Quick Beef Chili Recipe

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Rebecca Published: January 25, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Quick Beef Chili

This beef chili takes only half an hour to cook, but is still full of rich and deep flavors from tender beans and beef, all simmered in a beer tomato sauce.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1lbground beef,(93% lean)
  • ¾tspkosher salt
  • ½small onion,chopped
  • 1medium red bell pepper,chopped
  • 15ozblack beans,(1can), reduced-sodium, rinsed, drained
  • 10oztomatoes with green chilies,(1 can), mild, diced, drained
  • ½cuptomato sauce
  • ¾cuplight beer,like Corona, or ¾ reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1tspcumin
  • ½tspchili powder
  • ½tsppaprika
  • ¼tspgarlic powder
  • black pepper,to taste

Optional Toppings:

  • red onions,chopped
  • cilantro leaves
  • lime wedges
  • sour cream
  • cheddar
  • avocado


  1. Press the sauté on the Instant Pot, brown the beef and season with salt. Cook for 5 minutes, breaking the beef into ¾-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.

  2. Add the onion and bell pepper, then cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, beer, cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper.

  3. Cover and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Natural release.

  4. Serve with toppings, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 729.09kcal
  • Fat: 24.80g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.07g
  • Trans Fat: 1.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.46g
  • Carbohydrates: 81.35g
  • Fiber: 19.73g
  • Sugar: 8.84g
  • Protein: 45.30g
  • Cholesterol: 80.51mg
  • Sodium: 599.56mg
  • Calcium: 192.18mg
  • Potassium: 2373.87mg
  • Iron: 9.56mg
  • Vitamin A: 126.70µg
  • Vitamin C: 216.26mg
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