Classic Chunky Beef Chili

Classic Chunky Beef Chili is made really quickly in a pressure cooker. This chunky beef chili has chunks of beef rather than ground beef, which makes it feel like a heartier meal to me.

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Classic Chunky Beef Chili

  • Prep Time: 10 m
  • Cook Time: 20 m
  • Natural Release: 15 m
  • Total Time: 30 m
  • Servings:


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 pounds boneless chuck or round roast cut into bite-sized pieces salt
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons chipotle peppers in adobo sauce chopped, about 2 to 3 peppers
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground dried cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 28 ounce canned tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley


  1. Pre-heat the pressure cooker on the BROWN setting.
  2. Add the oil and brown the beef pieces in batches, seasoning with salt. Add the onion, garlic, chipotle pepper and spices and cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes and the beef stock and lock the lid in place.
  4. Pressure cook on HIGH for 20 minutes.
  5. Let the pressure drop NATURALLY and carefully remove the lid. Season to taste again with salt and garnish with cilantro. Serve over rice and beans, or alone with any of several garnishes: sour cream, Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, avocado, a wedge of lime or tomato
  6. salsa.
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