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.
Yield: 4 Servings
4.87 from 36 votes

Quick Beef Chili Recipe (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
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