Friday, February 1, 2019

The BEST Hearty Beef Chili Recipe - Easy Instant Pot Chili

The recipe is sponsored by Wild Harvest.
The best hearty beef Instant Pot chili recipe with stew meat

If you are looking for an easy Instant Pot chili that's hearty and delicious, you're in the right place!

This beefy chili recipe is a modified version of the stew meat chili my stepdad used to make when I was growing up.

Instead of ground beef, this chili features large, hearty chunks of organic stew meat from Wild Harvest.

It's meaty and satisfying and perfect for a cold winter day or for serving at your big game party when you get together with your friends to watch the Super Bowl.

While you could definitely make this recipe in a slow cooker, I love how the Instant Pot lets you get both the "all day simmered" flavor AND help break down the fibers of the stew meat all at once. 

This recipe is easy to make and lets you practice using your Instant Pot's sauté function if you haven't used it yet!

Using the sauté function for this Instant Pot chili recipe not only reduces how long it will take for your pot to come up to pressure but you will get some really nice browning on the stew meat chunks.

This healthy instant pot chili recipe is easy to make. Get a hearty beef chili by using stew meat instead of ground beef for the best taste and texture. This recipe is naturally gluten free and only has 7 weight watchers point in one hearty serving.  #creativegreenliving #creativegreenkitchen #chili #chilirecipes #instantpot #chilicookoff #chiliconcarne #glutenfree #freefrombad #wildharvest


How to make chili in the Instant Pot

Beside starting with quality ingredients, the secret to the best Instant Pot chili is the combination of both the sauté function and the manual high pressure.

The sauté feature lets you get beautiful browning on the outside of the stew meat. It also starts the process of cooking the chili so the pot doesn't take as long to come up to pressure as it would if you started with a cold pot.

Please note that this recipe was made in a 6 quart Instant Pot. To make this recipe as-written, your Instant Pot should hold 6 or more quarts.


What are the best chili ingredients?

As much as possible I try to choose organic ingredients for my recipes - especially when choosing meat, dairy or a traditionally high pesticide crop like beans.

For this recipe, I used ingredients from Wild Harvest®. Wild Harvest makes dozens of awesome organic products that my family uses every day, so they were a natural partner to sponsor this chili post!

Their Grass Fed Organic Beef for Stew really gives this chili its signature texture and I'm sure your whole family will love it!

Use the Wild Harvest store locator to find out which of your local stores carries Wild Harvest products.


The Best Instant Pot Chili Recipe You'll Ever Try
How to make chili in the Instant Pot with beef stew meat


This Instant Pot chili recipe features organic grass fed stew meat from Wild Harvest® along with their organic beans and organic diced tomatoes.


Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Wild Harvest® Grass Fed Organic Beef for Stew
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil (or other high heat oil)
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 Wild Harvest medium red onion, diced (reserve some for garnish)
  • 2 Tbsp diced or crushed garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced (add more or less depending on desired level of heat)
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 3 cans Wild Harvest Organic Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can Wild Harvest Organic Black Beans (or 2 cups home cooked beans made from dry Wild Harvest Organic Black Beans)
  • 1 can Wild Harvest Organic Dark Red Kidney Beans (or 2 cups home cooked beans made from dry Wild Harvest Organic Light Red Kidney Beans)
  • Wild Harvest Organic Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
  • Sour cream and diced onions for garnish, to taste
*Creative Green Living recommends purchasing these ingredients as organic where available to avoid GMOs, pervasive pesticides and/or questionable farming practices.



How to make chili in Instant Pot with Wild Harvest ingredients like stew meat and canned beans



Directions

Best Instant Pot Chili Step 1 

Wild Harvest organic grass fed stew meat

Cut beef stew meat into bite size chunks (most of the chunks will be fine as-is. Some will need to be cut up to be a smaller size).

Generously season with salt and pepper.

Best Instant Pot Chili Step 2

How to make chili in instant pot - step 1 add oil on saute

Remove lid from Instant Pot and set it to sauté mode.

Wait one minute for it to begin heating and then add avocado oil and use to coat bottom. 

How to make chili in instant pot - step 1 add meat to oil

Add half the seasoned stew meat to bottom of the Instant Pot, cooking for 3-4 minutes on each side before turning with tongs.

