instead of the black beans.  Made it in the hot pot, served with rice, cheese, onions, and sour cream.  

    It was delicious!!!

  57. This was fantastic. I don’t usually care for chilli but this was great. I like the black beans instead of the kidney beans – I didn’t even notice them. 

  58. Literally the best chili my husband and I have ever had.

  59. Great chili recipe! Way better than my usual recipe. I’ll be using this one from now on. I cooked on the stovetop and used vegetable broth because I didn’t have beer or beef broth. Next time I’ll double the recipe! Oh, I added a bit more chili powder. 
    Another keeper! 

  60. I was reading that a serving size is 11/2 cups, which is 5.5 cups. If I’m reading correctly, the that means the recipe makes 20+ cups. I made the full recipe and I only made 6 cups, at most. Am I misunderstanding how to read the nutrition info?

  61. My family loved it. Followed the directions explicitly on the stove top. It is deserving of the 5 stars

  62. Perfection! I only had pumpkin beer in my fridge and I’m so glad because it was such a good addition! I’ve only ever made crockpot chili, and this was so much easier and just as tasty! I added some  baby spinach, minced garlic, and shallot because I had it leftover in the fridge and needed to use it. Another great recipe! Thanks, Gina! 

  63. My family LOVED this chili! I made it according to the directions – EXCEPT I added an entire 14.5-ounce can of tomatoes/chilis, and an entire 8-ounce can of tomato sauce. I cooked it on the stovetop. I served it with shredded cheddar cheese, some of the leftover diced white onion, fresh cilantro leaves, and sour cream – and freshly baked cornbread. The cilantro adds the BEST flavor! This will be the only chili recipe I use from now on. Thank you!

  64. So delicious!  My family and I enjoyed this for dinner tonight.  Thanks, Gina!

  65. Does anyone have a suggestion for a good gluten free beer for recipes such as these?

  66. Sounds very anemic.

  67. I left the beans out because ew, I hate beans. But this was DELICIOUS!  I cut the recipe in half, but wish I hadn’t so there would be even more leftovers. 

  68. I made this last night. I had to use smoked paprika rather than regular since I had run out, but it was still awesome. It was very flavorful. I had also added a tablespoon of tomato paste as my honey likes his chili thick. I have made this twice before and this time my boyfriend devoured half of it. Thanks as always for a great recipe!

    • I forgot to add that rather than sour cream for a topping I used plain fat free Greek yogurt. Guilt free and no points! ?

  69. I love this, just like with all your chili, enchilada, and other Mexican recipes! My one slight modification is that my onions and peppers came out a little crunchy-next time I’ll sautee them longer but maybe my heat wasn’t high enough.  

  70. Love this. Thank you!  I’m enjoying your recipes in California but my mom recently moved to Long Beach, NY from Brooklyn and would love to know where to shop for good meat and fish. Thanks Gina!

  71. Hi! Longtime fan here. Just had a quick question on the total time for the recipe. Does that include the time for the natural release? I am guessing it doesn’t? I just want to make sure I am leaving an appropriate amount of time to get dinner on the table. Is there a good ballpark of minutes I should add to this and other IP recipes that call for natural release?

  72. My husband is a HUGE fan and made sure that I sent you props!!! I have all of your cookbooks, frequent this website routinely and can’t wait for my pre order to show up for the next cookbook! You have a gift….thank you for sharing it 🙂

  73. I made this last night and it was absolutely delicious. Topped it with some shredded cheddar cheese and a sliced avocado. Yum!

  74. This was delicious. I served it over avocado. Just a heads up, if you eat the entire avocado (which of course I did), it adds 11 Weight Watchers points. Entirely worth it.

  75. Like every recipe I’ve made from your site-delish

  76. Hi Gina, I made this last night and it was awesome, I accidently used kidney beans instead of the black beans because apparently I can’t read well lol but it was still great! My question is this, when I put this recipe in the recipe builder in the WW app, following all the ingredients you listed (I entered the beed broth instead of the beer) and the builder came back as 1 sp, is this per serving versus the 4 you have listed on your page?

    Thanks! Robin

  77. I’m going to try this tonight!  I just bought an instant pot and have been on WW for 2 months.  Looking for a “weight friendly” recipe was easy b/c I just got on your website.  I just love your recipes and have never had one that I didn’t enjoy!  I even have a Skinnytaste Recipes (always delish!) board on Pinterest.  Can’t wait to try it!

