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The Best Instant Pot Chili || Vegan Friendly, Too!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 344kcal


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil (you can also use coconut or avocado oil) 
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoon chili powder (if you want it to have a tad less kick, use two tablespoons) 
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning (optional, but I think it gives it great flavor) 
  • 1 pound 90%+ lean ground beef (use a plant based meet like Beyond Meat ground beef, also - that is what we used. Also good with ground turkey)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 15-ounce can black kidney beans
  • 2 cups water or chicken stock (you can also use beef stock or vegetable stock, if preferred)
  • 1 14.5-ounce can fire roasted tomatoes (if you only have canned diced tomatoes, that will work, too)
  • Grated sharp cheddar cheese for garnish (optional)
  • Pinch of salt & ground black pepper to taste
  • Garnish with shredded sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream and green onions (optional) 


  • Turn on your Instant Pot and select the 'Saute' function.  
  • When the Instant Pot feels warm, add olive oil, ground beef and onions, red and green pepper and saute until beef is browned and veggies are softened. 
  • Once beef and onions are browned, press the 'Cancel' button to reset the cooking function. Drain any excess grease. 
  • Add red chili beans, black beans, roasted red peppers, garlic, oregano, cumin, chili powder, taco seasoning, garlic powder and water or chicken broth to your Instant Pot and stir. 
  • Secure the lid and select the Pressure Cook function and cook for 8 minutes on high. 
  • Once cooking is complete, allow to naturally release for 5 minutes and then quick release any remaining pressure.  
  • Unlock the lid, stir and add any addition seasoning to taste.
  • If you prefer your chili to be more think as opposed to soupy, select the 'Saute' function and allow it to simmer on medium to thicken.  
  • Top with cheese, sour cream, green onions and enjoy! 


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1995IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 4mg