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Chunky Beef Chili in a white bowl with scallions and Cheddar cheese near by.
Classic Chunky Beef Chili
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Natural Release
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
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.
Course: Entrées, Soups
Cuisine: mexican
Keyword: Beef, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free
Servings: 8
Calories: 444 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 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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Nutrition Facts
Classic Chunky Beef Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 444 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 149mg50%
Sodium 438mg18%
Potassium 1231mg35%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 900IU18%
Vitamin C 10.6mg13%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 7.1mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.