Here is an easy and flavorful pressure cooker chili with dry beans recipe. Using a 13 bean blend and no soaking required you can now made homemade chili in your Instant Pot in under 45 minutes! A hearty dinner idea that is perfect year round.
Ever since I got my Instant Pot over a year ago I have been busy creating new recipes our (and your) family will enjoy, this pressure cooker chili with dry beans is now a favorite amongst our Instant Pot recipes. (originally published 3/18)
One of the very first recipes I made was our easy Instant Pot chili that only has 5 ingredients. It uses canned beans. Today I wanted a pressure cooker chili with dry beans, it came out great!
This 13 bean soup mix had a basic chili recipe on the back. I figured I could use that as a base and turn it into a pressure cooker chili with dry beans for sure.
Of course when it comes to chili it’s all about the add ins. Keep these substitutions in mind when making your homemade chili with dry beans.
- If you love spicy chili then add more chili powder and maybe a tbsp or so of Tobasco or Sriracha…whatever your hot sauce of choice is really.
- If you want to load your chili up with vegetables then feel free to add lots of onions, green onions, and diced bell peppers of all varieties are great too!
- 13 bean mix was used here from Bob’s Red Mill (found in the aisle with all the other dry beans in a bag) but if you prefer just one type of bean, like pinto beans in your chili then use that instead.
- Just use this Instant Pot cooking times for beans chart to see if times vary for the first step of cooking your beans.
I like flavorful but not spicy spicy so I would say the directions below are for a mild version of chili….amp it up from there. Very flavorful with a variety of spices it was much easier than I thought to make a homemade chili using dry beans since my Instant Pot did the “soaking” for me in just 30 minutes.
Like I said though if you like spicy by all means add more chili powder and/or Tobasco (or your spice of choice) to amp it up.
Served as is with some shredded cheese on top, over rice, or inside a baked potato this pressure cooker chili with dry beans is so yummy!!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this pressure cooker chili with dry beans
- Dry beans mix – I used this 13 bean soup mix
- Ground beef – I guess you could leave this out if you wish
- Green onions
- Diced tomatoes
- Tomato sauce
- Seasoned salt – I used Lawry’s
- Can of diced chiles
- Chili powder
- Garlic powder
- Garlic salt
- Cheese – shredded to put on top when it’s done is a must for us, we often times serve it over Instant Pot white rice as well
Looking for more Instant Pot recipes with beans
- Easy Bloody Mary chili recipe
- Pressure cooker ham and beans uses dry beans too
- Instant Pot Hoppin John
- Instant Pot chili mac recipe
Here’s the printable recipe and video showing how we make it.
Pressure Cooker Chili With Dry Beans
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 onion diced
- 2 green onions diced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1.5 c dry beans I used 13 bean soup mix
- 4 3/4 c water
- 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz., we used petite diced
- 1 can tomato sauce 14.5 oz
- 1 can diced chiles 4 oz
- 3 tsp seasoned salt I used Lawry's
- 1.5 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- Put 4 cups of water and 1 1/2 c. (using a measuring cup) of dry beans into your pressure cooker. Seal lid and steam valve and set to bean setting for 30 minutes. Quick release, drain, and set beans aside.
- Turn Instant Pot to saute and add olive oil and ground beef. Cook about half way done and then add onions, spices, and green onions. (if you're going to want to drain your meat then don't add spices now, add after you drain.)
- Cook until pink is gone and turn pressure cooker off.
- Add in your diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans that you put to the side that have been cooked, and fill your tomato sauce can 1/2 way full of water and put that in your pot too. Gently stir.
- Seal your lid and steam valve and set to pressure, high, for 5 minutes.
- Do a quick release and serve topped with cheese, chives, green onions etc....
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