Instant Pot Chipotle Chili
Slow cooked chili flavor with a special smoked twist, all in record time!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 8 servings
- 3 tbsp friendly fat to cook in divided (Ghee, butter, tallow, lard, coconut oil, or avocado oil)
- 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
- 4 strips of bacon diced (you can use more if you wish but we found this to be plenty of flavor and texture!)
- 2 medium onions diced
- 1 large green bell pepper diced
- 1 large red bell pepper diced
- 8 cloves of garlic minced
- 3 small zucchini cubed or diced depending on your size preference
- 3 jalapeños de-ribbed/seeds & ribs scraped out, diced
- 1 cup cooked & pureed squash acorn, butternut, or koboucha work well. I think canned pumpkin would be fine too.
- 15 oz can organic diced tomatos
- 15 oz can organic tomato sauce
- 1-2 cups beef bone broth depending on how thick/thin you like your chili chicken bone broth would be fine too
- 3-4 tsp sea salt start out small and you can always add more when it’s done to your taste
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- ¼ tsp chipotle powder
Brown the beef and cook the bacon in 1 tablespoon of ghee or other friendly cooking fat. If you are using an Instant Pot using the “Saute” feature to do this. If you are using your soup pot, cook over medium heat until cooked through. Scoop the meat out with a slotted spoon so the fat stays behind for cooking in.
Add the rest of the cooking fat to your IP or soup pot and sauté the onion and peppers with a pinch of sea salt for about 10 minutes until soft and sweet.
Add the garlic and cook for one minute.
Return the meat to your IP or soup pot along with the rest of the ingredients. Give the chili a stir to combine. IF YOU ARE USING THE INSTANT POT, put the lid on, close the valve, press “Manual,” and bring the time to 15 minutes. The IP will take about 5 minutes to come to pressure, and then will pressure cook for 15 minutes. When the pressure cooker beeps that it is done, turn it off and let the pressure release naturally about 5 minutes before opening the lid. IF YOU ARE USING THE SOUP POT, put the lid on and bring to a low simmer for about 1 hour. You could alternatively use a slow cooker from this step cooking on low for 6-8 hours.