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)

4
6
4
SP
312
Calories
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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