  78. I just making this recipe now and my Instant Pot has a button for chilli recipes, but it says 30 minutes, should I change it to 20 minutes?

  79. I just got my 

  80. Great recipe! This is about as simple as it gets and it tastes great. Very weight watcher friendly if you don’t load it up with cheese! After my first attempt, I tripled the spices, added some shredded carrots and some chiplote peppers in adobo sauce. This added a lot of extra heat, which I enjoy in my chili.

    I served mine over cauliflower rice with green onions, light sour cream, and cilantro.

  81. So sorry to bother you with this but I trying to do everything correct. When I plug this recipe into MyFitnessPal the numbers are all different (much higher than yours). And it is just copy and paste. Have you heard this before or know why this is happening?
    This was fantastic by the way!
    Melinda

    • Are you using the recipe builder?

      • I just imported it from the website & it says 414 calories per serving. It’s not that much more so I’m still gonna make it. Would it make a difference if I manually entered the recipe?

        Thanks! 

  82. I love your recipes but am finding when I enter them in the Weight Watchers app calculator I get way different numbers, for example this recipe calculates to 8 smart points..wondering what is most accurate.

  83. I’m making this tonight! I feel so lucky to have found your site. I love all the recipes I’ve made so far. Thank you so much for making cooking fun again. I’m on the Lindora program and lost 80 pounds. Food got boring and repetitive. Thank you for bringing me back to the love of cooking with delicious, healthy recipes. P.S. – My family is loving it too.

  84. Hi Gina, I am thinking about buying an instant pot, but since I cook only for 1, I was going to buy the small one (I think it’s 3 Qts.) Are instant pot directions in recipes the same for any size pot? Thanks so much.

  85. Hi Gina! Quick question: have you tried the Beyond Burger? If so, do you think it might substitute well for the ground beef?

  86. Delicious and easy to make in the instantpot!

  87. I have made this before and followed the recipe with no changes. It was phenomenal! Tonight I used Boca Veggie Crumbles and it was just as tasty. My only change I’d make next time if using the crumbles would be to cut back the liquid just a bit. I’ve followed you for 6 years and you never disappoint!

  88. I love this – easy and so satisfying (and lasts for several days). This is my third time making it! Thanks, Gina!

  89. I don’t have an Instapot yet, and I love the smell of having chili cook in the crock pot all day on Super Bowl Sunday. How long would you say I should do this in the crock pot? Maybe 6 hours on low?

  90. If I want to kick up the heat in this Chili.  What would you suggest?

  91. When I put the nutritional info into my WW app it says 1 serving (1 1/2cup) is actually 8 points not 4… very yummy just want to clarify because that’s a big difference!

  92. I  am going to try it with ground turkey so the only points would be the beer I think! Sounds good – will see how it turns out!

  93. I always love a quick, “dump” soup 🙂 super easy to make and the flavors were great. I will definitely make this again

  94. Can you substitute ground turkey for the beef? Will the flavor be just as good?

  95. I have a tomato hater in the family. The tomato sauce could be used, but could I leave out the tomatoes without a big taste difference? Should I change the spices or anything to adjust for no tomatoes?

  96. So delicious! How much is a serving size for 4 sp?

  97. I made this for lunch today on stovetop. Came together quick & we really liked it. Will be making again.
    I rate it 5 *****

     bkbruce@suddenlink.net

  98. First off, you’re recipes are amazing! Love your website, it’s my go to! Quick question, after you add the spices, tomatoes beer and beans, do you stir and then put the lid on? Or just throw it all in and put the lid on? Thanks in advance!

  99. HI I’m thinking of buying the instant pot which one is the beat option?

  100. Can you use a different type of light beer, like Coors Light or Miller Light? Or do you recommend just using broth instead if you don’t have Corona?

  101. I’m excited to try another Instant Pot recipe. I just joined WW and the freestyle program seems great. One question: will this be good with ground turkey too or will it be dry do you think? Thank you!

  102. What size instant pot did you use?

  103. Do you drain after cooking the ground beef? IP recipe didn’t say to but I did. Cooking now so hope that’s right!

  104. Delicious!  I used Bush’ black chili beans, and because I LOVE beans in my chili, I added Bush’s red chili beans too!  The best quick chili ever!

