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This warming, satisfying and delicious instant pot chili with ground beef will make you ask for more! Healthy instant pot dish that even your kids will love.

In the last month a posted so many Instant Pot recipes, that it looks like its all we eat… which is almost true.

Instant pot saves me a lot of time, which is so important when you are a mom of young kids. Busy all day, running around, trying to clean, cook, deal with crying and screaming, drive all over and be happy at the same time. Ouch.

Instant Pot helps me to cut my cooking time in half (sometimes even in five times, like here, in Caldo de Res in Instant Pot recipe).

This warming, satisfying and delicious instant pot chili with ground beef will make you ask for more! Healthy instant pot dish that even your kids will love.

So, back to the instant pot chili recipe. I cooked it with frozen ground beef from Costco. You know, that one you buy already frozen and blocks.

Dump all the ingredients in to the pot, close the lid, turn on —> 40 minutes after here you have an amazing flavorful chili, no babysitting required ! (see notes for frozen and fresh meat directions).

delicious instant pot chili with avocado and sour cream on top
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4.79 from 14 votes

Instant Pot chili

This warming, satisfying and delicious instant pot chili will make you ask for more!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot beef chili
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 337kcal
Author: Tatiana


  • 2 lb lean ground beef
  • 15 oz tomato sauce (usually one can)
  • 15 oz corn
  • 15 oz black beans
  • 15 oz pinto beans (use the beans you like)
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef or chicken broth
  • 1 bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1/2 onion (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (or regular)
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • salt and freshly grpund pepper


  • Very easy! Just dump everything in to the pot, stir, close the lid and set the timer for 35 minutes on CHILI SETTING .
  • Once done, quick release the pressure. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado and sliced jalapenos


Nutrition facts calculated without toppings.
When frozen meat is used, one more action will be required after cooking. The meat will be cooked in one block, so after you will have to crumble it with a spatula.
I also like to add 1/3 cup of white wine in the pot. Gives more flavor! Totally optional


Tools used in this recipe

Pressure cooker


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 434mg | Potassium: 1253mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2160IU | Vitamin C: 41.8mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 6.2mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Recipe Rating

Caroline Graff

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Burn notice for me even after thinning out with more broth/water. I kept re-trying and finally gave up and put it on the stove. Bummer.


Thursday 30th of April 2020

This was fantastic! . The only problem I had was I used FROZEN corn. (My ground beef was NOT frozen.). Don’t use frozen corn- Took 40 minutes just to pressurize! Next time I will thaw it first or use canned corn. We make stovetop chili all the time but no more. The way the flavors meld together under pressure in an Instapot is so much better then regularly prepared chili. And so Easy to prepare! Feed a lot of people quickly. Give a good stir before cooking. And a good stir after cooking. I added some garlic powder and used beef broth.


Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

Is your nutritional info per serving or the whole pot? It's coming up as 12 WeightWatchers points, and that seems high.

Mary Donahue

Saturday 1st of December 2018

I love my IP! Thanks for the recipe- using a few different ingredients -too snowy to go to the store! Chili beans ( in its own sauce), can of Rotel tomato and chilis, butter beans, corn, chicken broth, white wine & frozen ground beef (I'm so not chicken to do this now! Things turn out great from frozen for me!) OOPS! Hubby just came in and said, "Why is the IP on venting?!" I corrected that problem! Luckily, its only been on for about 5 minutes! Why do I mention this? Because the IP is forgiving, as long as you catch that mistake early enough, wouldn't you agree, Tatiana? Can't wait to try my chili! And I do have all the other fixins! Always have my avocados on hand for Keto lifestyle! bon appetit! Mary in MN


Tuesday 6th of November 2018

Do you drain the beans/corn first?


Monday 10th of October 2022

@Tatiana Shifruk, This was a huge detail to leave out of the recipe and completely ruined my first attempt

Tatiana Shifruk

Tuesday 6th of November 2018

yes, please drain