We need chili to go with that cheesy jalapeño cornbread, and this Instant Pot Chipotle Steak Chili is so good, and easy too!
Let’s talk chili! This Instant Pot Chipotle Steak Chili is awesome! Hearty with a kick of spice from the Chipotle peppers. We love steak rather than ground beef in this chili. We also LOVE the smoky flavor the chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce add to this chili. You can find Chipotle peppers in a can on the Hispanic or Mexican Food Isle in your grocery store. You will not need the full can of chiles for this recipe, but you should definitely freeze them and use them later to make our favorite Hot Corn Dip!
What you’ll need to make Instant Pot Chipotle Steak Chili:
- salt and pepper
- green bell pepper
- minced garlic
- chili powder
- dried basil
- Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
- kidney, pinto, and/or black beans
- whole tomatoes
- Better Than Bouillon
Serve it with:
- sour cream
- cheddar cheese
How to make Instant Pot Chipotle Steak Chili:
- Cut the steak: Cut the steak into bite size pieces and season with salt and pepper.
- Prep Instant Pot: Set the Instant Pot to the sauté setting.
- Add oil: Add 1 tablespoon oil and all the meat to the inner pot. Sauté until all the meat is browned, add more oil if needed.
- Sauté: Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the meat and continue to sauté until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add seasoning: Add the seasonings: chili powder, basil, and pepper. Stir in the chopped chipotle Chile peppers in adobo sauce.
- Add beans and stock: Add the beans, undrained tomatoes and beef stock. Break the tomatoes up with your hand into smaller pieces.
- Let it cook: Place the lid on the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Make sure it is set to sealing and select the chili button setting. Set for 18 minutes. Move the pressure release valve to venting and let the steam escape.
- Serve: Serve warm, garnish with grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and sliced jalapeño (if you like).
How to store Instant Pot Chipotle Steak Chili:
This chili makes great leftovers. If you’re lucky enough to have some leftover, you can store it in the fridge for up to 5 days!
Using the Instant Pot:
I’ve recently been motivated to use my Instant Pot more. I was on a roll when I first got it, and then it basically sat for months unused. But now that the temps are dropping and cold weather is on it’s way, I want to start using it a lot more. Do you have an Instant Pot? Do you use it on the regular? Or is it still in the box. (wink) It’s okay…I get it!
Control the heat:
When it comes to things like Chili, do you like it spicy? This is not too hot, it’s the perfect heat, and you really can control the amount of heat by how much of the chipotle peppers you add. When you open a can of Chipotle Peppers in adobo sauce, it’s helpful to make sure the seeds of the peppers are removed and sometimes the skin of the peppers are in the sauce too. I like to remove any seeds and skin. Sometimes I will run it all through a strainer, just reserving the spicy smokey sauce. Most often, I won’t use an entire can, so it’s helpful to freeze what you don’t need for the recipe in an ice cube tray, to be used later.
Cooking Beans in the Instant Pot:
It’s easy to over cook already prepared beans in the instant pot. The pressure cook time for this recipe is 18 minutes. You can lower the time if you prefer, if you are worried the beans will split or turn mushy. We found 18 minutes to be the perfect time for both beans and the steak. For this recipe you will drain and rinse the beans before adding to the instant pot.
Serving Hot Food from the Instant Pot:
Here’s a little hack: Did you know the lid of the instant pot has a spot on the side that fits perfectly into the handle of the body of the main pot, holding it up right so you can serve directly from the instant pot?! It’s awesome…you will have to try it out. Also, if you are wanting more of a glass lid to cover the top so you can see in, but keep the heat contained, you can buy one for your instant pot. You can measure the diameter of your instant pot and buy a glass lid to fit at the thrift store or online.
What to serve with Instant Pot Chipotle Steak Chili:
- Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread
- The Best Cornbread
- Baked Potatoes
- Broccoli and Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes
- Mashed Potatoes
Instant Pot Chipotle Steak Chili
This chili is all the things...hearty, spicy with a smoky flavor thanks to the Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce. It's so good!
- 1 1/2 pounds steak
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1-2 tablespoons oil
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2-3 teaspoons Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce chopped
- 3 15oz. cans beans kidney beans, pinto beans and/or black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 28oz. can whole tomatoes undrained
- 1 teaspoon Better Than Bouillon Beef Flavor
- 1 cup water
Serve it with:
- 1 jalapeño pepper sliced
- sour cream
- cheddar cheese grated
Cut the steak into bitesized pieces and season with salt and pepper.
Set the Instant Pot to the sauté setting.
Add 1 tablespoon oil and all the meat to the inner pot. Sauté until all the meat is browned, add more oil if needed.
Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the meat and continue to sauté until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
Add the seasonings: chili powder, basil, and pepper. Stir in the chopped chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce.
Add the beans, undrained tomatoes and beef stock. Break the tomatoes up with your hand into smaller pieces.
Place the lid on the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Make sure it is set it to sealing and select the chili button setting. Set for 18 minutes. Move the pressure release valve to venting and let the steam escape.
Serve warm, garnish with grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and sliced jalapeño (if you like).
*You can find chipotle peppers packed in adobo sauce on the Mexican Food aisle at the grocery store. You will not use the entire can, so freeze what is left. We love these smoky peppers in our Hot Corn Dip too!
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More Instant Pot recipes we LOVE:
- Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
- Instant Pot Reuben Sandwiches
- Instant Pot Potato Salad
- Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake
That’s it! You’re going to love this chili recipe. Let me know what you think in the comments below!