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zoomed in shot of a bowl of beef chili with no beans made in the instant pot in a bowl.

Instant Pot No Bean Beef Chili

Instant Pot No Bean Beef Chili is so full of flavor. It is the perfect comfort food that will spice things up.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker


  • 2 pounds beef eye of round roast cubed
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
  • 2 14.5-ounces diced tomato with green chilies
  • 15 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 Tbs granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbs all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbs chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Spanish paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 12 ounces light beer I used Oktoberfest, or other light lager
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese for topping
  • 2 cups restaurant style tortilla chips for topping
  • 1/2 cup sour cream for topping
  • 1 white onion chopped, for topping


  • Cube the meat, chop the onion and garlic, and handle with care when seeding and chopping the jalapeno.
  • Set the Instant Pot to saute and add 1 Tbs olive oil to the bottom. Add the cubed roast to the pot and brown on both sides using tongs to turn the meat, around 2 minutes on each side.
  • Turn the Instant Pot off. To the browned beef add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, garlic, jalapeno, sugar, flour, and spices.
  • Add the bottle of beer and stir everything together one more time.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot until you hear the 'good to go' dings. Make sure the lid valve is pointing at 'sealing'. Set the Instant Pot to the 'Meat/Stew' setting and set the timer for 45 minutes.
  • Once the 45 minutes are up, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes. Turn the valve to venting to release any further steam then open the lid.
  • Serve with tortilla chips, sharp cheddar cheese, white onion, and sour cream. Enjoy!


Tips for making chili in the Instant Pot:
  • Make sure to factor in the additional 20 minutes or so to the cooking time to let the pressure rise and fall in the Instant Pot.