instant pot chili recipe
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4.74 from 23 votes

Instant Pot Chili

Easy Instant Pot chili recipe that can be made quickly in your pressure cooker or cook it a bit longer for softer beans. Either way it's a hearty dinner that can be spiced up or left plain.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 5 ingredient, best, chili, dump, easy, instant pot, pressure cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 242kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 1 lb ground beef 1/2 lb. spicy ground sausage + 1/2 lb. regular ground sausage is best if you like a ton of flavor and a bit of heat
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz, we prefer petite diced
  • 1 can kidney beans 15 oz.
  • 1 small can tomato sauce 8 oz.
  • 1 packet chili seasoning or use 1 tsp Lawry's seasoning salt + 1 tbsp. dry minced onions + 1 tsp garlic salt + 1/4 - 1/2 tsp chili powder instead
  • 1/2 bell pepper diced, optional
  • 1 onion diced, optional


  • Set instant pot to saute add a few tbsp of olive oil and brown meat, add onions and bell peppers if desired. Cook until onions soften a bit. Drain if desired, I do not drain.
  • Empty cans of beans, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes on top (do not drain cans before adding).. Add packet of chili seasoning and stir everything together.
  • Set it to manual, pressure, high for 10 minutes. Do a natural release for 5 minutes followed by a quick release of steam.
  •  Done! Serve by itself with cheese on top or on top of rice or potatoes.



Serving: 3oz | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 756mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 963IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg