Instant Pot Chili Recipe

A delicious Instant Pot Chili that is so easy to make! This pressure cooker chili with canned beans warms up any occasion, from Game Day parties to family meals. Cooking chili at high pressure makes it so flavorful and is the quickest way to get dinner on the table!


A delicious Instant Pot Chili that is so easy to make! This pressure cooker chili warms up any occasion, from Game Day parties to family meals.

This Instant pot chili with canned beans and ground beef is so easy and fast to make! Making it in an electric pressure cooker instead of on the stove saves you time and keeps your kitchen clean. Every time I made chili on the stove our whole kitchen was covered with red sprinkles.

Ok, this could totally be my fault because cooking always ends in a bit of a mess when I’m in charge but making chili in my Instant Pot saves me so much time cleaning. For me, it’s definitely worth the investment.

This chili recipe uses individual spices instead of chili mix and develops delicious deep flavors while cooking at high pressure. It’s so delicious that I don’t think we’ll ever go back to our normal stove top chili!

A delicious Instant Pot Chili that is so easy to make! This pressure cooker chili warms up any occasion, from Game Day parties to family meals.

This is my first Instant Pot recipe on my blog but I’m really in love with my new kitchen helper. So be prepared for more Instant Pot deliciousness in the next weeks! I’m already working on an Irish Stew recipe and a delicious spicy carrot soup which is perfect for cold days.

A pressure cooker was something I always wanted but the stove top ones are quite intimidating. The Instant Pot is so much easier to handle! When I first got it I was overwhelmed by all the buttons and didn’t know what I should do with it. But after trying a few recipes I feel quite confident and love cooking with it.

It’s great for basics like cooking rice or potatoes. Making mashed potatoes is super easy and quick. But I also made pulled pork in it and it was the most tender and juicy pulled pork we’ve ever eaten. My husband couldn’t get enough!

A delicious Instant Pot Chili that is so easy to make! This pressure cooker chili warms up any occasion, from Game Day parties to family meals.

This Instant Pot Chili is no exception! It’s so good and flavorful! Adding a little bit of cocoa powder is one of my secrets for making a great chili. I always add some of it or alternatively a little bit dark chocolate. The chili won’t taste like hot chocolate but the cocoa really enhances the flavors.

I also always add sweet corn to my chili, this might not be traditional but I love the texture it adds. The corn adds a little bit of sweetness and by adding it after the cooking time is over it’s slightly crisp and not soft like the beans.

One thing I always had problems with were the kidney beans in my normal chili. Even so, I always use canned beans instead of dried beans it seemed like they weren’t cooked long enough and my belly started to rumble after eating chili. But cooking them at high pressure works like magic! I don’t have problems anymore. YAY!

A delicious Instant Pot Chili that is so easy to make! This pressure cooker chili warms up any occasion, from Game Day parties to family meals.

I usually serve this chili with a dollop of sour cream and some shredded cheese on top! My Cheesy Pumpkin Dinner Rolls or some corn bread also make a great side. Enjoy!

A delicious Instant Pot Chili that is so easy to make! This pressure cooker chili warms up any occasion, from Game Day parties to family meals.
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Instant Pot Chili Recipe

A delicious Instant Pot Chili that is so easy to make! This pressure cooker chili warms up any occasion, from Game Day parties to family meals.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 591 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tbsp ground chipotle chili powder
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin seed ground
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cans (15oz) red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (28oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (15oz) sweet corn drained
  • brown sugar
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine chicken stock, tomato paste, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Set aside.
  2. Press saute button, when hot add oil and diced onion. Saute for about 5 minutes until caramelized. Add minced garlic and saute for 1 more minute.
  3. Add ground beef, chipotle chili powder, chili powder, ground cumin, and oregano. Use a wooden spoon to break the meat up into small pieces and saute until brown and slightly crispy.
  4. Add stock mix and deglaze the pot. Then add kidney beans and mix.
  5. Pour the crushed tomatoes on top but don't mix.
  6. Cover and cook for 10 minutes at high pressure. Then natural release.
  7. Add sweet corn and season with brown sugar, salt, and black pepper to taste. Enjoy!


A delicious Instant Pot Chili that is so easy to make! This pressure cooker chili warms up any occasion, from Game Day parties to family meals.

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