Instant Pot Short Rib Chili is an easy but out of this world chili with tender Instant Pot short ribs, and full of beans and spices!
Say hello to my new favorite chili! This short rib chili is absolutely out of this world. I’ve always loved making short ribs, but typically braise them in the oven for tender, fall-apart meat. Little did I know, the Instant Pot can do the same thing and I can’t wait to make Instant Pot Short Ribs, too!
How to Make Instant Pot Short Rib Chili
This recipe starts by searing the short ribs in the Instant Pot using the saute function. This browns the outside which will lend to a richer flavor to the end result. It’s definitely worth the extra few minutes of prep work!
After the meat is browned, the onions get sautéed for a couple of minutes, and then the rest of the ingredients get added. This includes tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, beer, crushed tomatoes, and beans.
Then you’ll tuck the short ribs back into the chili, and cook in the Instant Pot for about 40 minutes. It’s amazing how 40 minutes in the Instant Pot results in the most tender short ribs!
After the 40 minutes in the Instant Pot, let the pressure naturally release for a few minutes and then release it the rest of the way. Then remove the short ribs from the chili, shred it all up and return it to the pot.
This is seriously the most flavorful chili I have ever had and the short rib meat is amazing! I’m not sure I’ll be able to go back to regular chili made with ground beef any time soon.
We served this short rib chili topped with avocado, shredded cheese, and sour cream, and I think that green onions would also be a great choice. Alongside some hot cornbread or tortilla chips and this is perfect for game day, a cool autumn evening, or a potluck!