  105. Can you provide slow cooker directions please?

  106. Hi! Can you convert this recipe to the new Weight Watchers Freestyle program and add those points values to the recipe nutritional bar?

    Love the recipe – just want to be 100% accurate on new points values.

  107. I’m scared of the Instant Pot!!! Lol. I’m going to try this tonight. I made your stuffed pepper soup the other night and it was so good but I’m still getting used to the IP! I am On weight watchers and seriously do not use ANY other sites but yours, Gina!!  I’m a terrible cook and your recipes even impress my picky 100% Italian husband! ❤️

  108. Couldn’t I just use dried beans since it’s being pressure cooked anyway? 

  109. Could you substitute butternut squash or sweet potatoes to make this Whole30 compliant? Without the beer as well of course 🙂 I am doing my first Whole30 and love this original recipe so trying to figure out how to tweak it without losing the heartiness of the beans. 

  110. This was a big hit in our house! My husband didn’t even realize it was WW recipe until I told him after which is a huge compliment!

  111. Hi Gina! This is cooking now. Using the recipe builder in the WW app, I’m calculating 6 points. Is that correct? 

  112. Hey Gina! Thank you for the great recipe! I’m making this tonight for my family. I just had a question. My family does not have any bean lovers. Is there anything you would substitute those with or just add more meat to balance out the recipe? Thanks!

  113. In anticipation of receiving an Instant Pot for Christmas, I added this recipe to my menu for the week. I will be making it tomorrow after I return to work following total hip replacement surgery. Hooray for me! Thanks, as always, for the fabulous recipes which are always a hit.

  114. Even on the stovetop, this recipe was quick! So good on a “chilly night”. I added a spicy kick of cayenne (1/2 tsp. was perfect) and combined green bell pepper with red since I ran out of red bell pepper. Otherwise, followed the recipe/additional toppings exactly as instructed. Will be making this again, for sure! 

  115. I love all of your recipes Gina! I’ve made this a few times and it’s definitely our favorite chili! I want to make this on Saturday for a crowd—if I double the recipe, how do I adjust the Instant Pot cooking time? Thanks!

  116. Hi why do all my instapot recipes turn out too watery?

  117. I love this chili, my boyfriend actually requested that next time I make it that I double it so we have more leftovers. Thanks Gina!!

  118. I made this last night on the stovetop and it turned out delicious! Definitely one of my favorite chili recipes!

  119. This was excellent!  

  120. Wow, I believe this is the best chili I have ever had! Thank you!

  121. Another delicious recipe Gina!  This will be my new go to chile recipe!

  122. Made this tonight for dinner and served it with cornbread! WOW – this is so easy to make and has AMAZING flavor! Definitely the best chili recipe! Highly recommend. I made it on the stovetop and didn’t alter anything. Thanks for yet another great recipe Gina! 

  123. I loved this. I made it in a regular pot. It was super simple, and the 30 minutes of simmering was plenty of time for the chili flavors to really develop. As with any chili, the toppings really help make it. This is one I’m going to keep in my back pocket for any gloomy winter’s day when I want something quick, easy and comforting.

  124. I tried to enter my email address to get your lo cal recipes, but it wouldn’t take my entry.
    Also what are the names of your lo cal instant pot recipe books?

  125. Hi Gina, This is my first post. I love your recipes and I own both of your books. The family enjoys your recipes too. What version of the Instant Pot do you use? There’s so many version of the Instant Pot. Can you give me your recommendation? Thanks

  126. Could this quick chili be made in a slow cooker?

    • I made this in a slow cooker and it turned out great. I added more beans – some chili beans and kidney beans and used the whole can of tomato sauce. I also added a small can of tomato paste to thicken it and added additional chili seasoning.
      I cooked it on low for about 6 hours.

  127. Hi Gina – first of all, LOVE all of your recipes. Every single one has turned out great so far!

    This may be a dumb question, but I’m making this chili tonight for company, and I want to double the recipe. Will that turn out okay? Do you know if it will affect the cook time?

  128. Can you double this in the instant pot? will it all fit?

  129. Hi Gina! I LOVE your recipes and make them often. My dad recently had an organ transplant and we need to provide meals with low potassium levels due to his medications. Is potassium something you could add to the nutrition information going forward? Would really appreciate it!

