5 from 1 vote

Instant Pot Chili

Instant Pot Chili is packed with flavor, easy to make, and family friendly!! This recipe can also be easily adapted for a slow cooker, either way you make it it's amazing! 
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot chili, instant pot ground beef chili recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 562kcal
Author Alli


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion small dice, about 1 cup
  • 2 stalks celery small dice, 1/2 cup
  • 1 pepper red, orange, or yellow, small dice, about 1 cup
  • 1 cup sausage rough chop
  • 4 ounces green chilis diced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt Or to taste
  • 28 ounces tomatoes crushed or diced (1 large can)
  • 6 ounces tomato paste (1 small can)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 15 ounces kidney beans (1 can) or black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces great northern beans (1 can), drained and rinsed


  • Start the Instant Pot on Saute mode for 30 minutes, that way it will stay on long enough for you to get the meat browned. 
  • Cook the ground beef until almost browned, then add the garlic, onion, celery, and peppers and stir to combine. Cook for 3 minutes. 
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Cook on Manual High Pressure for 3 minutes.
  • Natural Pressure Release for 5 minutes. Release the rest of the pressure.
  • Top with shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and chips, if desired. 


This recipe can be made in the slow cooker. Simply brown the ground beef and vegetables in a pan before adding them, along with all the other ingredients, to the slow cooker. 
Normal is equivalent to low on most slow cookers and More is equivalent to High on most slow cookers. 


Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 994mg | Potassium: 1616mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2030IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 7.6mg