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The Best Instant Pot Chili Recipe

The absolute BEST Instant Pot Chili recipe – a thick and hearty meal filled with seasoned ground beef, beans and tomatoes.
Servings 6


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground beef 90/10 preferred
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 24 ounces tomato sauce
  • 15 ounces canned kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces canned pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground pepper


  • Turn your Instant Pot to the Sauté More setting.
  • Once the display reads HOT add the olive oil to the pot. Add the meat and cook until browned.
  • Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to sauté for one additional minute. Press Cancel/Off
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and stir.
  • Lock the lid in place and turn the valve to the Sealing position. Turn the Instant Pot to the Chili/Beans setting or Pressure Cook/Manual on HIGH pressure for 20 minutes.
  • After the cooking time expires, perform a slow and controlled quick release of pressure to prevent liquid from coming out of the valve. Or allow the pot to perform a Natural Pressure Release.
  • Serve in bowls and add additional toppings as desired.


Suggested toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, crackers, jalapenos, onions, sour cream, and avocado.
Recipe provided by Make Your Meals
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