Easy Beef and Bean Chili (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

Easy Beef and Bean Chili (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot). Deliciously seasoned beef mixed with beans and vegetables. Easy and quick to put together! Can be cooked in a slow cooker or Instant Pot!

Easy Beef and Bean Chili (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot). Deliciously seasoned beef mixed with beans and vegetables. Easy and quick to put together! Can be cooked in a slow cooker or Instant Pot!

Original Post:  April 17th, 2018

This past winter has been tough on my daughter with colds. As soon as she finishes one cold, she gets another, and almost have ended with an ear infection. This afternoon she has a follow up with her pediatrician. After her appointment, I have a hair appointment. Last week, I had some color done, and as a friend of mine put it, it looks like I overdosed on sun-in … it’s a bit orange. All that to say, there’s a lot going on around dinner time today, so it’s a good day to have a slow cooker meal waiting for us when we get back tonight. And, since it’s a cold, rainy day, it’s a good chili day. I use my Instant Pot as a slow cooker and love that I can saute and cook in it!

Easy Beef and Bean Chili (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot). Deliciously seasoned beef mixed with beans and vegetables. Easy and quick to put together! Can be cooked in a slow cooker or Instant Pot!

October 2018

I’m slowly going back through a few, old posts, updating them as needed. The easy beef and bean chili recipe in this post is solid. No change needed. But, the written post, and the photos, they needed updating. First, I needed to add some chili chat. And second, the photos were subpar, they needed a major facelift.

Easy Beef and Bean Chili (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot). Deliciously seasoned beef mixed with beans and vegetables. Easy and quick to put together! Can be cooked in a slow cooker or Instant Pot!

Easy Beef and Bean Chili

This chili is one of my favorite recipes. First, it’s easy. I mean really easy. It takes about 10 minutes to put together, so I can pull that off almost any morning. Second, it can be made in a slow cooker or an Instant Pot. So, say you can’t find that ten minutes in the morning, no problem, do it in the Instant Pot that night! And finally, it’s filling. My husband likes hearty, filling meals. I like meals that aren’t too high in gross fats. So this meal works for us both! It goes well with Skillet Cornbread or North Carolina Sourdough Bread.

Easy Beef and Bean Chili (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot). Deliciously seasoned beef mixed with beans and vegetables. Easy and quick to put together! Can be cooked in a slow cooker or Instant Pot!

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Easy Beef and Bean Chili (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot). Deliciously seasoned beef mixed with beans and vegetables. Easy and quick to put together! Can be cooked in a slow cooker or Instant Pot!
Easy Beef and Bean Chili (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Easy Beef and Bean Chili (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot). Deliciously seasoned beef mixed with beans and vegetables. Easy and quick to put together! Can be cooked in a slow cooker or Instant Pot!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Beef and Bean Chili
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 554 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 ounce can dark red kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 ounce can northern white beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with chiles drained
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 15 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
Instructions
  1. Season meat with 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder, and black pepper to taste. Brown meat over medium-high heat. Or, if you're using an Instant Pot as your slow cooker, use the saute function.
  2. Drain the excess fat off the beef.
  3. Add onion, red pepper, garlic, and tomato paste. Saute until veggies have softened, about 4 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a slow cooker or Instant Pot. If you used the Instant Pot to saute, turn off the saute function. 

  5. Add beans, corn, tomatoes, tomato sauce. Stir.
  6. Add cumin, oregano, 2 tbsp of the chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, cinnamon, and chicken broth.
  7. Slow Cooker: Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours, or low 8-10 hours. Instant Pot: Seal and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Let natural release for 10 minutes. 

  8. Before serving, stir in 2 tsp of chili powder.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Beef and Bean Chili (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 554 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 552mg 23%
Potassium 1350mg 39%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 3g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 15.9%
Vitamin C 33.8%
Calcium 12.2%
Iron 46.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Easy Beef and Bean Chili (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot). Deliciously seasoned beef mixed with beans and vegetables. Easy and quick to put together! Can be cooked in a slow cooker or Instant Pot!

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