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Instant Pot Chili Con Carne

Perfectly spiced Instant Pot chili with deliciously tender beef that just melts in your mouth!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Latin
Keyword instant pot, keto, paleo, whole 30
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 272kcal
Author Sara



  • 2 lbs Stew Beef*
  • 2 Tbls Tapioca Starch
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbls Avocado Oil
  • 2 Yellow Onions diced
  • 1 Jalapeno diced
  • 2 Poblano Peppers diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 14 oz Canned Tomato Sauce*
  • 3 cups Beef Broth

Spice Mixture

  • 3 Tbls Chipotle Peppers in Adobo* chopped
  • 3 Tbls Ancho Chili Powder
  • 2 Tbls Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbls Cumin
  • 1/2 Tbls Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tbls Mexican Oregano
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Tapioca Starch


  • 2 Tbls Cilantro chopped
  • 2 Limes cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup White Onion diced


  • Toss the stew beef with 2 Tbls tapioca starch (flour) and 1 tsp salt until the meat is coated evenly
  • Add the oil to your Instant Pot and turn to 'saute' mode. Let it heat up and then brown the meat in batches (2-3 minutes for each batch) then set the beef aside
  • Add in a little more oil if needed and add the diced onions, diced poblanos, diced jalapeno, and garlic to the Instant Pot. Let saute for 2-3 minutes while stirring and the turn the Instant Pot off
  • In a small bowl add the chopped chipotles in adobo*, 1 tsp of tapioca starch and the remaining spices. Mix it all together until it forms a paste
  • Add the beef to the veggies in the Instant Pot and the add in the spice mixture. Stir it to combine and then pour in the tomato sauce and beef broth and stir. Close the lid and move steam valve to seal. Set to manual/pressure mode and time for 25 minutes
  • Once the timer goes off, do a quick release of the steam. Serve with toppings of choice


*Can also use cubed beef chuck roast, but trim the excess fat first
*If you can't find Whole30 compliant chipotles in adobo, combine 2 Tbls of tomato paste with a diced jalapeño instead 
*Make sure you use canned tomato sauce, not marinara
Disclaimer - this is spicy chili. We like it hot in our family :) 


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 11g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g