Chunky Beef Chili | Keto, Paleo

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This Chunky Beef Chili is a hearty chili with a rich, smokey flavor. Includes Instant Pot and Stove-top instructions.

Chunky Beef Chili in the Instant Pot - Hearty beef chili with a rich, smokey flavor.

To make Chunky Beef Chili you will need:

  • avocado oil
  • beef stew meat
  • red onion
  • garlic
  • carrots (omit for keto)
  • beef broth
  • chili powder
  • chipotle chile powder
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • tomato paste
  • diced tomatoes
  • Instant Pot
  • or Dutch Oven
Chunky Beef Chili in the Instant Pot - Hearty beef chili with a rich, smokey flavor.

This chili is full of tender chunks of beef, seasoned with chili powder and smokey chipotle.

It is a great meal for any busy day, because it is cooked in the Instant Pot (or other brand pressure cooker) it is quick to make! Or, you can slow down a tad and make this in a Dutch oven on your stove. Both versions are available below.

Chunky Beef Chili in the Instant Pot - Hearty beef chili with a rich, smokey flavor.

Now if you are wondering why there are carrots in there, let me explain. Paleo recipes do not include legumes, and beans are legumes. So diced carrots are a wonderful substitution.

They lend a slight sweetness to the chili, as well as that great texture and flavor.

To Make This In Your Instant Pot

Press the sauté button on your Instant Pot and add the oil.

When the oil is nice and hot, sear the beef in batches until browned.

Press the “cancel” button.

Add in all of the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

Close and seal the lid of the pressure cooker.

Press the “soup/stew” button and set it for 35 minutes. Let it run its cycle.

Once the cooking time has completed, you can allow the pressure to come down naturally, or do the quick-release method.

To Make this on the Stove

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium high heat, and add in the beef. Cook until the meat is browned.

Add in all of the ingredients except the carrots.

Bring this to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for an hour. This gives the beef time to begin to get very tender.

Add in the carrots and continue to simmer until the carrots are cooked through.

Enjoy!

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Chunky Beef Chili in the Instant Pot - Hearty beef chili with a rich, smokey flavor.

Chunky Beef Chili | Paleo, Keto

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
This Chunky Beef Chili is a hearty chili with a rich, smokey flavor.
4.50 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Soups and Stews
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tb coconut oil, or avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 lb beef stew meat
  • 1 c red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and diced, (omit for keto)
  • 1 c beef broth
  • 1 Tb chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chile powder, (this can be spicy, reduce for less heat)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tb tomato paste
  • 15 oz. diced tomatoes

Instructions
 

Instant Pot Method:

  • Press the saute button on your Instant Pot and add the oil.
  • When the oil is nice and hot, sear the beef in batches until browned.
  • Press the "cancel" button.
  • Add in all of the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Close and seal the lid of the pressure cooker.
  • Press the "soup/stew" button and set it for 35 minutes. Let it run its cycle.
  • Once the cooking time has completed, you can allow the pressure to come down naturally, or do the quick-release method.
  • Enjoy your chili.

Stove Top Method:

  • To begin, heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium high heat, and add in the beef. Cook until the meat is browned.
  • Add in all of the remaining ingredients, except the carrots.
  • Bring this to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for an hour. This gives the beef time to begin to get very tender.
  • Add in the carrots and continue to simmer until the carrots are cooked through and tender.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 41gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 764mgPotassium: 1206mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 11107IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 115mgIron: 6mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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This post was written in 2020, and updated in 2024.

2 thoughts on “Chunky Beef Chili | Keto, Paleo”

  1. I’m giving this 5 stars because it sounds absolutely amazing! Not having an Instapot, I’ll be attempting this on the stove top. I am Keto and this will fit the bill too.

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