  130. I made this over the week end and it was a big hit. I served with corn bread. YUM!
    In stead of fresh tomatoes I used stewed chopped canned Italian seasoned tomatoes. These are soo good. I also used seasoned canned black beans. Amazing flavor. I only had one bowl left over thankfully for my lunch the next day.
    The next time I will double and freeze some.

  131. Love this chili recipe.  Made the original recipe and was not enough for leftovers for both me and my hubby.  So I made triple the recipe.  Plenty of leftovers now.  Make it you will not be disappointed.

  132. Gina! I love you! ( you must be tired of hearing this from me already!) This came out perfect, and as usual, I do EXACTLY what you say! One question: do you think this would freeze well? I doubled the recipe and there is alot leftover. Thank you again and I dont think I will make it til September for your new cookbook, regardless of the fact that I already have your other 2! 

  133. Hi Gina! I love all of your recipes and have been making them for years! Quick question: when I plug the nutritional info in on my weight watchers calculator via the WW app, it’s coming up as 8 sp a serving. Can you help clarify?

    Thank you! 

    • Are you using the recipe builder? The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

  134. Made this last night for my lunches this week. I omitted the beer and used the beef broth and also added a large can of crushed tomatoes. 6 servings at 1.5 cups each. I added 1/3 of an avocado, a tsp of light sour cream, and a pinch of light shredded cheddar all for 7 SP!! It was delicious!

  135. Very good chili! This will be in rotation. Just bought your book on amazon and plan to cook my way through it to help meal plan for weight watchers.

  136. My favorite chili topping is tortilla chips! 

  137. We loved this recipe. Maybe doing in a pressure cooker intensifies flavors. Seasoning perfect for the amount of ingredients. I added 1/2 teaspoon adobo seasoning. ( you introduced me to that one and I love it) I only seemed to get generous 4 cups altogether for some reason. Maybe I am measuring too generously, seems like the current measuring devices are a bit bigger then what a cup really is, if tested by weight and not volume) Can’t wait to make it again! Thank you. Keep those pressure cooker recipes coming.

  138. Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! I️ poured it over a baked sweet potato and served with a salad. Wonderful!

  139. The best chili I’ve had in FOREVER. I love the flavor and aroma of beer in this dish. For garnishes, I used avocado, lime, cilantro, light sour cream, shredded Monterey jack cheese and Frito chips. The fresh lime really made the dish! Everyone in my family went for seconds. I’ve lost count of how many recipes I’ve tried on this blog. Thank you for another winner! Will be making again!

  140. This was so good! I tripled the recipe and made it for Halloween. It was as if you read my mind, I came to your site the day before looking for a beef chili and couldn’t believe that I couldn’t find anything. the next day, this popped up. So glad it did!

  141. I made this tonight, it was fantastic, as always Gina. A keeper for sure! I did a quick rlelease on the  Instant pot instead of a natural release and it worked out fine. 🙂

  142. Can you substitute ground turkey? If so would you cook it for the same amount of time?

  143. I plan to make this tonight — after the 20 minutes pressure cooking would you quick release the pressure?

  144. I haven’t made a recipe yet that wasn’t a “keeper”.   Look forward to new one every morning!  
    One comment on the Quick Beef Chili recipe for the Instant Pot.  You can’t stir “occasionally” while the pressure cooker is cooking, right?  

  145. This is in my electric pressure cooker right now and smells delicious. Just a note, I think you’ve copied the stovetop directions into the pressure cooker directions. Obviously we can’t stir occasionally while pressure cooking and you haven’t provided the pressure release information. 

  146. Hi Gina! We just love all your recipes, so much so that i recently purchased an instapot! I can’t wait to try this recipe! JUst one question: when I cover the lid and set the pressure to high, I thought the lid locked? Is there a way to open it to stir occasionally as per the directions? Thanks! 

  147. Hi Gina! How many servings does this recipe create? Love your site. 🙂

  148. Hi Gina- I’m still pretty new to my instapot, so please forgive me, but your directions say to set to high pressure for 20min and stir occasionally. Are you able to open the lid once you set it?

  149. The recipe says to cook on high pressure for 20 minutes and to stir occasionally. Should you release the pressure half way through to open and stir? Or leave the instant pot closed for the full 20 minutes. Also – any success substituting turkey?

  150. I am so excited to try this! We made your slow cooker beef tacos last night and couldn’t get over how tender the ground beef was. I love our instant pot but haven’t tried that many recipes yet. This looks delicious 🙂