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Beefy BBQ Chili

Packed with protein this beefy chili uses lean ground beef and stew meat, barbecue rub and sauce for a filling and flavorful bariatric chili.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker
Keyword: Dairy Free, Instant Pot
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Steph Wagner


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Slow Cooker


  • 1 lb lean stew meat
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp barbecue rub
  • 1 can kidney beans rinsed
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes canned
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce lowest sugar available
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese optional, shredded, 2%


Pressure Cooker

  • Select sauté function. Spray generously with cooking spray and add stew ground beef. When mostly browned, add stew meat and brown edges slightly. Turn off the cooker.
  • Add seasonings, tomatoes, beans and barbecue sauce. Place lid on pressure cooker and select "Meat/Stew" setting for 15 minutes. Allow 8 minutes of naturally release, then release any remaining pressure. Serve with a tbsp of cheese per serving if desired.

Slow Cooker

  • Heat a large skillet to medium high heat and brown ground beef. Add to bottom of slow cooker. Return skillet to heat and add stew meat, lightly browning the sides. Add to slow cooker.
  • Add seasonings, tomatoes, beans and barbecue sauce to the slow cooker. Place lid on the cooker and select low heat for 7 hours.
  • Serve with a tbsp of cheese per serving if desired.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 741mg | Potassium: 588mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 4mg