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Beef, beans, tomatoes, and spices combine for a hearty, delicious dinner with the perfect amount of seasoning and flavor!
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Instant Pot chili is a simple and easy variation of our popular old-fashioned chili. You’ll love this unique, homemade recipe that comes together fast with basic ingredients out of your pantry. This hearty and filling Instant Pot chili recipe with beef, tomatoes, and beans will remind you of meals at grandma’s when you were little. It’s flavorful with the perfect balance of spices and seasoning.

Thanks to the Instant Pot, it tastes like it’s been simmering all day — only you’ll know how quick it’s ready! Served with cornbread, it’s the best. Pssst, if you’re looking for more delicious ideas, try these 19 Instant Pot recipes

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Instant Pot Chili Recipe:

This simple, mouthwatering Instant Pot chili is so easy to make but delivers some great big award-winning flavor. You’ll love this delicious, cozy dinner that is made from scratch. 

Beef and beans combine with the perfect mix of tomatoes, spices, and seasonings for an awesome, flavorful meal that is ready quick thanks to a little help from the Instant Pot. 

You’ll be amazed how fast this Instant Pot chili recipe is — yet it tastes like it’s been simmering on top of the stove all day. It won’t take you long to fall in love with this popular homemade chili. 

Let’s talk about how to cook this unique, tasty recipe now! 

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INSTANT POT CHILI INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pounds ground beef/turkey
  • 2 small green peppers about 2 cups diced
  • 1 small yellow onion about 1.5 cups diced
  • 2-15 ounce cans Hunts Diced Tomatoes
  • 1-15 ounce can Hunts Tomato Sauce
  • 1-6 ounce can Hunts Tomato Paste
  • 1-15 ounce cans water
  • 2-15 ounce cans kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper

One thing I love about this Instant Pot chili is that it uses basic ingredients that I keep on hand in my pantry, so it’s perfect for a last-minute meal on a busy weeknight. 

I usually use beef, because I always have some frozen in my deep freeze but you could also use ground turkey for this dish.

Sometimes I cook bacon until crispy and sprinkle on top as well. I’ve made this with noodles before, too. 

Pair this recipe with: Cheesy Pull Apart Bread

Can You Brown Meat in the Instant Pot?

Yes! It’s one of the things I love about my Instant Pot the most — it’s truly one-pot cooking at it’s finest. I hate dirtying extra dishes, so making the entire meal in one pot is a huge win for me! 

You just use the saute function on your Instant Pot and cook the beef like you would on the stove. You’ll want to cook about 6-7 minutes per pound. 

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How to Make Instant Pot Chili

Once your beef is cooked, add diced peppers and onions and cook until they’re translucent and they start to caramelize.

Pour in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, and tomato paste.

Add the drained beans.

Add seasonings and stir to incorporate everything.

Place the lid on top and lock, making sure the venting valve is sealed.

How Long is the Chili Setting on the Instant Pot?

Once you’ve completed the above steps, you’ll cook on the Bean/Chili setting for 20 minutes. 

Be cautious of steam as you do a quick pressure release.

Serve topped with cheese, sour cream, and green onions. It’s fantastic enjoyed with sweet cornbread.

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I hope your family enjoys this flavorful, delicious Instant Pot chili together soon. 

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Instant Pot Chili

5 from 1 vote
Beef, beans, tomatoes, and spices combine for a hearty, delicious dinner with the perfect amount of seasoning and flavor!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds ground beef/turkey
  • 2 small green peppers about 2 cups diced
  • 1 small yellow onion about 1.5 cups diced
  • 2-15 ounce cans Hunts Diced Tomatoes
  • 1-15 ounce can Hunts Tomato Sauce
  • 1-6 ounce can Hunts Tomato Paste
  • 1-15 ounce cans water
  • 2-15 ounce cans kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper

Instructions
 

  • Brown ground beef in instant pot using the saute function.
  • Add diced peppers and onions until translucent and they start to caramelize.
  • Pour in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water and tomato paste.
  • Add the drained beans.
  • Add seasonings and stir to incorporate everything.
  • Place and lock lid, making sure the venting valve is sealed.
  • Set for 20 minutes on Bean/Chili
  • Be cautious of steam as you do a quick pressure release.
  • Serve topped with cheese, sour cream and green onions. Best enjoyed with sweet cornbread.

Nutrition

Calories: 340kcal
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