Remove cooked stew meat from Instant Pot to a plate. Cook the remaining seasoned stew meat as before. Remove meat to plate when done.

Best Instant Pot Chili STEP 3

How to make chili in instant pot - frond

The inside of the pot will be covered in small meat chunks and seasoning called frond.

How to make chili in instant pot - how to deglaze with wine

Add wine to the pot and use the edge of a wooden spoon to scrape up pieces of cooked-on grease or meat as wine bubbles (this process is also known as "deglazing").

How to make chili in instant pot - cook onions and peppers

Once meat remnants are loosened, add onion, garlic, jalapeño, green pepper, taco seasoning and chili powder. Stir to cook about five minutes or until very fragrant.

Best Instant Pot Chili STEP 4

How to make chili in instant pot - add tomatoes

Add Wild Harvest tomatoes (including all liquid in the can).

How to make chili in instant pot - add wild harvest organic beans

Add Wild Harvest beans. (note: I like to pour the top layer of liquid off the beans before adding them but I do not fully drain them)

Best gluten free chili recipe to make in your instant pot

Return cooked meat to the pot. Stir to combine.

How long to cook chili in instant pot - 30 minutes

Return cover to pot, check to be sure the vent is closed and set to manual, high pressure for 30 minutes.

When the 30 minutes is done, allow the pressure to release naturally before opening the pot to serve.

Serve with Wild Harvest garnishes

This healthy instant pot chili recipe is easy to make. Get a hearty beef chili by using stew meat instead of ground beef for the best taste and texture. This recipe is naturally gluten free and only has 7 weight watchers point in one hearty serving.  #creativegreenliving #creativegreenkitchen #chili #chilirecipes #instantpot #chilicookoff #chiliconcarne #glutenfree #freefrombad #wildharvest

Serve hot, topped with Wild Harvest shredded cheese, sour cream and diced green onions as desired.

Adapt

Recipe can be adapted to cook in a slow cooker by searing the meat in a skillet on a stove top and then combining all ingredients in a slow cooker and cooking on low for 6-8 hours.

Enjoy!

This healthy instant pot chili recipe is easy to make. Get a hearty beef chili by using stew meat instead of ground beef for the best taste and texture. This recipe is naturally gluten free and only has 7 weight watchers point in one hearty serving.  #creativegreenliving #creativegreenkitchen #chili #chilirecipes #instantpot #chilicookoff #chiliconcarne #glutenfree #freefrombad #wildharvest


If you love this recipe, be sure to pin it or save it to your favorite social media channel so you can find it again later!

This healthy instant pot chili recipe is easy to make. Get a hearty beef chili by using stew meat instead of ground beef for the best taste and texture. This recipe is naturally gluten free and only has 7 weight watchers point in one hearty serving.  #creativegreenliving #creativegreenkitchen #chili #chilirecipes #instantpot #chilicookoff #chiliconcarne #glutenfree #freefrombad #wildharvest

Carissa Bonham headshot

About the Author:

Carissa Bonham is a cookbook author and busy mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

She is the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and several ebooks. Her projects and recipes have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living Tribe Facebook group.
Do you like this post? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter!
When you subscribe you can download our FREE Recycled Crafts E-book!

Sponsored post disclosure: This post was sponsored by Wild Harvest. All opinions expressed are 100% mine and reflect my authentic experience with this brand. I only recommend products I personally enjoy and think my readers will as well. For more information, see my full sponsored post and review policy.

1 comment:

  1. Chili in the instant pot is the best! This looks delicious. Can't wait to try it!

    ReplyDelete

I love comments! I may not be able to respond to each one but I promise I read them all.

Please note that comments on posts more than 10 days old need to be approved. If you don't see your comment right away don't panic! It's just waiting to be approved.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. My posts may contain affiliate links to products on Amazon. Thank you for supporting Creative Green Living.
Carissa's Creativity Space (creativecarissa.com) became Creative Green Living in February 2013. As such the watermarks on older posts may reflect the previous site name.

Feature Policy

If you love my content, I am so thrilled to have you promote it or share it on social media or in "round up" style blog posts on other websites! When featuring my projects please only feature one image and a link back to my website. If you linked to me with a do-follow link, be sure to email me a link to your finished article so I can promote it in return. Thank you!