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Instant Pot Beef and Bean Chili

Instant Pot Beef and Bean Chili

Course Beef, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef-chili, easy-ground-beef-recipes, instant-pot-beef-and-bean-chili, instant-pot-chili
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 483kcal


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 medium jalapeno or poblano pepper seeded and diced
  • 2 lbs ground sirloin or ground chuck
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups low sodium beef stock or broth
  • 2 15 oz cans kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 10 oz cans diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste divided
  • 2 Tbsp dark chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp paprika or ½ tsp cayenne
  • Sour cream, lime slices, green onion, cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese and fritos for serving


  • Turn Instant Pot to saute function. Drizzle the bottom with oil. Add onion and jalapeno. Saute just until softening about 2 minutes. 
  • Add ground beef. Cook until no pink remains. Tilt insert and skim excess fat with a large spoon. Add garlic, cooking for 1 minute longer.
  • To the pot add broth, tomatoes, beans, ½ tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, lemon pepper, paprika and cocoa powder. Mix well 
  • Turn Instant Pot to "chili" function OR manual maintaining high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • Allow pressure to release for 10-15 minutes or quick release with vent. Uncover, stir and thicken further with remaining tomato paste
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream, green onion, cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese and fritos or any of your favorite toppings for serving


Stovetop: Follow the recipe instructions steps 1-3 using a large heavy bottomed pot or dutch oven. Once all ingredients are added, stir well, cover and simmer on medium low for 1 hour stirring occasionally. 
Slow Cooker: Follow the recipe instructions steps 1-3 transfering cooked beef and peppers to a slow cooker. Once all ingredients have been added, stir well, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1112mg | Potassium: 951mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1268IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 5mg