Instant Pot Chile Colorado

This Instant Pot chile Colorado is a traditional Mexican recipe.

Beef roast cubes in brown sauce served with rice and slice of lemon

The beef is tender and juicy, cooked in a yummy full of flavor tomato sauce. You can use it as a filling for tacos or burritos.

You can also use the slow cook function to make this chili colorado recipe. Just slow cook at "more" for 3 hours and enjoy a tender beef roast.

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Instant Pot Chile Colorado

One of the hearty stew recipes of beef chuck roast and Mexican style ancho chili sauce…
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: ancho chilies, beef chuck roast, Chile Colorado
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Author: Corrie


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 whole dried ancho chilies
  • 1 can roasted tomatoes undrained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 ½ lbs beef chuck roast
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


For Sauce:

  • Take a bowl and add chilies in it.
  • Pour boiling water over them and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • While chilies are soaking, turn on the instant pot.
  • Select sauté and let the pot heat.
  • Add oil, onion and sauté for 4-6 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir continuously and add other ingredients for sauce except tomatoes.
  • Let the liquid simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Turn of the instant pot after that.
  • Take chilies out of water, cut them in half, remove the seeds and stem.
  • Place chilies in a blender along with tomatoes and blend till smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper to desired taste.

For Meat:

  • Season beef with salt and pepper.
  • Turn on the instant pot, add oil and let it heat by selecting sauté.
  • Add in beef and cook for 4-6 minutes on both sides.
  • Place all sauce over the beef.
  • Close the lid of the instant pot.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 35 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, wait for a natural pressure release.
  • Serve and enjoy with any side dish of your own choice.


Calories: 391kcal Carbohydrates: 4g Protein: 39g Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 10g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 137mg Sodium: 348mg Potassium: 709mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 236IU Vitamin C: 4mg Calcium: 59mg Iron: 5mg


You can also use the slow cook function to make this chili colorado recipe. Just slow cook at "more" for 3 hours and enjoy a tender beef roast.
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3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Chile Colorado

    1. It will still work for less time but this ensures the meat is melt in your mouth tender! Let us know how it turns out ◡̈

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