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Instant Pot Chili

overhead shot of Instant Pot Chili topped with sour cream and green onions in a bowl
Beef, beans, tomatoes, and spices combine for a hearty, delicious dinner with the perfect amount of seasoning and flavor that the whole family will enjoy!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 334 kcal


  • 2 pounds ground beef or turkey
  • 2 small green peppers, about 2 cups diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, about 1½ cups diced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 (15-ounce) can 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


  • Brown ground beef in the Instant Pot using the sauté 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 the Bean or Chili setting.
  • 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.


  • For an even quicker cooking time, ground beef can be cooked ahead of time. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to a month.
  • You can also brown the ground beef and veggies in a pan on the stove if you prefer and add it to the Instant Pot before adding the rest of the ingredients.
  • Make sure to consult your Instant Pot manual to ensure you are using the correct settings for your specific model.


Sodium: 575mgCalcium: 70mgVitamin C: 26mgVitamin A: 1588IUSugar: 2gFiber: 3gPotassium: 549mgCholesterol: 81mgCalories: 334kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 9gFat: 24gProtein: 21gCarbohydrates: 9gIron: 5mg