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Best Instant Pot Chili No Beans Recipe

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Try our Instant Pot Chili No Beans Recipe – a quick and tasty dish without the beans. It’s hearty, savory, and perfect for a satisfying meal. Let the Instant Pot do the work, and enjoy a simple, flavorful no bean chili recipe that packs a punch!

Instant Pot Chili No Beans

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Hearty and Flavorful: This Instant Pot chili recipe is packed with robust flavors and satisfying textures.
  • Quick and Convenient: Instant Pot no bean chili significantly cuts down the cooking time.
  • Perfect for Gatherings: This classic chili recipe is a crowd-pleaser that easily serves a large group.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Ground Hamburger: Serves as the base protein for this Easy Beef Chili Instant Pot recipe.
  • Onion: Contributes a slightly sweet and aromatic taste, enhancing the overall profile of the dish.
  • Rotel Tomatoes: Add a tangy and slightly spicy flavor to the chili, giving it a zesty kick.
  • Crushed Tomatoes or Diced Tomatoes: Add a natural sweetness and a rich tomato taste, making the chili a comforting and classic dish.
  • Ground Cumin: Brings a distinct smokiness that complements the other ingredients.
  • Chili Powder: Contributes a bold and robust flavor with a hint of heat, giving the chili its characteristic taste.
  • Curry Powder: Brings a fragrant and slightly sweet taste, infusing the dish with a subtle hint of Indian-inspired flavors.
  • Beef Broth: Helps to bring all the flavors together for a well-rounded chili.
  • Tomato Paste (Optional): Optional but can contribute to a more robust flavor profile.
Ingredients For Instant Pot Beef Chili

How To Make Instant Pot Chili No Beans?

Step One: Saute Hamburger And Onion

Turn the Instant Pot on to Saute mode. Add in hamburger and onion, cooking through.

cooking hamburger and onion in the instant pot

Step Two: Add Ingredients

Add the tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, curry powder, and beef broth to the Instant Pot.

adding tomatoes and seasoning to the instant pot

Step Three: Pressure Cook

Without stirring, add the lid to the Instant Pot, ensuring the valve is set to the SEALING MODE.

putting the instant pot to the sealing mode

Step Four: Set and Release Pressure

Turn the Instant Pot on by hitting the CHILI/BEAN BUTTON and adjusting the time to set to 12 minutes. Allow the Instant Pot to cook and release naturally. Once there is no more steam, you can set the valve to release.

adding tomato paste to thicken the chili

Step Five: Adjust Thickness

If the chili isn’t as thick as you’d like, add in the tomato paste and stir to ensure the tomato paste breaks down and heats through.

Step Six: Serve

Serve and enjoy your easy Instant Pot chili!

bowl of chili

Variations

  • Switches: Feel free to add some smoked paprika and minced garlic to this recipe for an enhanced flavor.
  • Chillies: You can add diced green chilies for extra heat and color.
  • Garnish: This chili will go well with green onions, sour cream and sliced avocado as a great garnish.
  • Beans. This is a no bean chili but feel free to add a can of kidney beans or pinto beans for extra protein.

Substitutions

  • Tomato Sauce: You can switch the tomato paste for tomato sauce if you prefer, this will make the no bean chili a little more sweet.
  • Ground Turkey: Feel free to switch the ground beef to ground turkey if you wish to use a different lean meat option.

Variations

  • Switches: Feel free to add some smoked paprika and minced garlic to this recipe for an enhanced flavor.
  • Chillies: You can add diced green chilies for extra heat and color.
  • Garnish: This chili will go well with green onions, sour cream and sliced avocado as a great garnish.
  • Beans. This is a no bean chili but feel free to add a can of kidney beans or pinto beans for extra protein.

Substitutions

  • Tomato Sauce: You can switch the tomato paste for tomato sauce if you prefer, this will make the no bean chili a little more sweet.
  • Ground Turkey: Feel free to switch the ground beef to ground turkey if you wish to use a different lean meat option.

Optional Toppings

The chili toppings are totally up to you. You can easily make every bowl taste differently depending on the toppings that you want to use. Some topping suggestions are:

  • Cheese
  • Crackers
  • Jalapenos
  • Hot sauce
  • Diced Onions

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Fridge: Putting leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container is key! You can then reheat and enjoy this flavor and taste it again the next day! Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Freezing: Beef chili freezes well, making it convenient for future meals. Place it in a freezer-safe container or resealable bags, removing as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn. Label with the date and store for up to 2-3 months.
  • Reheating: Reheat the chili on the stovetop or in the microwave. If it thickens during storage, you can add a little broth or water to achieve the desired consistency.
bowl of instant pot chili

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • White Rice: A refreshing side dish featuring fluffy white rice infused will complement the chili’s richness.
  • Zesty Coleslaw: A tangy, crunchy coleslaw brings a refreshing contrast to the robust chili—its crisp texture and zesty dressing balance the meal perfectly.
  • Jalapeño Cornbread: Spice things up with a kick of jalapeño and gooey cheddar in this moist cornbread, adding a delightful heat to your chili dinner.

FAQ’S

Do I Need to Use the Instant Pot Chili Setting?

When it comes to cooking this ground beef chili Instant Pot recipe you can either use the Instant Pot Chili Setting or follow the manual instructions. If your Instant Pot has the Chili setting then simply hit that button and change the set time to 12 minutes. 

If there is no Chili button on your Instant Pot or pressure cooker, set the pot manually on high pressure for 12 minutes. 

Can I Cook Chili Recipes In The Slow Cooker?

Yes to cook chili in the slow cooker, add the ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on high heat for 2-3 hours

bowl of instant pot chili

Instant Pot Chili No Beans

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

This simple Instnt Pot chili no beans recipe is loaded with ground beef and tastes fantastic

Ingredients

  • 1 LB 90/10 ground hamburger
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 10 oz rotel tomatoes
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes or diced
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 28 oz beef broth
  • 6 oz tomato paste optional

Instructions

  1. Turn the Instant Pot on to Saute mode. Add in hamburger and onion, cooking through.
  2. Add the tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, curry powder and beef broth to the Instant Pot.
  3. Without stirring, add the lid to the Instant Pot, ensuring the valve is set to the SEALING MODE.
  4. Turn the Instant Pot on by hitting the CHILI/BEAN BUTTON and adjusting the time to set to 12 minutes. Allow the Instant Pot to cook and release naturally. Once there is no more steam you can set the valve to release.
  5. If the chili isn't as thick as you'd like, add in the tomato paste and stir to ensure the tomato paste breaks down and heats through.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1254mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 9gSugar: 17gProtein: 9g

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