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Instant Pot Chili Recipe Made Easy

Instant Pot Chili Recipe is what I’m sharing with you today; it’s everything you wanted a chili recipe to be. It’s flavorful because I used warm earthy spices, the meat is tender, I cooked it under pressure, and I’ve cooked the chili in an instant pot, so yes, you save time and have your dinner ready in a jiffy.

Instant pot chili recipe served in a bowl. #chili #recipe #dinner #instantpot


In my house chili is not served in Winter only, it is made almost every other week. Serve your instant pot chili with rice, pasta, crackers, or cornbread. I have two mouth-watering recipes for sweet, moist cornbread and a southern style cornbread on munatycooking.

Side shot of Instant pot chili recipe with slice of lemon on the side. #instantpot #chili #chilirecipe #dinner

Chili con carne is another name for this dish which I’m more used to hearing. My sister is good at making chili, and she always changes the chili recipe a little by adding more peppers or adding more spices, but it’s delicious every time she makes it.

close up shot of Instant pot chili recipe topped with sour cream and cheese. #instant pot #chilirecipe #chili

How to make instant pot chili?

I am busy almost the whole day, cleaning my house, looking after my blog, and spending time with my family. Instant pot became my friend since now I can cook whatever I want in almost half the time. This instant pot chili recipe is perfect because you get to cook everything in the instant pot and not use the stove at all.

Blend of spices used in making Instant pot chili recipe.

Onion cooked in instant pot for Instant pot chili recipe.

Browning ground beef.

tomatoes, chili, and spices in an instant pot.

tomato sauce added to the browned ground beef.

Beans added to the instant pot for making chili.

Chili is bout to be pressured cooked.

Sauté the onion, brown the ground beef, add the spices, add the sauce and beans, cook the chili using pressure cooking option, and you are done in less than 30 minutes.

What beans to use in a chili recipe?

Instant pot chili recipe can be cooked using, red beans, pinto beans, or black beans. This recipe is so forgiving and tastes great with your favorite type of beans.

I have not used apple cider vinegar, nor cocoa powder, or coffee. I think this chili recipe tastes amazing as is. In case the tomato sauce tastes too sour, or a little bitter (depending on the brand you use) add a teaspoon or a teaspoon and half sugar to adjust the taste.

eating Instant pot chili.

I used a traditional pasta sauce instead of tomato chunks and tomato paste. The chili came out thick but if you like your chili con carne a little soupy then add more liquid when cooking. Instant pot chili is best served piping hot!

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Let’s make some chili for dinner.

instant pot chili recipe feature image.

Instant Pot Chili Recipe

Making Instant Pot Chili is never easier than this. Make an amazing, delicious dinner in less than 30 minutes. Tender ground beef in thick gravy-like sauce.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Keyword: instant pot chili
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 280kcal


  • 600 gm ground beef
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 ½ cup pasta sauce
  • 2 green chilis chopped
  • 1 chicken bouillon
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 3 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 15 oz can of your favorite bean black, red, or pinto
  • ½ cup water


  • Rinse the beans twice to get rid of the salt and starch brine (preservative). Keep aside.
  • Turn the instant pot to sauté. When the screen reads Hot, add the olive oil and the onions, sauté until translucent.
  • Add the ground beef and brown it. The ground beef will release a lot of juices and fat which you can scoop out of the pot to make the browning process faster.
  • Add all the ingredients except the beans and the tomato sauce. Stir for two minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce and the beans, stir gently.
  • Press on cancel and then press on pressure cooking and turn the venting knob to sealing. Choose 13 minutes, then let it release the pressure naturally for 10 minutes while on keeping warm.
  • Release the pressure completely by turning the venting knob to venting (use a wooden spoon or a silicone oven mitt to do so. Careful not to burn yourself). When the floating valve drops, it’s safe to open the instant pot.


  • Add 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar to the chili if the sauce was too bitter or too sour.
  • Use canned beans or pre-cooked beans for this recipe.


Calories: 280kcal
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overhead shot of Instant pot chili served with cheese and sour cream. #chili

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  1. Just made this and it was DELICIOUS!! So easy to make. Will definitely make this again and again!

  2. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    Looks really delicious! I haven’t made chili in a long time, so this is definitely going into our meal plan for next week. I don’t have an instant pot, so I will be making this in a slow cooker instead.

  3. Chili sound so good, even though it’s hot outside here. Thanks for sharing this with us. My husband would love this too.

  4. I haven’ tried an instapot yet. I know I am behind the times. They sound fabulous.

  5. Man I need an Instapot! This looks great.

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