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Last Updated on November 28, 2020

Love Hormel Chili? This copycat recipe tastes just like the real thing but it’s made from scratch with real food ingredients. You can make this in your Instant Pot or Slow Cooker!

gluten free instant pot copycat Hormel chili in a bowl with cheese sprinkled on top

Growing up we ate Hormel Chili.   My father would make this for us and I can see him know, with a can opener turning that red can around in a circle and then dumping the contents  into a pan on the stove.    He would later top his bowl with 20 saltine crackers and devour it.

Hormel chili was my first taste of chili so my taste buds have kinda been primed to believe that true chili tastes like Hormel.

Anyhow, now that I follow a Gluten-free diet, I had to recreate this recipe and I wanted to make it with my Instant Pot.  This recipe took me 2 years to figure out.

gluten free instant pot copy cat Hormel chili  close in a bowl with cheese on top

I know. It seems kinda crazy it took that long but it did.

Having said that I can say this with heart that this is the only chili recipe I will make for the rest of my long days! It’s that good.

What your need for this CopyCat Hormel Chili Recipe

Notes:

If you don’t have rice flour, you can use cassava flour, wheat flour, etc.

Slow Cooker Option: Don’t have an Instant Pot, you can cook this in your slow cooker on low for 4 to 5 hours.


gluten free instant pot hormel chili copycat
Yield: 6

Copycat Hormel Chili

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Copycat Hormel Chili is perfect with cornbread for a simple dinner

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In your Instant Pot hit the SAUTE button and add the bacon fat, garlic and onions and cook until translucent, roughly 3 minuets.
  2. Add in the ground beef and brown. Add in all the spices, tomato paste, and the rice flour and stir until well combined. Add in the pinto beans. 
  3. Add in the water and turn off the Instant Pot. Seal with the lid and press the MANUAL Button and add time until you have 20 minutes. When the time is over, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then open the quick release valve.

Notes

Slow Cooker Option:

Place all the ingredients in your slow cooker on low for 4 to 5 hours.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 442Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 1478mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 32g

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34 Comments

  1. This is definitely going in my Instant Pot! I actually have some beef in the fridge right now and was wondering what to cook. This will be a lovely dinner tonight!

  2. I am in the process of making this now. I noticed it doesn’t say when to add the tomato paste so I added it after the spices and with the water. Also is it really 1 whole tablespoon of salt? Or do you mean teaspoon? Hoping it comes out. Smells amazing!!

  3. does this really taste like hormel chili? I need to know this information!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! because yes hormel chili is how chili should be tasting. It is known.

  4. I grew up on the old Hormel Chile with bean recipe. I could not eat it again after they removed the fat. Does this recipe taste like the original? What brand of Chili Powder? You know that is vital information. Thanks

  5. Thank you so much. Can’t wait to make it. I have tried so many chilies looking for that taste for years. Will let you know how it went. Thank you for shearing!!!

  6. Can you use other flours that are Paleo approved instead of rice flour? Also, what changes, if any, if you want to go bean free?

  7. I am going to make this recipe but omit the beans. Do you recommend I still add 3 cups of water? Thank you!!

  8. Made today with 1 can kidney and 1 can black beans (that’s what I had on hand) and it was absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing!