Best Ever Instant Pot Chili & Free Ground Beef for Life

Best Ever Instant Pot Chili

Best Ever Instant Pot Chili (Gluten Free) – hearty with loads of flavor, this Instant Pot Chili is a no fuss classic chili recipe that will become a fast family favorite!

Butcher Box is giving away 2 lbs of ground beef every month for life!  Butcher Box is my absolute favorite source of really good quality meat – organic chicken, grass fed and finished beef, heritage pork, and wild caught Alaskan salmon, all delivered right to your door.  Click here to try their meat this month and receive 2 lbs of ground beef every month for as long as you are a customer!  See my review below!

I know, I know…another chili recipe?!  We all have our favorites and this is probably mine!  I love changing up and creating new chili recipes.  I have loads of them and love every single one.  Chili is definitely a regular in our meal rotation and I’ve got a version for every taste, diet, and occasion.  But this Best Ever Instant Pot Chili tops the list in terms of simplicity, classic chili flavor, and overall deliciousness!

When I’m in the mood for a classic chili recipe, this version is my go-to.  It’s so simple, uses only basic ingredients and pantry staples, and has big hearty flavor.  Made in the Instant Pot (this is the model I own and love), it’s fast and easy, making it perfect for busy weeknights or when you’re in a time crunch.  Although it’s ready in a flash, this Instant Pot Chili tastes like it’s been simmering away for hours.

One of my secrets to a great chili recipe is the mix of spices.  I use my Homemade Chili Seasoning Blend in all of my chili recipes.  It can be made in big batches, saves time on measuring individual spices, and adds just the right amount of spice to every pot.  My spice cabinet is always stocked with a good amount of this chili seasoning mix for adding to my favorite recipes.

I love to make this Instant Pot Chili during my weekly Meal Prep session and have it for lunch all week.  The flavors only get better!  It can also be made ahead and frozen in batches or individual portions for easy grab and go meals.

Butcher Box Review & Free Ground Beef

In this recipe (and all my recipes), I use grass fed and finished ground beef from Butcher Box for the best results.  Wondering about Butcher Box and what they do?  Butcher Box is a company that ethically sources its meat and delivers it right to your door.  They source only the best quality, humanely raised meat from the best farms – all organic chicken, grass fed beef and heritage pork.  I finally made the switch to organic and grass fed meat with Butcher Box about a year ago and 100% recommend it!   It’s my unbiased opinion that Butcher Box is totally worth it and here’s why…it comes down to Quality, Cost, and Convenience.

Quality.  There are countless studies emphasizing the importance and benefits of eating meats that are hormone/antibiotic free, grass fed and finished, pasture raised, etc.  It comes down to simply putting the best ingredients in our bodies.  Grass fed meat is naturally higher in essential nutrients, Omega 3s, and antioxidants.  Chicken that is certified organic has to meet extremely high standards in the raising, feeding, and processing of the birds.  Not to mention the amazing taste of the meat – I noticed the difference right away!

Cost. The cost of Butcher Box meat averages to about $5-6 per meal. The only comparable pricing I have found is at Costco; however, their organic beef does not have the distinction of being grass fed and finished.  Since shipping is free with Butcher Box and my nearest Costco is 1 hour away, I actually save money AND time on a better quality product with Butcher Box.

Convenience.  For me, this is huge.  I mentioned that the nearest Costco is an hour away and there isn’t a Whole Foods in sight.  To be able to get the kind of quality meat I want to feed my family and have it delivered right to my door – well, it just doesn’t get any better!  In case you’re wondering, the meat comes packed in dry ice and is always frozen solid upon arrival.  And did I mention, the shipping is FREE!

Butcher Box offers plenty of options to fit your preferences and budgets.  I usually choose the Custom Box so I can pick and choose my cuts of meat, but they also offer curated boxes –  Beef/Chicken Box, Beef/Pork Box, All Beef, and Mixed Meat Box.  There are endless add-on options as well like bacon, sausage, and Alaskan salmon.  If you’ve been curious about Butcher Box, this month is a great time to give it a try – they are giving away 2 lbs of ground beef with every order for life as long as you are a customer!  Use this link to order!

Disclosure:  This is not a sponsored post and Butcher Box is not compensating me to promote their service – I am just a paying customer that loves their products.  If you order through my link, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Instant Pot Chili Instructions

Make the Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix (if you don’t already have it on hand.)  You only need to make this once and you’ll have plenty of seasoning mix for several batches of chili.  Tip: make a double batch!

Begin by browning the meat on the Saute function.  Beef, bison, venison, or turkey are all great options. The meat doesn’t have to be fully cooked.  It will continue to cook as the chili cooks under pressure.

Next, add the remaining ingredients and give it a stir.

Using the Manual function, set the pot for 8 minutes.  Once complete, either quick release or natural release of pressure is fine.

Top chili with your favorite toppings and serve!  I typically just add some hot sauce!

How long does chili take in the Instant Pot?

This is a true dump, set, and forget recipe.  With that said, as with all Instant Pot recipes, the cook time doesn’t include the time it takes for the pot to come to pressure.  You can usually add at least 10 minutes to the cook time for most recipes to allow for pressurizing.  For this recipe, total time should be about 25-30 minutes from start to finish.  One of my favorite features of the Instant Pot is that it automatically sets to Warm when the cook time is complete.

Instant Pot Chili Variations

Use your choice of beans in place of the black beans.  Kidney beans or pinto beans are also great.  Or go beanless for a Whole30 version!

Spice it up by adding some chopped jalapenos.

Add chopped bell peppers and/or zucchini for a veggie boost.

Substitute ground venison or bison for the ground beef if desired.  Turkey is fine too, but I really think this recipe is best with beef or other “beefy” meat!

Check out these other chili recipes for more inspiration!  Crockpot Whole30 Chili, Vegetarian Lentil Chili, White Chicken Chili, Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili, Pumpkin Chicken Chili, and Quinoa & Bean Chili.

Best Ever Instant Pot Chili

Best Ever Instant Pot Chili

Best Ever Instant Pot Chili

Best Ever Instant Pot Chili (Gluten Free)

Best Ever Instant Pot Chili (Gluten Free) - hearty with loads of flavor, this Instant Pot Chili is a no fuss classic chili recipe that will become a fast family favorite!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best chili recipe, classic chili, easy chili, gluten free, pressure cooker
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 228kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb grass fed ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 large celery stalks diced
  • 15 ounces petite diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth or beef broth
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons homemade chili seasoning see recipe below
  • 15 ounces low sodium black beans rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce optional
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Set Instant Pot to saute.  Add 1 tablespoon oil to the pot.  Add ground meat and cook until browned.
  • Add remaining ingredients to the pot and stir to combine. 
  • Seal the lid and set Manual function for 8 minutes.  When cycle is complete, perform quick release or allow natural release.
  • Serve with favorite chili toppings.  A dash of hot sauce is my favorite!
Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 694mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 24.6% | Vitamin C: 12% | Calcium: 5.3% | Iron: 19.7%
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1 Comment

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    Kelly
    March 12, 2019 at 8:53 am


    Very classic and hearty. Love this soup.

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