Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili

Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili

Who’s ready for a simple, freezer-friendly chili recipe? We’re giving you exactly that with our instant pot steakhouse chili!. This one-and-done meal prep recipe has hearty and comforting ingredients that come together for tasty flavor bursts, all while adhering to a gluten-free diet. Our freeze-friendly instant pot steakhouse chili is done in under an hour thanks to the handy dandy instant pot. Don’t have an instant pot? No worries – you can make this recipe in a crockpot, but it will take longer to cook. Either way, cooking the recipe is worth the effort because you can freeze it and enjoy it anytime, even on National Chili Day!

Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili

Let the instant pot do all the work for an ultra-tender steakhouse inspired chili that reheats in a pinch on busy days. This high protein stick-to-your-ribs chili is full of tender veggies and beans for a balanced meal that is ready in under an hour!  

 

How long will Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili last for?

Once cooked, steakhouse chili lasts for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. Anything beyond that timeframe means it’s freezer time! So if you don’t plan on freezing instant pot steakhouse chili, be sure to store it in an airtight container for optimum freshness. We recommend the Good Cook Meal Prep containers for storage. 

 

Can Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili be frozen?

It sure can! We designed this recipe that way for your convenience! You can store the chili in freezer bags or meal prep containers. If you opt for the latter, make sure they’re freezer-friendly, like these meal prep containers.

 

Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili

Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili Ingredients: 

  • tbsp olive oil  
  • 1 1/2 lbs. beef stew meat (also labeled as stew beef)
  • 1 green pepper, chopped 
  • 1 small white onion, chopped 
  • 1 cup chopped celery  
  • 1 (15 oz) can pinto beans, drained  
  • 1 (24 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained 
  • 1/2 cup beef stock  
  • 1/4 gluten-free Worcestershire sauce  
  • tbsp tomato paste  
  • tbsp ground cumin  
  • 2 tsp chili powder  
  • 1 tsp dried oregano  
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika  
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder  
  • 1 tsp sea salt  

For Serving  

  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion  
  • 1/2 cup sour cream  
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese  

Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili

 

How do you make Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili?

Our instant pot steakhouse chili is a breeze to make since the instant pot does all the work for you. All you do is add ingredients, let them cook, and you have delicious, freezer-friendly chili in under one hour!

 

Start with the “sauté” setting on the instant pot and add oil. Let the oil heat for 2 minutes, then add stew meat. The meat only needs 8 minutes to brown, but make sure to stir it to prevent sticking. After the beef gets nice and brown, press “cancel.” Add the onion, bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, and beef stock along with seasonings to beef inside of the instant pot. Lock the lid, close the vent valve, and let all of that savory goodness cook for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, your home will smell like a Sunday family dinner gathering! Now it’s time to release pot vent pressure. Add the beans to your steakhouse chili, allowing them to heat up for 2 minutes. Your freeze-friendly instant pot steakhouse chili is now ready to enjoy or store away once cooled.

 

Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili

Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili

 

How to portion Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili?

After the chili cools or is defrosted, divvy up 4-8 cups of chili into four microwave-safe meal prep containers. Don’t forget half a cup of sour cream and shredded cheese on the side!

 

Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili

Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili

 

More instant pot chili or soup meal prep recipes:

Here are more effortless and freezer-friendly meal prep recipes to keep your belly warm and satisfied!

Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa 

White Chicken Chili

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

Spicy Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Instant Pot Paleo Butternut Squash Risotto

Chicken Pot Pie Stew

 

Other tips for making Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili:

  • How to freeze your steakhouse chili: Wait for the chili to cool to room temperature, then ladle single servings into freezer gallon bags or freezer-friendly containers. 

 

  • Let frozen steakhouse chili thaw for 24 hours before reheating. You can also thaw it out in a crockpot or regular pot. 

 

  • If you don’t have an instant pot, you can make freeze-friendly instant pot steakhouse chili in a crockpot. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours using a crockpot.

 

  • Using an instant pot is convenient and easy, but people make mistakes, so avoid instant pot usage mistakes by reading our guide on using instant pots here.

 

Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili

Freeze-Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili

Freezer Friendly Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili

Let the instant pot do all the work for an ultra-tender steakhouse inspired chili that reheats in a pinch on busy days. This high protein stick-to-your-ribs chili is full of tender veggies and beans for a balanced meal that is ready in under an hour!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Chili, dinner, gluten free, instant pot, lunch, Steak
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 561kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. beef stew meat
  • 1 medium green pepper chopped
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 15 ounces canned pinto beans, drained
  • 24 ounces canned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt

For Serving

  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Press Sauté setting on instant pot and add oil. Heat for 2 minutes. Add stew meat and brown for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Press cancel and add seasonings, onion, bell pepper, celery, tomatoes, beef stock, and Worcestershire sauce. Lock lid and close vent valve. Press Manual setting for 30 minutes.
  • After the timer goes off, allow pressure to naturally release before opening the vent valve and releasing the remaining pressure. Remove lid and stir in beans. Allow beans to heat in hot chili for 2 minutes.
  • To Freeze: once chili has cooled to room temperature, pour into a 1-gallon zip-top bag and freeze flat. Thaw 24 hours before reheating.
  • To Refrigerate: Ladle chili into the large compartments of 4 MPOF teal containers. Add a small cup of sour cream to small compartments and a small cup of shredded cheese and green onion next to it. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 26g | Fiber: 9g
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