Quick Beef Chili Recipe (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

I love this quick and easy beef chili recipe made with black beans, tomatoes, homemade chili spices and beer.

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 Quick Beef Chili Recipe

Lower in fat than most red meat dishes and with a high fiber content thanks to the beans, this chili is a hearty meal that you can enjoy any night of the week. More chili recipes you might enjoy are Jalapeno Popper Chicken ChiliTurkey Chili Taco Soup, and Chicken Taco Chili.

This chili 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. I have partnered with Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner to share this recipe which you’ll NEED to make soon! The timing couldn’t be better as I’ve gotten at least three requests this week for a beef chili recipe (how is it possible I don’t have a beef chili recipe on my blog!).

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.

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 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.

How To Make Chili

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.

Chili Tips:

  • I use black beans in this recipe but you can certainly swap them for kidney beans or white beans.
  • If you want to spice things up add in jalapeno and use more chili powder.
  • To make this in the slow cooker, I recommend browning the meat before adding it to the slow cooker for the best flavor.
  • This is freezer friendly, great for batch cooking. To freeze, transfer to freezer safe containers or ziplock bags and freeze. To defrost, transfer to the refrigerator the night before then reheat on the stove or microwave.

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.

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 and modified it for the pressure cooker. 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.  With more than 126 beef cuts, I love the helpful guides for every cut and cooking method, like this Best Beef Cuts for Slow Cooking, which also applies to the pressure cooker and shows where the cut comes from on the animal, how to cook it and nutritional information.

Leftovers are great the next day or you can freeze them for another night. Hope you enjoy and tell me, what are your favorite chili toppings? See more Instant Pot recipes here.

And since so many are asking, although I have and love my Instant Pot, (affil link) I still love my slow cooker! I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker (affil link). I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great, I actually own several!

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.

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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.
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Quick Beef Chili Recipe (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

4
Freestyle Points
312
Calories
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Yield: 4 Servings
COURSE: Dinner
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 can, 15 ounces reduced-sodium black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 can, 10 ounce 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.
  • 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:

  • Cook on low 8 hours.

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
Freestyle Points: 4
Points: +7
Keywords: beef and beer chili, beef and black bean chili, chili, chili recipe, instant pot beef and black bean chili

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.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.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.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.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Skinnytaste possible. All thoughts are my own.