I love chili. It is one of my favorite comfort foods, especially on rainy cold days or when fall begins but being keto I find myself avoiding it due to the carbs in the beans. However I missed it, so I whipped up a beanless chili recipe that even my entire family LOVED! As I have mentioned before, I like to make things as simple as possible and that is why I adore my Instant Pot. Using it for this recipe gives it all the flavor you would get cooking it all day in a slow cooker but in only 25 minutes!
Delicious Instant Pot Low Carb Beanless Chili
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 tsp of minced garlic
- 1 bag of frozen seasonal vegetables blend or 1/4 cup diced onions
- 1 10 oz can of Rotel (any heat level you prefer, I use mild since my babies eat our food)
- 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp of sea salt
- 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 2 drops of liquid stevia (optional)
NOTE: I sometimes forget or don’t think to plan dinner until the last-minute and since I have a freezer full of meats and nothing defrosted, I sometimes have to use my Instant Pot to defrost the ground beef first. If this is you, Place the trivet in the liner and put the frozen ground beef on the trivet. Pour 1 cup of water into the liner. Close and set on Manual, High for 15 minutes. Quick pressure release and pull out the trivet with the meat. I like this because the coagulated blood falls into the bottom and doesn’t mix with your food, which always grosses me out. Dump the water and rinse your liner and you are ready to start!
Directions: Set IP (Instant Pot) to saute and place ground beef and all ingredients EXCEPT the crushed tomatoes and Rotel into your pot. Brown meat, spices and veggies together making sure that all ingredients are mixed well. You really are doing this just to make sure the spices are all evenly mixed into the meat, so you do not need to fully brown your meat. Once everything is mixed together add your tomatoes. Place the cover and set to Manual, High for 25 minutes. That’s it! You can top it with cheese and sour cream if you aren’t dairy free!