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Really Good Instant Pot Chili

This REALLY GOOD Instant Pot Beef Chili is perfectly flavored with just the right amount of spices to leave you craving a second bowl!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beans, Beef, Chili, Instant Pot
Servings: 8 bowls
Author: Silvia


  • Instant pot


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

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)
  • Next add in tomato paste and flour, stir well to combine and incorporate the flour.
  • Add chili seasonings and once again stir well.
  • Now add remining ingredients; beans, salsa, tomato sauce and jalapeños. Give it a good stir. If you like your chili a little more saucy/brothy add water as needed.
  • Cancel saute mode, lock the lid and cook on HP for 10 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