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Instant Pot Chipotle Steak Chili

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


  1. Cut the steak into bitesized pieces and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Set the Instant Pot to the sauté setting.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon oil and all the meat to the inner pot. Sauté until all the meat is browned, add more oil if needed.
  4. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the meat and continue to sauté until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add the seasonings: chili powder, basil, and pepper. Stir in the chopped chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce.
  6. Add the beans, undrained tomatoes and beef stock. Break the tomatoes up with your hand into smaller pieces.

  7. 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.
  8. Serve warm, garnish with grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and sliced jalapeño (if you like).

Recipe Notes

*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!