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Instant Pot Chili

This comforting Instant Pot Chili is easy to make and chock full of beef, beans, and smoky flavors. It’s ready in less than 1 hour and perfect for weeknight dinners, meal prep, or as a freezer-friendly meal!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Chili, Dinner, Soup, Stew
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chili Pot, Instant Pot Chili Recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Silvia Dunnrvine



  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour sub for GF flour
  • 15 oz kidney beans drained
  • 15 oz pinto beans drained
  • 15 oz black beans drained
  • 15 oz medium chunky salsa
  • 28 oz tomato sauce
  • 4 oz diced jalapeno, habanero peppers or green chilis

Chili Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp each, cumin, paprika, garlic and onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp each, red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Turn instant pot on saute mode. Add oil, when hot add ground beef, chopped onions, minced garlic and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir and sauté until no longer pink (about 7 mins)
  • Add chili seasonings and once again stir well.
  • Next add in cup of broth, tomato paste and flour. Whisk to combine and incorporate the flour.
  • Now add remining ingredients; beans, salsa, tomato sauce and jalapeños. Give it a good stir.
  • Cancel saute mode, lock the lid and cook on HP for 15 minutes. When done allow for 10 mins of NPR then quickly release remaining pressure.
  • Serve chili with shredded Gruyere cheese, sour cream, cilantro, crusty bread or whatever you like


GLUTEN-FREE -  to make this recipe gluten-free be sure to use gluten-free flour as a thickening agent. Also make sure the store bought jar ingredients are free of gluten. 
DAIRY-FREE - this recipe is dairy free. Do not add cheese as topping if dairy-free
VEGAN - for a Vegan version, either use vegan *beef* or omit from this recipe


Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 1113mg | Potassium: 1389mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1566IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 7mg